In 2012, Concord High School was recognized as one the top 10 high schools in North Carolina by US News and World Report.
This ranking is based on the overall academic growth of every learner regardless of their educational placement, socioeconomic status,
etc. It examines Algebra I and English I growth/scores, Advanced Placement course enrollment and scores and graduation rates.
CHS continues to demonstrate academic excellence and competitiveness through SAT scores as well. In 2011, CHS had a composite SAT score of 1498, Cox Mill High School's score was 1500 and Hickory Ridge High School's score was 1506.
Traditionally over 1/3 of our seniors earn scholarships to institutions of higher learning. The Class of 2012 and 2013 earned 3.1 million in scholarships. The Class of 2012 also finished high school with a 4-year cohort graduation rate of 81.5%. At last check, the class of 2013 will finish with a graduation rate of approximately 85%. CHS had a graduation
rate of 66% four years ago.
The CHS Class of 2011, consisting of 262 seniors, earned 165 scholarships. Six were athletic scholarships and several were very prestigious ones. From this class CHS earned the William Poteat Scholarship at Wake Forest University, the Davidson Presidential Scholarship as well as a Morehead-Cain scholarship. (CHS had 3 semi finalists!)
Casey Aldridge, senior, Class of 2013 was a Morehead-Cain semi-finalist and a Levine Scholarship recipient.
At the CTE State Skills Competition, CHS Fire Academy set a goal of taking 1st-10th place.
We took all but 6th place! Our program has spawned Fire Academy growth throughout the state and nation with a letter of commendation sent throughout the state by Superintendent June Atkinson.
Concord continues to lead the region in Scholastic Art Award Recognitions and have been featured in the
Charlotte Observer, Independent Tribune and on WCNC's "Larry's Look" on our Art Department's outstanding success this past spring.
Nine out of twelve athletic teams were recognized by the NCHSAA as Scholar-Athletic Teams.
We have won 8 state championships over the past 6 years.
CHS recently had 9 out of 10 students selected by CCS to attend Governor's School this summer.
Out of ten that were selected by the state, five of them were Spiders!
Concord High is once again a School of High Growth. This is our 4th consecutive year.
CHS is a diverse school with a positive school climate and culture. We are .9% Asian, .1% American Indian,
26.6% African American, 53.4% White, 15.5% Hispanic, and 3.4% Multi-Racial.
Concord High School is an MYP (Middle Years Programme) and DP (Diploma Programme) candidate School within the International Baccalaureate process. Currently, we offer advanced courses within our International Studies Program that will prepare
CHS students to earn the International Baccalaureate Diploma.