South Mecklenburg High School



South Mecklenburg High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

South Mecklenburg High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 807
10 798
11 650
12 662

South Mecklenburg High School is a public high school of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District located in Charlotte, NC. It has 2,917 students in grades 9th through 12th. South Mecklenburg High School is the 1st largest public high school in North Carolina and the 304th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.4 to 1.

Total Students: 2,917
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 158.94

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South Mecklenburg High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,508
(52%)
22,132
(50%)
 Male 1,409
(48%)
22,357
(50%)

South Mecklenburg High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,122
(38%)
13,172
(30%)
 Hispanic 831
(28%)
8,516
(19%)
 Black 769
(26%)
19,012
(43%)
 Two or More 99
(3%)
1,237
(3%)
 Asian 87
(3%)
2,325
(5%)
 American Indian 8
(0%)
192
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
35
(0%)

South Mecklenburg High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,656
(57%)
20,162
(45%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,131
(39%)
22,566
(51%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 130
(4%)
1,761
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

South Mecklenburg High School is ranked 13th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of South Mecklenburg High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (43.2%) is slightly lower than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

South Mecklenburg High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2533
2006 1938
2007 1709
2008 1774
2009 1875
2010 1999
2011 2373
2012 2557
2013 2744
2014 2913
2015 2917

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.1
2006 15.5
2007 14.9
2008 15.1
2009 17.2
2010 19.9
2011 19
2012 19.2
2013 18.6
2014 19.7
2015 18.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.20213185945519
2006 0.26109391124871
2007 0.26448215330603
2008 0.27339346110485
2009 0.3248
2010 0.35667833916958
2011 0.43826380109566
2012 0.46304262807978
2013 0.45371720116618
2014 0.45245451424648
2015 0.43229345217689

Compare South Mecklenburg High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,840.0% 18.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 43.2%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 

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Public 09 - 12 2,917 18.4:1  
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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