About Us

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is located in the Charlotte, North Carolina region and provides academic instruction, rigor and support each school day to more than 148,299 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 175​ schools throughout the cities and towns of Mecklenburg County. CMS believes setting high standards for all students creates a greater opportunity for future success – in our communities, within the region and across our diverse and global society. Each day, CMS students are prepared to be leaders in a technologically savvy and globally competitive world.


Our Vision & Mission

Vision: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools provides all students the best education available anywhere, preparing every child to lead a rich and productive life.

Mission:  The mission of CMS is to maximize academic achievement by every student in every school. ​​


Our Culture, Diversity & Equity

CMS is proud of its diverse mix of students who represent 183 different countries and various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. CMS offers an extensive range of magnet programs in 37 of its schools to nurture the talents of students who have interest and ability in specific areas. CMS also educates, supports and meets the needs of students with learning and physical disabilities.


Our Teacher Recruitment

At Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, we are looking for bright, energetic, motivated, and dedicated teachers.  We want individuals who will be inspiring leaders in and out of the classroom, raise achievement for every student and will never settle with the status quo.  We want teachers that students will remember and talk about for years to come.  Learn more about our district and the great county we serve by reading the information below or if you are ready, apply now!


  • We are a nationally recognized leader in academic achievement and instructional programs.
  • We have a small-district feel even though we have over 175 schools. Click here for a listing of all CMS Schools
  • We are a diverse district with students from 183 different countries.
  • We offer a wide range of instructional environments for teachers, including traditional schools, magnet programs, and career and technical education programs.
  • We are supported by parents and the broader community.  We have over 41,000 volunteers at CMS.
  • We have a 1:1 student/technology ratio and are a leading district in integrating digital learning and teaching.
  • We offer our 148,000 students the best education they deserve.  The four-year cohort graduation rate at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is 89%.

Equal Opportunity EMPLOYER

As part of the Superintendent’s Office, and under the guidance of the Ombudsman Office, the Diversity Office delivers cultural competency training to staff, offers support to district leadership on diversity related issues, serves as a liaison with various ethnic and cultural groups, and keeps the district abreast of the latest research on diversity and cultural proficiency efforts.

Diversity Initiatives
The Interfaith Advisory Council (IAC) is a diverse group of religious community leaders who serve in an advisory capacity to the Superintendent. Its members offer a support mechanism for the ongoing work of public education.

Cultural Awareness
Workshops to enhance the capacity of staff to be effective in providing a high-quality education for all students are available.

CMS staff continuously looks for ways to enhance the district’s ability foster an environment that is welcoming and engaging for all people. Our goal is to promote and inspire students and staff for participation and leadership in a pluralistic society.

Internship/Volunteering Opportunities
The Diversity Office provides internship and volunteer opportunities to individuals interested in enhancing its outreach efforts.

Diversity Internship
The Diversity Intern position provides a hands-on experience to the many facets of diversity. This non-paid position offers the opportunity to learn from and contribute to diversity-related strategies in CMS.

Diversity Resource Team
You can be part of a great group of individuals who are passionate about providing all of our students with an excellent educational opportunity.

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000