Pittsburgh-based research and review site Niche recently released their rankings of the top Charlotte area public high schools. The rankings feature traditional, charter, and magnet schools but not private schools. Niche also did rankings state and nationwide, which 8 of the Charlotte area schools made. The rankings consider things like test scores at the state level as well as SAT/ACT, graduation rates, college preparedness, ratings, and quality of teachers.

According to the Charlotte Business Journal the rankings were based on the following scale: academics grade, 60%; culture and diversity grade, 10%; parent/student surveys on overall experience, 10%; teachers grade, 10%; clubs and activities grade, 2.5%; health and safety grade, 2.5%; resources and facilities grade, 2.5%; and sports grade, 2.5%.

Below is the list of the Top 20 best public high schools in the Charlotte area.