East Mecklenburg High School

290 reviews
  1. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
6800 Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC 28212
Telephone
(980) 343-6430

East Mecklenburg High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1110
122 responses
Average ACT
25
52 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
AP Enrollment
31%
AP Exam Pass Rate
41%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    26%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    40%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    33%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
  • Sporting events
    31%
  • Homecoming/Senior Week/prom/powderpuff
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Dressing up occasionally
    12%
  • Music Revue, done every year by the choral program
    10%
  • Field trips
    3%
  • Marching Band Performances
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,846
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,852/ year
National
$11,890
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses

Reviews

290 reviews
  • Excellent
    62
  • Very Good
    112
  • Average
    96
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    5
East Mecklenburg High is one of the best cms schools. East Meck has a little bit of everything. Our Academics is great and the college readiness is very high. You can take Standard, Honors, AP, and even IB classes. Our teachers will do anything to get every student ready for the next level, if its going off to college or just going into the next grade. Our sports teams are coming along; we call ourselves the New East because in a couple of more years our teams will be state champs. East Meck is very much a big family. We were recognized by the State Board of Education for North Carolina in Raleigh, as the first and ONLY Prepared Global Ready High School in the state. Overall East Mecklenburg High is a great school and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
  • Senior
  • 16 days ago
East Meck is great! The teachers challenge you to think outside the box and push you outside of your comfort zone. They make sure you understand the concepts as well as engage in the learning. Overall, it is a great place to be at.
  • Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
East Mecklenburg High School was far from perfect, but did have its strengths. It was quite diverse, one of the most diverse high schools out of all the schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools system and also offered a very rigorous IB program as well as AP classes. However, the selection of AP classes was limited compared to other schools, and I felt that quite a few of the classes were centered around preparing for the AP test at the end of the year, rather than actually teaching us.
  • Alum
  • 12 days ago