Three Mecklenburg County high schools – two north suburban charter schools and Providence High in south Charlotte – ranked among the nation’s best on U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best high schools” list.
Lake Norman Charter School in Huntersville had the region’s highest rating, based on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate scores, graduation rates and academic proficiency. It was rated No. 261 among 19,908 public high schools.
Providence was the highest-ranked Charlotte-Mecklenburg school at No. 372. Community School of Davidson squeaked onto the “gold medal” list for the top 500 schools, taking the 500th spot.
Eleven more schools in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties got silver-medal ratings.
The magazine has been rating high schools since 2007.