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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (abbreviated CMS) is a local education agency headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the public school system for Mecklenburg County. With over 147,000 students enrolled, it is the second-largest school district in North Carolina and the eighteenth-largest in the nation. 
December 13, 2022, 4:49 PM Voters chose change by ousting three of four incumbents seeking re-election to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education in 2022, but its members decided to stick...
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education ruled that cities had to desegregate their schools through busing, which created riots at many schools in the district, including at West Charlotte, as students from West Mecklenburg, Harding, Garinger, North Mecklenburg and Myers Park were bused to the school, starting in the fall of 1970.
In 2010, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools voted to close the high school and use the facility for Smith Academy of International Languages due to budget cuts and low enrollment rates. The school was renamed E. E. Waddell Language Academy. In 2011, the last graduating class of E. E. Waddell High School graduated. John Ngyuen graduated Valedictorian.
Mecklenburg County Public Schools is governed by the Board of Education that consists of a representative of each of the nine districts within the county together with the Superintendent, currently Mr. Paul C. Nicholas III . The district runs two high schools, two middle schools, four elementary schools and an Alternative Education Center.
Alternative and Exceptional schools [ edit] Amay James Alternative School. Cato Middle College High School. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Academy. Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences. Lincoln Heights Academy. Metro School. Midwood High School. Morgan School.
This new choice plan revolved around magnet schools, making one-third of the schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg either magnets or partial magnets, and each magnet had a quota of black and white students that were allowed to attend. But this didn't please many white families who were denied entrance into magnet schools that had fulfilled their quotas.