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Nearly three-dozen people will needed to be tested after a former high school student in Charlotte tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB). According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg school officials, a formerMore >>
Nearly three-dozen people will needed to be tested after a former high school student in Charlotte tested positive for Tuberculosis (TB).More >>
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One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:19:44 GMT
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools added 3,159 students to its enrollment in kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2012-1013 school year -- an increase of 2.3 percent over the previous year.
Enrollment on Sept. 24, the 20th day of school, was 141,171, compared to 138,012 students on the 20th day a year earlier. The total number of students exceeded district projections by more than 1,000 students. The district also had 2,695 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs, bringing total pre-K-12 enrollment to 143,866.
CMS was the second-largest district in North Carolina in the 2011-2012 school year, with only Wake County (Raleigh) having more students enrolled.
"We're glad to see that people are choosing CMS and our enrollment is increasing," said Dr. Heath E. Morrison, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. "It is our goal to work for every student, every day, for a better tomorrow – and we now have 143,866 reasons to succeed."
The 20th-day data also showed a strong rate of attendance districtwide, with an average of 96.6 percent attendance for the first month. Broken down by grade, the four high school grades of nine through 12 all averaged more than 95 percent. Middle school was slightly higher, with attendance above 96 percent in grades seven and eight, and above 97 percent in grade six. For elementary school, attendance was above 97 percent in every grade except first, which was above 96 percent.