Established in 1960, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. CMS proven mettle lies in offering academic instruction, rigor, and support each school day to over 148,299 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 176 schools across the towns and cities of Mecklenburg County. The school is proud of its diverse mix of students who represent 183 countries and speak 197 languages and dialects. CMS also provides a wide array of magnet programs in 68 of its schools to nurture its students’ talents who have keen interest and ability in specific areas. It even supports, educates, and meets the needs of students with learning and physical disabilities. CMS has more than 19,000 teachers, administrators, and support staff. The school is blessed to have enormous support from Charlotte’s corporate, faith, and business communities and 90,000+ mentors and volunteers that support learning and instruction in CMS classrooms.