Myers Park High School

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Basic Information

Address: 2400 Colony Rd Charlotte, NC 28209
County: Mecklenburg
District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Phone Number: 980-343-5800
Fax Number: 980-343-5803
Principal: Mr. Tom Spivey

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Additional Information

School Type: Public
Accreditation: Southern Association
Grade Level: 9-12
Founded: 1951
School Setting:


School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7:15 am to 2:15 pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Colors: Green and White
School Mascot: Mustang
School Size: 2800
Classroom Size: 32
Classroom Teachers: 175
Student/Teacher Ratio: 25/1
Support Services:

psychologist, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, an abuse counselor, a nurse, speech/language pathologist and 7 counselors

PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:


School Championships:

Academic excellence, athletic development, community service, and creative pursuits come together to strengthen the whole student. Forty-five special interest clubs are available to students. Myers Park supports 30 junior varsity and varsity sports for men and women. More than one-third of the student body participates in the athletic program. These complementary opportunities make Myers Park one of a kind.

School Clubs:

Academic Quiz Team
Architecture, Construction, Engineering Mentor Program
Asian Club
Astronomy Club "Carpe Noctem"
Battle of the Bands
Beta Club
Big Sisters
Blangra (Indian Dance)
Book Club
Cardio Fit Club
Chemistry Club
Chess Club/Team
Club for the Arts
Dance Company
Diversity Club
Economics Challenge
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
Fellowship Christian Association
French Club
Friends Club
Future Business Leaders of America
Future Farmers of America
GEMS (Female Mentoring Program)
German Club
Glee Club Team
Gospel Choir
Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA)
Humane Society Club
IB Council
Interact Club
Japanese Culture Club (JCC)
Key Club
Latin Club
Latin Dance Team
Literary Magazine
MANHOOD (Male mentoring club)
March of Dimes
Martial Arts Club
Math Team
Mind, Body and Attitude Club
Model UN
Mu Alpha Theta
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Odyssey of the Mind
Outward Bound Activity Club
Physics Club
Quill Honor Club for Communication
Quiz Bowl (Academic Quiz Team)
Red Cross
School Health Team
Science National Honor Society
Science Olympiad
Screen Printing Club
Six Point Star Club
Spanish Club
Spanish Honor Society
Speech and Debate Team
Spirit Club
Sports Medicine Club
Step Team
Stock Market Club
Stop the African Genocide
Students Teaching Students Espanol
Tech Club
The Alliance
The Foundation for Tomorrow
The Quill Writing Competition
TSA: Technology Student Association
Young Democrats
Young Filmakers
Young Republicans

Lunch Availability: School Cafeteria
Parking Spaces/Availability:

for juniors and seniors only

Uniform Guidelines:


Mission Statement:

The mission of Myers Park High School is to ensure student success by nurturing selfworth, by providing all students with opportunities to become self-directed learners, quality producers, collaborative workers and community contributors. This mission requires a commitment to teaching excellence and a supporting, caring, safe student environment.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

All students can learn

Enrollment Characteristics: The composition of the student body has an international flavor with over 32 countries represented in the school population. Myers Park embraces a diverse student population that is 58% white, 26% African American, 8% Hispanic, 6% Asian, and 2% other. Thirty-six percent of the student body receives free or reduced lunch.
School History:

Since 1951, Myers Park High School has inspired in its students a passion for learning and a commitment to personal integrity and academic excellence. Students are empowered to become self-confident, creative, socially responsible, and globally aware. With a 62-acre campus and 13 individual buildings, students are able to learn in an environment similar to a small college. The campus is centered around a quadrangle, commonly known as the "quad".

Notable Graduates:

Omar Gaither, Carolina Panthers linebacker
Graham Tillett Allison, professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Programs and Services:

Each student is recognized as an individual with an array of interests, talents, and needs. Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Honors courses are offered in most academic areas. General courses and remedial instruction are also available. In addition, the curriculum provides broad vocational offerings, including College/University Tech Prep, an Occupational Diploma, apprenticeships, career intern programs, and the Occupational Course of Study for Exceptional Education students. Art, photography, chorus, theatre, orchestra, marching band, debate, journalism, culinary arts, and JROTC are strong components of Myers Park’s curriculum.