As a realtor, but more importantly a mother of young children, I can honestly say that you are making a great decision to come to the Charlotte area! There are a lot of opinions about the schools in the Charlotte area, but I truly believe that it is about knowing your children and what they need to succeed. Before I became a realtor, I was a social worker and I can tell you that even children who go to schools performing poorly, but who had great parental support at home, succeed in academics and life. With that said, there are a lot of websites that will give you 'grades' on various schools, but there is nothing like visiting the schools in person and talking to the administrators and teachers. You will be amazed at what you can learn from a quick visit and no one knows your children's needs more than you.
Charlotte and the surrounding communities offer many public schools, but also several charter school options if you prefer a smaller environment for your child without the private school tuition. We have renowned private schools, but they are pricey and one of the reasons I find many of my northern relocation clients come down to this area is to escape the high cost of living, which is negated by paying tuition.
As someone who has preschool and elementary aged children, I understand how important our children are. I would be happy to speak with you more in detail about the different areas in and around Charlotte to ensure that your decision is one that everyone in your family is comfortable and happy with. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.
Stephanie Blackburn, REALTOR
DL Morton Realty