The grades are in: For the fifth year, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction has rated North Carolina schools using a “college and career readiness” standard.

DPI’s most recent release breaks down the performance of 123 high schools in the Charlotte area — including public and charter high schools in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union and Gaston counties. For this report, the Charlotte Business Journal analyzed data for schools with grades nine and higher.