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11201 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

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(980) 343-3840
(980) 343-3845
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August 17, 2013
North Meck is the best school! Mr.Hayes is a fun nice principal but is on his stuff, he doesn't play. I love that he has brought back the Cosmetology Program and these other programs such as Culinary, Automative Tech, Horticulture, and Construction. The school is building big time.

- submitted by a student
April 03, 2011
I normally do not post on these sites. However, since my son's schools has been taken over by the new principal things have gotten so bad. Discipline is not an issue and never was. The man is nothing but about testing, testing and more testing. Students are taught nothing at this school. During an open house the situation was chaotic to say the least, the school has one asst. principal and very young and inexperienced group of people called academic facilitators and for the life of me I cannot figure out who to talk to about my sons issues at this school. I was told by friends about how good this school was, but even they are backing away from it. Poor North Meck, I feel sorry for both studens and staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
This school has gone from one of the best to one of the worst in less than three months. The long time Principal was forced out by the powers that be and was replaced by several other temporary Principals that were removed. The newest Principal comes from a school of less than 400 students will little experience running a large high school. The student population has gone from first to worst. Parents, my student currently attends this school and the morale of both the staff and high achieving students has gone out the window. Avoid North Mecklenburg high and attend Hough High if at possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Norfff. We have the besgt school spirt around. The classes are great considering, there are different levels offered so youll always be able to pass. Some of the counselors are a little diffucult by theres people that really do want to help you out and are willing to make sure you dont 'get left behind' I love it, and the people there.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 12, 2009
My son is a freshman at North Meck in the IB program. I am happy to say that after spending money on a private school, this school has far exceeding my expectations. The teachers and administrators are some of the finest that I have ever seen. They have gone above and beyond to help my child succeed; staying after school, counseling, offering advice, you name it. The overcrowding issue is what it is, but does not take away from what this school has to offer. I am looking forward to the next three years at North Meck!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2008
North Mecklenburg is second to none. My son is now a junior in the IB program and has developed into a mature adolescent because of it. He has learned how to control time and his teachers stay afterschool to tutor him. The 'overcrowding' issue is not as bad as it sounds. The school has scheduled themselves so that overcrowding is as small as possible. Send your child to North Meck!!! GO Vikings!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2008
This school is one of the best in CMS. We have many classes to chose from and all different levels....from AP, IB, honors, and regular. We have the best School spirit in CMS and a majority of us love going there. The teachers and principal are always on hand for questions or meetings.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2008
Principal is involved with parents/students. It has many available AP and Honors courses. Teacher quality for the most part is good. Counselors are not useful or well informed. Overall I am pleased with discipline. The school lets the students have some freedom and recognizes that adolescents will make mistakes and it will not be the end of the world. Wish the principal had more leeway to enforce his own discipline policies instead of enforcing rigid school board policies.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2008
its great! Once you leave you will be a well-rounded individual. The courses have rigor, but its all for the good! Class of 07!!

- submitted by a student
December 31, 2007
I attended North Meck as a freshman through the school year 2003-2004 and found it decent. My classes were overcrouded, and I hated walking the 200+ yards out to the trailers. However, my teachers were friendly and I got on honor roll which satisfied me. In contrast, the last 3 years of high school at a private school have taught me a lot. Not academically, but environmentally. My graduating class of 96 allows a relaxed and personal school day. With classes of a maximum 20 students, we get the one-on-one attention we need. It has certainly helped raise my interest for school. Looking back, I realize that North Meck could not satisfy all of my needs. The school was a complete disaster and I am astounded that such a place is

- submitted by a student
no rating December 18, 2007
I was a student at North Meck. Class of '05. I'm not going to say that this school is the greatest school or the worst. It deffinately needed improvement when I was there. But I did enjoy being there. I went to another high school for my first 2 years and to North my last 2. It was deffinately overcrowded and the layout of the school made it even worst. The one thing I never understood is why did they remodel the football field when it was just fine but could remodel the bus parking lot which was horrible. It is way to small for any amount of students whether overcrowded or not. The teachers were the best that I have ever had and they helped me more than they had to. North was deffinately a great school to be graduate from.

