Schools in Charlotte>Question Details

Marilyn, Home Buyer in New York

Relocating to Charlotte. Flexible to area, want best schools. Any advice on searching for best schools?

Asked by Marilyn, New York Wed Aug 24, 2011

So far, Union County has been on top of our list. But we also like the Huntersville area. Would like an easy source to search top schools, then identify subdivisions within those districts. Any tips?

Help the community by answering this question:


Hello Marilyn,

MGSD / CMS / UCPS / Charter/Private school are different school districts in great Charlotte area. There are good and bad schools in those school districts depending on which area you would like to relocate. Something not only schools you need to consider, but also neighborhood, crime, shopping center, price, community etc.

You can look at my blog to find out where is best area for school.…

Anna @ Helen Adams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 20, 2014
Hello Marilyn:

Try and have sold homes in the Weddington area and my buyers loved the Weddington schools also the Ballantyne area, and Mooresville, Lake Norman area. There are several private schools in Charlotte. I have a link on my website to The British American school of Charlotte. My website is I also have a list of Private schools and phone numbers that I would be happy e-mail to you as it is quite long.

Best wishes

Jacqueline Rolls-Berardi. Buyers Agent . Keller Williams Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 26, 2011
I moved from Connecticut six years ago and had three children in the school system and a fourth going into it a couple years later....Like you i did my research from the schools then I looked for homes in the area I liked the schools. Your choices of areas is good. There are soem good websites that offer different perspectives ont eh schools in the Charlotte area.

One is This site ranks a school and has feedback given from other parents of their take on the school and when they wrote the review fo the school.

Another one I refer families to is This oen shows you the demographics fo the schools and how they have fared on the state end of the year tests for the core subjects over the past three years. In addition you get to see how the school compares to other schools in the school system, district and state wide.

I found those two sites to be a very helpful in evaluting schools to decide where I wanted to send my children. I can tell you going into my seventh year in the school system my wife and I have been pleased with the choice we made and would not move our children out fo the schools they are in now...

If you need any addiitonal help on this or have any other questions about the area please feel free to e-mail me or give me a call......I would be glad to help you out in locating an area and home that works for you and your family.
Web Reference:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 25, 2011
Selecting a location is one of the most difficult things newcomers face because of the size of region. Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County - which is an 850 square mile area, and there are 11 surrounding counties. So, the job/business location will probably limit/focus your choices significantly. What sometimes helps narrow the decision is schools. In the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, of which Huntersville is a part, school districts are very large and many buyers are researching specific schools closely and giving me direction to search in specific high school attendance zones. Taxes are low here compared to many other parts of the country.

The below Trulia blog has some local publication's school comments and rankings, as well as links to additional resources. Please consider me a resource and if you have any questions about real estate in general or a property in particular, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Daniel Fisher
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Hey Marilyn!

When looking into schools in NC, an organization has put together a site - (copy and paste into your browser). This will give you a good idea of where to find a school that suits your needs.

Once you find schools that are satisfactory to your search, go to my website and use the "search by school" function -

Huntersville is a great area, I grew up there and recommend it. I've also heard good things about the Union County school system especially the Weddington area.

Please feel free to use the tools on my site and contact me if you would like more in depth information or would like to set up a showing for any house, townhouse or condo in the area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Hi Marilyn!
You're a savvy buyer to be researching schools in Charlotte! There are many areas here with great schools - I am most familiar with South Charlotte schools (my 3 children attend/attended) and Union County schools. If schools are the most important criteria for your family, I would suggest narrowing your choices through research and visits, and then focus on neighborhoods that fit your lifestyle and budget. I've written a lot of blog posts on South Charlotte schools - check them out at

For school rankings and scores, my favorite site is Visit the site and click on NC or Charlotte, etc., and you can see how schools rank against each other. In the past year or so, however, CMS has stopped publishing school scores greater than 95, so it's more difficult to compare the highest-ranked schools. I'd be happy to answer an questions you have about the area, schools, neighborhoods, etc. Best wishes to you and your family!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Dear Marilyn,
I live and specialize in the northern end of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County and the Lake Norman area. You will find good reports when you research the Mooresville, NC schools as well as Iredell-Statesville schools. Mooresville is located in Iredell County. Websites:
Here is a site with some Iredell County rankings:… I like the Huntersville area due to it's close proximity to Charlotte. Schools here are very good, but you may not find them as high on the list as some of the others. Lots of choices and decisions. Let me know if I can assist.
Web Reference:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Once you identify the schools that you like, for example Providence High, you can go to our home search at, and just select the school from the drop downs... and put in your home criteria. If you narrow down your search to Elementary Schools, you probably will be able to quickly see which subdivisions you will have to pick from. If you need any help... don't hesitate to ask.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Hi Marilyn,

I have links to all the county websites on my website and on our company website You can check their rankings and end of grade scores, see what courses they offer etc.
I moved to Union County from NY 13 years ago and my children have attended Union county schools and I have been very happy with their education. I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the schools, the area and give you names of different subdivision that attend schools that you choose.
Compass Real Estate Group has agents that also live and service the Huntersville area so we can help you with the same information there as well. Please don't hesitate to contact us we will be happy to assist you with all aspects of your relocation.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Hi! I am a Realtor as well as a former teacher within CMS. I'd love to answer any questions you might have, as well as assist you in your relocation. Please feel free to contact me!

Kristen L Bernard
Realtor/Broker NC & SC
Infinity Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Here is another website you can use:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011

We moved to Charlotte ~ 23 yrs ago with 3 young children; our children went to Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools and we have been very pleased. SE Charlotte is a great area for schools and to raise a family. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg site is If I may be of assistance in your relocation, please feel free to contact me.

Debbie Arriero
Arriero Realty, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Hi Marilyn,

Try Cabarrus County make work for you too.

Mechell Harris
Allen Tate Realtors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Here is the link to the school website.


David Proicou,
Realtor, Broker
704-965-3409 mobile
704-377-7304 fax

My Entire Inventory of VisualTours
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 24, 2011
Search Advice
Ask our community a question
Email me when…

Learn more

Copyright © 2016 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer