West Charlotte High http://wfae.org en West Charlotte’s Graduation Rate Rises 15 Percent http://wfae.org/post/west-charlotte-s-graduation-rate-rises-15-percent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">West Charlotte High School saw the largest rise in its graduation rate this year of any CMS school. &nbsp;It went from 56 percent last year to 71 percent this year.&nbsp; West Charlotte Assistant Principal </span>Timisha<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Barnes-Jones says teachers and counselors worked hard at getting kids into programs to make sure they got the credits they needed to graduate on time.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:32:57 +0000 Lisa Miller 33042 at http://wfae.org West Charlotte’s Graduation Rate Rises 15 Percent West Charlotte Pride Stays Strong Despite School's Struggles http://wfae.org/post/west-charlotte-pride-stays-strong-despite-schools-struggles <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not often a school with a low graduation rate is the source of much pride.&nbsp; But West Charlotte High School is an exception.&nbsp; You hear alums call it “the mighty West Charlotte” or say “I am a proud West Charlotte Lion.”&nbsp; So what is it about this school that prompts such love?&nbsp;</span></p><p>A lot of it has to do with West Charlotte’s history.&nbsp; The original school opened in 1938 to an all black student body.&nbsp; It stayed that way until the 1970s when the school helped put Charlotte in the national spotlight as a city that made busing for integration work.&nbsp; Now, a new effort called Project LIFT is trying to help the school reclaim that proud legacy.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:31:49 +0000 Lisa Miller 28779 at http://wfae.org West Charlotte Pride Stays Strong Despite School's Struggles CMS Looks At Why So Many At Two Schools Didn't Take Tests http://wfae.org/post/cms-looks-why-so-many-two-schools-didnt-take-tests <p>Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has released student end of year test scores for all of its schools, except two. West Charlotte and Harding high schools didn't have enough students taking the tests to post official scores for those schools. The state requires a school to test 95 percent of students in a course. Last night, school board members asked what happened.<br><br>Superintendent Heath Morrison questioned whether leaders at West Charlotte tried hard enough to get students to take them. But at Harding he said it was a different case.<br> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Lisa Miller 3020 at http://wfae.org