CHARLOTTE, N.C. — U.S. News & World Report revealed its 2019 Best High Schools by Metro Area rankings last week, unveiling what it believes to be the top such public schools in the Charlotte area.
The methodology is the same used in the 2019 Best High Schools national rankings, which were published in late April. Six major factors were used in ranking the schools: graduation rates; college readiness; college curriculum breadth; math and reading proficiency; math and reading performance; and underserved student performance.
College readiness has the highest weight of the factors, accounting for 30 percent of a school’s overall score.
None of the Charlotte-area high schools ranked in the top 300 nationally, but 11 did land among the top 1,000 public high schools in the country. Six of the Charlotte area’s top 25 high schools had a graduation rate of 100 percent.
Marvin Ridge High in Waxhaw ranked as the top high school in the Charlotte metro with a national ranking of 368. It has more than 1,600 students enrolled from the ninth to 12th grade and earned a college readiness score of 63.9.
View this slideshow to see the 25 best high schools in the Charlotte area, according to the rankings.
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