I graduated in 2007 and have a little sister who's graduating in 2012. The school was great when I was there and it is still great for my younger sibling. The principal is awesome, the majority of the teaching staff is awesome, but there isn't nearly enough parent involvement. There are quite a few kids going to the school that clearly need more guidance from their parents. From what my little sister is telling me, things are improving from when I was enrolled. Overall, great school.
I'm a graduate of the 2009 school year, and am currently attending The University of North Carolina at Charlotte majoring in Architecture. I'll give the school facts for my graduating year. The band program, which was mentioned in previous posts has dropped in membership to 50-70 members a year, however it's regaining momentum. Also as previously mentioned, the school spirit, though still very commendable, has dropped slightly. This is the fault of the kids, rather than the teachers. The principal is top notch, and is extremely proficient in her job. The school isn't desperately underfunded, but the opening and continued opening of new schools in the area has leeched a significant amount of money from the school, but that's a county issue that should be addressed as such. For the most part, the teaching staff is incredible. A high percentage of them are Concord Graduates themselves, so they have a lot of emotion invested in the school, thus driving them to do better jobs. The key issue weighing down the school at the moment is the parent involvement in their children's school careers. There is too little parent engagement. Stay involved with our children!