- submitted by a community member
December 16, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
My son recently started at North Meck as a freshman and it has been a great experience so far. He attended a very small, rather sheltered middle school so I was a bit unsure about his transition, but it has been very smooth. He has been appropriately challenged in the IB program and is enjoying the school spirit and extracurricular offerings. So far so good!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 24, 2007
Probaly one of the best schools in the state. Yes it tends to be overcrowded and a little old but the faculty are second to none in the more advanced classes. I spent four years there, and am now at UNC.

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2007
I am a student at NMHS and I think this school is dirty and unsanitary.

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October 10, 2007
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September 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
These days sending your child to high school can be frightening on many levels. I am thrilled to be sending my boys North Mecklenburg High School. They have received an exceptional education from teachers, staff and administrators who really care about students. While there are no guarantees, I do not fear for the safety of my children. The administration at North Meck has implemented safeguards that are flexible as situations present themselves. My believe in North Meck is so strong that I fought to keep them at this 50+ year old school over a new high school. Go Vikings!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
as long as you do the IB programme you're fine i wouldnt recommend going to regular classes. Extracurriculars although sports are good they are missing a lot of normal clubs like beta and national junior honor society for underclassmen. Also kids at this school miss out on alot of normal high school things such as pep rallies because in the past the school has had issues with students making poor choices. Saftey is excellent as long as the student isnt asking for trouble your fine and the staff are wonderful mr.burch is nice and supportive and he gets to know you on a personal level ( principle) OTher teachers do anything they can to help you make the grade. some come to school early some stay after some even use there lunch brakes to help students. Over all the school is Awesome

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 31, 2007
Absolutely horrible special education program. Almost non-existent. Absolutely has hurt my son's entire education process. Came to NMHS from a school out of state with good grades and a good disciplinary record and will be leaving there with neither. If your child can afford to go to another school, I would suggest it!

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2007
North is a great school. The academics are leading the majority of the graduating class to prestigious public and private universities. The extra-curriculars are phenomenal. There is something for everyone. Although North is huge the sense of community cannot be beaten. We truly are a family. Our sports are some of the best in the area especially our mens soccer which was ranked 12th in the nation earlier in the year. North has diversity. Overall, North is a great experience for kids to have. I would never dream of going to a different school.

- submitted by a student
November 28, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 24, 2006
IB students have a 6-point scale for IB classes and regular scale for the other classes/electives. Also North Meck is a great school, it is 'Exceeding the Standards' in all positive areas despite its overcrowding issues.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2006
My daughter graduated from North last year and she got an excellent education with a good variety of honors and AP courses and many choices for extracurricular activities. I have 2 complaints. 1) the old facility which is 100% over capacity. No parking. It's hard to get to class due to the large amount of mobile units. Disciple seems to be an issue at times. 2) It is not fair to compare IB students GPAs with non-IB (honors and AP) students. It's not fair that an IB student gets 6 credits for gym or art when another students gets 4 credits. Like other IB high schools throughout the country North should have a class ranking for IB and non-IB students or have a way to weight classes for fairness.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2006
NMHS has got to be the worse HS in the state, not only the largest. At present over 3200 kids are enrolled and more are coming. The principal is awful. Staff are underpaid. Think twice parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2006
While the school may be overcrowded, this will not stop a child from getting a quality education if s/he wants one. My child is getting a quality education at this school. I say kudos to the staff, teachers, and administrators!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2006
Im not a parent, I'm a student at North Mecklenburg. I'll be entering my senior year in 07, and would never think of attending another high school.The school spirit and comradery felt by the majority of north students greatly outweighs the bad feelings presented by 'troublemakers'.Iv been enrolled in all IB/AP classes for my 3 completed years at North, and personally believe that North Meck has provided every student with every opportunity to acheive. Special programs, and the many levels of classes that are available, are in place to accomidate every students individual learning style.Large classes of well-behaved and respectable students are no problem, but when parents fail to enforce dicipline outside of school they can only expect a poor performance.I believe that it is every students choice to succeed and North Meck is one of the best public high schools in which to do so.

