Students enrolled 1696
School leader John Wall Jr & Timisha Barnes-Jones
Transportation options Yes
District Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

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2219 Senior Drive
Charlotte, NC 28216

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(980) 343-6060
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3 stars
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February 04, 2014
When you read so many post that a school "isn't that bad" or "isn't that violent" then yes...it is that bad or that violent. West Charlotte 2013 test scores in math (9.7 out of 100) and reading (24.4 out of 100) are abysmal at best. Crime is everywhere (CMPD Crime map). I attended this school and I can assure all, my child will not make that same mistake.

- submitted by a community member
June 22, 2009
Teacher involvement is very high at West Charlotte, Counselors respond quickly to any communication via Internet or personal phone call. Yes, West Charlotte tend to get a negative views---this is coming from the media also. Security is great, Officer Brown is on point--just come by and watch. Has a good relationship with students. I live on the West Side, and Love it. My son attends West Charlotte--and enjoys it also. Following a legacy of past West Charlotteans. In every school you have issues going on, however at West Charlotte the outside tends to make sure they are there to report anyting negative. A School is as strong as the support it receives, and I don't mean monetary.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 20, 2009
West charlotte is a graet school. my Mama, my Brother, and my sister all graduated from here and im next. Im excited to attend WC because of all the great scholarship and community service opprutunities that are given there.

- submitted by a student
October 03, 2008
Yes the attitude of MANY of the students at West Charlotte is undesirable, but the staff is wonderful. They are constantly checking up on you and keeping you out of trouble. The staff that teaches IB and AP courses don't play games AT ALL, unlike what people outside of the school seem to think. Extracurriculars are amazing and there is a club for EVERYONE. The principal is the most encouraging person. And as for the student survey that states only 15% percent felt safe..it's bull...The rare fights that do take place are quickly contained, and how can the staff stop fights anyway..It's student drama..it happens... so lets cut all this bad talk about West Charlotte and actually try to encourage the students.

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 08, 2008
Hey I think that west charlotte is a great high school.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2007
My daughter is in the Emerging Leaders group. I love it!

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November 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2007
My daughter was transferred to W Chalotte this year. What we heard was horrible. The truth? West Charlotte is as safe as other better rated schools,the staff is qualified and cares about the students.The principal seems to be a real leader,the students welcome new students.....So,do not judge before meeting the good people there! {Just for you to know,my daughter was at Providence High before.I was worried.I am not anymore.}

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September 11, 2007
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June 26, 2007
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June 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 18, 2006
There are a lot of things about West Charlotte Senior High School that the media neglect to tell you: 1. It was the safest school in the school system in 2005-2006. 2. West Charlotte seniors earned over $3,000,000 in academic scholarships 2005-2006. 3. The JROTC Program was the Best in the school system in 2005-2006. 4. The Marching Band Program remains one of the top programs in the entire region. The faculty and students mean business. They know about all the negative media reports concerning their school and other schools in the system and they will let their results speak for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2006
West Charlotte Senior High School is truly a blessing from God. Its rich history, alumnae association, and Lion Pride will never keep this school down too long. WCHS has produced too many scholars, athletes, and community leaders to be considered a school of failure. WCHS is probably one of the few high schools in Charlotte where the staff truly cares about you and your future. I can remember the day Dr. Lee (former principal) called every senior with at least a 3.0 out of class to apply for the Charlotte Post top senior awards. Believe it or not, everyone was accepted. WCHS had the most students honored as Charlotte Post top seniors in 2003. West Charlotte is truly a wonderful school. Through academics, student activities, and athletics, WCHS will prepare your child for the future. -Class of 2003, President

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August 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2005
West Charlotte is a GREAT school. There is no way that the media, or test scores can reflect the true West Charlotte Senior High School. I believe that in the 2003-2004 school year, West Charlotte brought in more scholarship money ($2.7 million dollars) than all CMS schools. I think that is pretty good for a low-performing school. Before you start judging my school, maybe you should spend some time on the campus first. Then you can form you own opinion, instead of believing what everyone tells you.

- submitted by a former student
May 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
As a recent alumnus of West Charlotte, I don't think that you can truly get an impression of the school without being a student there. No, West Charlotte is not the academic institution it once was but it still does a great job of preparing students for their next step in life. From the graduating class of 2004, more than half are attending universities and of those whom decided to join the workforce, many are doing well. I feel like over my time there, we were pigeonholed unjustly just because 'Oh thats West Charlotte don't go there' when you have to step back and take a look at the direction of the school and how their students turn out in the long run. West Charlotte is a great school and I am very proud to be an alumnus of it. Don't let one parents bashing distort your view of our school.

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April 02, 2005
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January 26, 2005
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November 16, 2004
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- submitted by a student
September 22, 2003
West Charlotte has really gone down hill in the last five years. It is considered to be the most troubled school in Mecklenburg County. Last year on the Student Survey 15% of the students feel safe at school.

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August 27, 2003
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West Charlotte High
2219 Senior Drive, Charlotte, NC  28216
(980) 343-6060
Last modified West Charlotte High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Charlotte High Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top