These are the Charlotte area’s top-ranked public high schools for 2022

CHARLOTTE — For the final recap of Niche school rankings, CBJ is turning its focus to Charlotte-area public high schools.

It follows previous installments that looked at the top-ranked local private K-12 schools, public elementary schools and public middle schools.

Niche’s local ranking, which includes traditional, charter and magnet schools, put Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw at No. 1. While the Union County school landed at No. 7 in the state ranking, it placed at No. 365 nationally.

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Marvin Ridge’s highest grade, an A+, came in the academics, college prep and sports categories. Its lowest marks, a B, came in diversity and food.

Eight public high schools in the Charlotte region earned a spot in the national ranking. In addition to Marvin Ridge, they were Ardrey Kell High School, Weddington High School, Lake Norman Charter School, Highland School of Technology, Central Academy of Technology & Arts, Community School of Davidson and Pine Lake Preparatory School.

The annual set of rankings from Pittsburgh-based research and review site Niche aims to provide a more personal view of schools. In addition to analyzing test scores and academic performance, it incorporates data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, as well as opportunities for extracurricular activities.

See the rest of the top-ranked local schools here.

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