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Charlotte Area Schools- CMS, Union County, Links, Links and More Links!

November 20th, 2008 Listed Under: Living Here, Schools, Union County

fall in CharlotteSo you are thinking about moving to Charlotte, first question,

“What about their schools?” Where can you go to compare schools within the greater Charlotte area- from Mooresville to Fort Mill schools, its all here.

Charlotte, NC   After writing my first CMS school update on this blog a few days ago, I realized we needed some updated links and information for Charlotte area schools. Today’s post is not exhaustive, just the ones I work with every day. If I left your school system out, more will follow, promise.

We do schools differently in the Charlotte area –

different than the smaller school systems that predominate in the north, and different than many southern cities, where the school systems are small, many, and often still all but separate.  For those of you who don’t know, my wife and I are education “hounds” (sounds better than snobs) and we raised 4 children here- 4 children who went to excellent private and public schools in Charlotte, all went on to college and/or grad school. My wife is a life-long educator and currently a professor of elementary education at a local college- we talk education in our house almost every day.

There are no simple answers to your school questions- each area and each sytem has their average, above average and below average schools- so it will require you doing a bit of research to find the best to fit for your family. But that is what my Charlotte Area school category (left hand column) is all about.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools– CMS- also known as the “big”one, here are a few links to get you started- Wow- Did you Know?  and some more details …Fast Facts  Advanced Placement Programs  Arts Education   Student Achievement

The large number of links is just the larger webpage of a larger system.  CMS also covers Matthews, Huntersville, Davidson and Cornelius. For more info, the CMS Home Page.

Union County Public Schools– our neighbor to the immediate south, Union County has been a popular “move up” location and “Move To” location- and a main reason is the quality of their schools, in particular the schools near the Charlotte border in towns like Weddington and Marvin. For Fast Facts try their UCPS Home Page  Gifted Program  and their notes from the Superintendent

Fort Mill, York County Public Schools– the Fort Mill home page,   Fort Mill Strategic Plan, School Locator

Mooresville Public Schools– the Mooresville Graded School Homepage is for Announcements, Mooresville is a popular school district but their website is being re-done, and it isn’t that helpful at this time.

For more information and to compare schools- try  the user friendly Great Schools  and on North Carolina, once you want to research a specific school, try the incomparable NC Report Cards 


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Terry McDonald
I'm the owner/team leader of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered real estate brokers here in Charlotte NC. A transplanted Washinghtonian, my family and I came from the NYC area in 1993.
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