Ardrey Kell High School In Charlotte's Ballantyne Ranked #1

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Ardrey Kell High School Rated #1 Best High School In The Charlotte Metro Area


Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte's Ballantyne area has been ranked the #1 high school out of the top 20 by The school received an A+ for its overall grade as well as for academics and college prep and was  ranked 375 out of the 18,841 best public high schools in America, putting it in the top 2% of high schools nationwide. U.S. News & World Report also recently rated Ardrey Kell High School highly, ranking it #384 nationally and #15 in the State of North Carolina. also ranked Ardrey Kell High School #7 out of 501 public high schools in North Carolina for best college prep and #8 in state ranking out of 536 high schools surveyed.


Ardrey Kell High School Ranked #1 In Charlotte Metro Area


Ardrey Kell is a relatively new school in the Charlotte area, having opened its doors in 2006 and currently serves just under 3,200 students. Ardrey Kell was the largest public school in North Carolina in the 2017/2018 academic year.


Since 2006, Ardrey Kell High School has been name a North Carolina Honor School of Excellence several times. 88% of AKHS students scored at or above grade level on year-end testing in the 2017/2018 academic year and the average graduation rate is 98%. For a more complete profile of Ardrey Kell High School, click here.



Why Is Charlotte's Ballantyne Area In Demand?


Ballantyne in Charlotte, NCIn addition to the award-winning public schools in the Ballantyne area, which include #1 rated, Ardrey Kell High School, the Ballantyne area of south Charlotte in North Carolina was named  by Redfin as one of the THREE HOTTEST NEIGHBORHOODS FOR 2017 in Charlotte.  Charlotte’s upscale, affluent and popular Ballantyne area, is a master planned community allowing residents to live, work, and play without leaving the area.


Centered around the 4.5-million square foot Ballantyne Corporate Park, Ballantyne has experienced meteoric growth in the past 20 years. The 28277 zip code, which includes Ballantyne, has consistently been one of the moved “moved-to” zip codes, not just in Charlotte area, but in the nation. Recent population statistics show that the 28277 area is home to approximately 64,394 residents. The growth in this zip code area is 50% faster than Charlotte’s metro area as a whole. It’s also said to be Charlotte’s wealthiest zip code.


Great reasons to live in Ballantyne include:

Median Home Sale Prices In Ballantyne (28277) Since 2013








This Charlotte, North Carolina update for Ballantyne and Ardrey Kell High School is brought to you courtesy of Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners, Coldwell Banker, your Charlotte metro area real estate consultants and Ballantyne area neighbors and specialists, opening doors for Ballantyne home buyers and sellers for 20 years.


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Comments (18)

Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is good news for home owners in this school district. Thank you for sharing 

Aug 28, 2018 01:13 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Gita Bantwal hi Gita... it's one reason why the Ballantyne area is in such demand and why home prices here stay high.

Aug 28, 2018 02:17 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This a wonderful asset to the Ballantyne area knowing that the Ardrey Kell high school was rated #1.  A

Aug 28, 2018 02:24 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Nina Hollander - Knowing your area of Ballantyne like you do makes you a force to be reckoned with. Buyers should take note and give you a call. 

Aug 28, 2018 04:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... Ardrey Kell has long been recognized as a top Charlotte and North Carolina High School. It competes heavily with neighboring Marvin Ridge in the adjoining County. Marvin Ridge came in at #2 this year.

Aug 29, 2018 04:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... I should know Ballantyne like the back of my hand... I moved here in 2001 when there was not a single traffic light in the area one one piddling supermarket. Now there are traffic lights on every other corner and more supermarkets than you can count!

Aug 29, 2018 04:25 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Nina, I know from reading your posts that Ballantyne is a sought after area and having Ardrey Kell high school ranked #1 in Charlotte will only increase its popularity. Buyers that want to move there need to contact you. You're the local expert.

Aug 29, 2018 05:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Amanda S. Davidson hi Amanda... as I'm fond of saying, I'm not only a Ballantyne expert, I've been a Ballantyne neighbor for 17 years, as well.

Aug 29, 2018 05:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, highly ranked schools do put a city high in demand with buyers.   Great job.

Aug 29, 2018 06:42 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Nina - the key to a desirable community is a great school system.  That adds value.

Aug 29, 2018 06:46 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... no doubt. Even when I have clients without kids or grown kids who tell me they don't care about schools, I tell them they need to care as good school impact home resale values going forward.

Aug 29, 2018 07:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox thanks, Joan. And the schools are exactly why areas like Ballantyne, Fort Mill, Waxhaw are in huge demand in the Charlotte region.

Aug 29, 2018 07:11 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Everyone wants their kid in the #1 school, so I am sure that leads to this area being in high demand!

Aug 29, 2018 07:20 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Camas also has award-winning schools and that's why so many families are moving into our charming little town.  We have a larger tax base to support our parks and schools and we both think it's worth it to have a healthy and viable community. We occasionally run into people our age who grumble about it as they have no kids or grand kids in the area and don't feel they should have to support schools. So short sighted. 

Aug 29, 2018 07:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... top schools are what have helped generate Ballantyne's growth for many years now.

Aug 29, 2018 07:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD hi Debb... since our schools are supported by county taxes, everyone pays the same rate regardless of whether they are in a good or not so good school district. Obviously, houses in the top school districts sell for more so their tax base is higher but the rate is the same for all Mecklenburg county residents.

Aug 29, 2018 07:28 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

That's so interesting - in our area, it varies quite bit between our various towns...

Aug 29, 2018 07:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  hi Debb... that might be because your towns have their own schools? In our case, schools are county schools.

Aug 30, 2018 06:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Families moving to the area will love this report.

Keep cool and have a great day!

Aug 30, 2018 06:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley hi Roy... thanks... for some reason I did not find yesterday all that unreasonable in terms of heat... every one is talking about it, but it felt like normal August weather to me.

Aug 30, 2018 06:25 AM