School Details

Metro School

405 South Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 343-5450

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-12 & ungraded 233 students 5 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Metro School is a public high school in Charlotte. The principal of Metro School is Ms Valerie Todd and can be contacted at 233 students go to Metro School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 79% of the 233 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Metro School is 5:1. Performance Learning is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 52% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 13% 18%
Asian 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I second the parents comments in September 2014. The principal and her staff are rude and will not answer direct questions. They refer you to the legal department. I have never seen this kind of rude behavior at a school in my life. It is sad that this principal casts a negative impact on our children. She bullies the parents...I can only imagine how the staff feel. It is sad because special needs students lives are impacted. Keep asking direct questions pertaining to your child to am administrator. They will refer you to Valerie Todd. Valerie will refer you to the legal department.

  • (6 months ago)

    As a parent of a child enrolled at this school it is very disturbing to me that we are never allowed inside the school during operating hours. I understand for security reasons that people should not be permitted in without reason but as a parent I feel I have a right to see how my child is being educated/cared for while she is there. This makes you feel like you are living under some ridiculous government regime where you have no rights. The whole situation makes me wonder what goes on that they don't want parents to see or know about. I have two other children who went all the way through NC public schools and never encountered this kind of treatment where the parents are totally disregarded and stopped at the door.

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers parents and children at Metro are wonderful. After the departure of the principal and large numbers of staff last year the quality of education and communication has significantly declined. The teachers do try with the resources available to them and what they are permitted to tell parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school - the special needs students need this school!!!! There are not many in the US like this and it should be celebrated as such!!! The students and staff are wonderful - it is great to see a place for our kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Metro because of the students!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a teacher here. I love the students and staff. Rewarding the needs of the students

  • (4 years ago)

    The best students ever!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    'I love this school so much'! i love this school so much because the principal and its staff have a great repore this parents and really take care of the special needs kids who attend this school! i highly recommend this school for parents who have special need children and are looking for quality in getting the education that their child need for a productive life!

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(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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