Against a backdrop of severe budget constraints in most of our nation's school districts, to maintain rigorous standards and consistently produce well-prepared and well-rounded graduates is quite a feat, and Providence High School in Charlotte NC proved once again that it stands above other high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) system. The only other CMS high school to make the top 500 list was Myers Park High School, ranked at #439.
Newsweek revamped its methodology for this year's ranking of America's Best Public High Schools. Each school in the pool of 10,000 top US high schools was ranked on the following components (the weight of each component is in parentheses):
Four-year, on-time graduation rate (25%)
Percent of 2010 graduates who enrolled immediately in college (25%)
AP/IB/AICE tests per graduate (25%)
Average SAT and/or ACT score (10%)
Average AP/IB/AICE courses offered per graduate (10%)
As a proud parent of 2 Providence High School graduates and one rising 10th grader at Providence, I can attest to the school's high standards, rigorous course offerings, competent and encouraging staff, and wide array of extracurricular activities. My 2 college kids were extremely well-prepared for the next level, and didn't miss a beat when they stepped on their college campuses. Even with budget cuts, Providence High School still manages to provide exceptional education to its students.
If you're contemplating a move to Charlotte, NC and would like to search for homes for sale in the Providence High School district, I would be thrilled to show you all of the great neighborhoods zoned for Providence, and help you find a wonderful home for your family. Parents are always looking for homes for sale in the Providence High School district because they value education and understand how a great high school can boost their property value. Contact me today to begin your journey - we'll have a nice chat about what you are looking for in a home, neighborhood, and school.
Congratulations to Providence High School in Charlotte NC for making Newsweek's Best American High Schools list in 2011!!!