Diversity and Inclusion
Commitment and Diversity
Diversity is the differences that define each of us individually, and collectively. These differences include race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, or skill level. By recognizing, respecting, and valuing these differences, CMS can capitalize on the benefits that diversity brings to its environment."

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is committed to recognizing, respecting, and valuing diversity throughout the organization.

"Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will acknowledge and appreciate the value of diversity throughout the curriculum, instruction, and staff development." (Multicultural Education Policy ICF, Adopted by the BOE January 12, 1993)

"An environment of racial and cultural diversity enhances learning and is necessary to prepare students to be successful in an increasingly multi-ethnic, diverse and changing society." (one of our core values of how we educate our students - Achieving the CMS Vision: Equity and Student Success Plan, March 18, 1999)

Top 15 Languages Spoken by ESL Students
 
Spanish
22,372
Vietnamese1,052
Arabic566
French500
Jarai349    
Russian346
Korean341
Nepali325
Hmong/Hmong-Mien/Hmongie/Chaug292
Hindi/Urdu269
Telugu256
Chinese (Mandarin)211
Gujarati/Gujarathi210
Chin194
Portuguese170
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