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West Charlotte High

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Posted February 4, 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 3, 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


Posted January 8, 2008

Hey I think that west charlotte is a great high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

My daughter is in the Emerging Leaders group. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 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.}
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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
—Submitted by a former student


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted 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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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

354 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
63%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

375 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
69%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

394 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

450 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

251 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

285 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students10%
Female7%
Male13%
Black9%
Asian13%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students11%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students18%
Female18%
Male18%
Black17%
Asian19%
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students21%
Limited English proficiency6%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students24%
Female31%
Male17%
Black23%
Asian22%
Hispanic40%
Multiracial17%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students28%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 87% 26%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 4% 14%
White 2% 52%
American Indian 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • John Wall Jr & Timisha Barnes-Jones
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (980) 343-6049

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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