This Charlotte School Was Ranked The 3rd Best In The Nation


A South Charlotte elementary school has just been ranked the 3rd best in the nation by, a leading school ranking company.

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy was also ranked the #1 elementary school in Charlotte, and in North Carolina. The only two schools that beat it were Newark Charter School in Newark Delaware, and Self Development Academy in Mesa Arizona.

The top 10 Charter Schools in America, according to Niche are:

#1 Newark Charter School – Newark, DE
#2 Self Development Academy – Mesa, AZ
#3 Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy – Charlotte, NC
#4 Khalsa Montessori Elementary School – Phoenix, AZ
#5 Princeton Charter School – Princeton, NJ
#6 Calibre Academy of Glendale – Glendale, AZ
#7 Montessori Schoolhouse – Tucson, AZ
#8 8 Keystone Montessori Charter School – Phoenix, AZ
#9 Challenge Charter School – Glendale, AZ
#10 Reid Traditional Schools’ Valley Academy – Phoenix, AZ

Metrolina scored an overall Niche Grade of an A+, Metrolina also scored an A+ for its academics and teachers, and earned a B+ for diversity. They have a total of 369 pupils, with a 14-to-1 student-teacher ratio, and an average teacher salary $38,731 per year.

They arrived at their rankings by analyzing the following factors:

Factor Description Source Weight
Academics Grade Based on state assessment proficiency and survey responses on academics from students and parents. Niche 50.0%
District Overall Niche Grade Based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data along with millions of reviews from students and parents. Niche 20.0%
Teachers Grade Based on teacher salary, teacher absenteeism, state test results, and survey responses on teachers from students and parents. Niche 20.0%
Culture & Diversity Grade Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents. Niche 10.0%

They obtained their statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

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