- submitted by a student
June 17, 2006
NMHS is a very good school offering an awesome International Baccalaureate program and dozens of Adavnced Placement (AP) courses. Select schools nationwide offer an IB program. NMHS has a large and diverse student body which only enhances it's sports programs, clubs and academia. Mallard Park High School scehduled to open in August of '07 will relieve NMHS by approx. 1000 students. I have a '06 graduate and a rising junior at NMHS. My children and their friends have simply enjoyed NMHS over the years. Yes, there have been a few rotten apples draw negative publicity to the school. NMHS responded swiftly by discarding the rotten apples. The new principal is good although Mr. Poole has surely been missed by all as he was awesome! NMHS offers it's students hundreds of scholarships for college. Let's not forget our favorite staff-Asst. Principal Dr. Cox is a jewel...a true professional. They better keep him.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2006
It is sad to see what has become of North Meck. This school could be so awesome, but thanks to the politics of the school board it isn't. This school is not safe. It is so easy to accidentally cross the wrong guy s path or be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The whole atmosphere just feels tense and on the edge ready to boil over. And it s a rare day I didn t see a fight. There is so much stuff that goes on at this school that you don t hear on the news. And whoever said this school isn t over crowded is delusional or probably works for the district. The principal isn t up to snuff. He definitely can t handle these kids. He s too nice if there is such a thing. These kids need someone who won t let them runover him. The kids from Charlotte are the main.trouble.makers.thanks.to.the.student.choice. plan.

- submitted by a former student
May 27, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 20, 2006
NMHS is a disaster. I regret enrolling my son into this school. At present, over 3200 children and it's growing. Lunch time is awful. Children are treated like animals crossing the road. If you have the choice, do not send your kid(s) to any CMS School with perhaps the exception being Providence & Myers Park. SOmehow the affluent areas do't suffer like NMHS (not poor)

- submitted by a teacher
February 09, 2006
look, everyone needs to calm down about the 'overcrowding issue'. There have been no studies to confirm that having more students decreases the amount learned, in fact areas such as japan and korea have 40+ students per class, yet score significantly above our average. The IB program at NMHS provides an intense well-rounded curriculum so that students can compete on a higher level with other countries, which is reason enough to attend. Also, the 'massive fight' reffered to, was only a small group of trouble-makers made far worse by huntersville police and the media over-reacting. The only ones in danger were those who started the fight.

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2005
My children attend NMHS. Overcrowding is an understatement. Current population is +2X over original design; many modular classrooms yield little school character. I believe this school is also unsafe (lock down, police taser students in massive fight), has racial issues/attitudes, and don't let CMS fool you 'Choice Plan' = busing. Another glaring example of CMS mismanagement and placing race before a quality education. Go private if you can afford it.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
North Meck has at least 3000 students if not more. The school is way over crowded. Before the start of the 2005-2006 school year 2 modular units were added as well as enlarging the cafeteria. The classes themselves are over crowded, with at least 30 students in most classes even in the trailors and modular units.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2005
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- submitted by a student
July 18, 2005
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- submitted by a student
February 13, 2005
I attend North meck and its very overcrowded and some of the teachers arent that good in teaching but its a really good school but way to overcrowded.You can barley move in the school during changes and the cafeteria is horrible during lunches food left every where.

- submitted by a student
February 11, 2005
This school has over 2200 children and over 28 trailers. The new choice plan has made this school a shadow of its former self. The teachers are overworked, exhausted and spend too much time working on discipline then teaching. Children with high iqs are struggling and only succeed because they are smart. Lunch is standing room only and most outside huddled under cover during rain,,,this is a new cafeterial and kids cannot sit. They moral and teaching has suffered a great deal.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2004
This school is way overcrowded but they are expanding. My daughter loves this school but she has to be at the bus stop by 6 am and we only live 10 minutes away. I think the choice program hurts people who go to their neighborhood school because they have to get up so much earlier because they do not have enough buses for just the local kids. Most buses are over crowded. They need to build another high school more in the Northern part of Huntersville or Lake Norman.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
school is too small for the high number of students. There are some excellent teachers such as K. Patterson (Physics) and Dillard (English), so if you attend N.M don't pass them up.

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
Biggest problem is the school of choice plan we are stuck with - I believe neighborhood schools are best. We have alot of new building and growth and too few schools - ratio of 11.9 students per teacher then why do some classes have over 30 kids per class. Many portables due to overcrowding - very discouraging!

- submitted by a parent
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North Mecklenburg High
11201 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC  28078
(980) 343-3840
Last modified North Mecklenburg High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Mecklenburg High Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top