Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools athletic programs are recognized and respected state-wide. Each year, CMS athletic teams win North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) state championships and several CMS high schools are recognized by the NCHSAA as ejection-free schools.
Annually, CMS athletic rosters total approximately 10,800 high school and 6,400 middle school participants. Athletic programs on CMS campuses strive to support the academic mission of CMS through athletic experiences that assist in the development of the total student. Participation in athletics provides the opportunity for students to learn social, personal, and physical skills that benefit them through their life experiences. Athletics also provides the opportunity to build school spirit and school pride, which in turn keeps students connected with their school long after graduation.
CMS partners with school principals and athletic directors to support overall student-athlete well-being and enhance the student-athlete experience in our schools.