District Report Card
CMS Welcome Letter
Dear CMS Families,

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools provides academic instruction, rigor and support each school day to more than 140,000 students. We are proud of our diverse mix of students who represent 184 countries and speak 204 languages and dialects. Each day, CMS students are prepared to be leaders in a technologically savvy and globally competitive world. 

To keep you informed, we are providing updates on your child’s school achievements through the North Carolina School Report Cards. The NC School Report Cards include important information about schools and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. School Report Cards are provided for schools that were open during the 2021-22 school year.

For the 2021-22 school year, the U.S. Department of Education and the North Carolina General Assembly (Session Law 2021-130) waived requirements for reporting the school-level accountability model and School Performance Grades, including achievement and growth. Additionally, as a condition of the federal waiver, test performance must be reported in the School Report Card, along with the cohort graduation rate, and the percent of English learners exiting such status. 

Report card data is available for our district and for the state’s education system as a whole and can be found on the NC School Report Cards website. The website also includes a Data Sources and Information Guide and a list of Frequently Asked Questions. These publications describe what is included in each of the report card sections and provide more details about how to interpret and use the report card data.

The NC School Report Cards offer transparency into school spending and school performance as well. It’s important to know this information doesn’t tell the whole story. No report will be able to capture the hard work and dedication of our teachers and other staff or reflect the spirit and resilience of the school community. Please note the academic report doesn’t outline the athletics, clubs, apprenticeship or career and technical opportunities that are extremely important to a student’s growth and social-emotional well-being.

Well-informed parents who participate in their children’s education and school enhance the learning environment for students and educators alike. We encourage you to review the district’s report card as well as your child’s School Report Card, which will be shared by your principal. Your involvement is very important to your student’s success.

Thank you for trusting the education of your student to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. As a parent and your superintendent, I will continue to focus on ensuring each student receives the best education possible to fulfill their highest potential.

Earnest Winston
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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