Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System is centrally located in North Carolina close to both mountains and beaches. Our area is one of the fastest growing regions in the country; it should come as no surprise that we hire over 2,000 new teachers per year! Our community is culturally rich with theater, ballet, symphony, museums and excellent restaurants. For the sports enthusiast, we have professional football (Carolina Panthers) and basketball (Charlotte Hornets) - we also host many college athletic tournaments throughout the year. You are in the heart of one of the South’s premier sporting states! A beautiful city with culture, sports, nightlife, shopping, and phenomenal weather - what more could you ask for? However, if you ever do want to get away, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is convenient and economical, and welcomed more than 44 million travelers last year, setting an all-time high passenger record. WHY IS CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG SCHOOLS ONE OF THE BEST DISTRICTS IN AMERICA FOR TEACHERS? • We are a nationally recognized leader in academic achievement and instructional programs. • We have a small-district feel even though we have 176 schools. • We are a diverse district with students from 183 different countries. • Throughout our ten learning communities, we offer a wide range of instructional environments for teachers, including traditional schools, magnet programs, and career and technical education programs. • We use professional learning communities in our schools to build a supportive, collaborative environment for instruction. • We are supported by parents and the broader community. We have over 91,000 volunteers at CMS. • We incorporate technology into instruction by having SmartBoards and Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) in select schools.

Mission Statement

Vision: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) provides all students the best education available anywhere, preparing every child to lead a rich and productive life. Mission: The mission of CMS is to maximize academic achievement by every student in every school.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

In compliance with Federal Law, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Gov Cent, 600 East Fourth Street 5th Fl, Charlotte, NC 28202-2825