CMS QUICK FACTS

All Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools facts reflect 2018-19 school year unless otherwise noted.

OUR BUDGET

Operating Budget $1.5 billion

Per-pupil expenditure $10,105

Budgeted beginning teacher salary $40,615

Average budgeted classroom teacher salary $50,933

OUR SCHOOLS

Enrollment 148,299

Total schools 175

OUR STUDENTS

African-American 38.1%

American Indian 0.4%

Asian 6.6%

Hispanic 24.1%

Multiracial 2.5%

Pacific Islander 0.1%

White 28%

Native languages spoken by students in CMS 197

Countries represented in CMS 183

GRADUATION RATE (2018) Four-year Cohort Graduation Rate 85.4%

SCHOLARSHIPS RECEIVED (2017-18) Academic/Athletic $151,438,735

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OUR EMPLOYEES

CMS is one of the largest employers in Mecklenburg County

Total employees 19,163

Total full-time teachers and student support staff 14,744

Total certified teachers 9,401

Total educators with advanced degrees 5,587

National Board-certified educators 1,129

Average years of teaching experience 11.5

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TRANSPORTATION

Total buses 1,078

Average daily miles 121,000

Approximate students assigned to buses 127,000

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