South Mecklenburg High School

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South Mecklenburg High School
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8900 Park Road
Charlotte, North Carolina, US
Type Public
Established 1959
School district Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Principal Dr. Maureen Furr
Enrollment 2,800
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Red      black      white
Mascot Sabre and Sabertooth Cat

South Mecklenburg High School (founded 1959) is a public secondary school located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. It is part of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District. It is locally known as "South Meck", or just "South". Its mascot is the Sabre and the school colors are red, black and white.


South Meck had over $3 million scholarship dollars awarded for the 2008 seniors. Of the four selected in the South Region, two became Merit Scholarship Recipients.

  • 16 CMS Scholars
  • 26 North Carolina State Scholars
  • 1 Governor’s School Candidate
  • 1 Teaching Fellow


Several South Meck teachers and counselors hold National Board Certification, with many more working towards certification. 32 hold advanced degrees. South Meck faculty averages 12 years of teaching experience and 73% have more than four years of teaching experience.


  • One of seven CMS High Schools exceeding state and national SAT scores
  • Academic gains on 100% of EOC tests over last year by up to 15.8%
  • VOCATS average composite score 82.2% passed
  • 98.5% of the 2008 graduates earned a college prep diploma
  • 24.9% added college tech prep to college prep
  • 5 National Merit Commended Students
  • SOMECKA placed 3rd Place overall state-wide
  • Received Scholastic Press Association All Carolina award
  • Received a Gold Medal and four (4) All Columbian honors from the 1st place Columbia Scholastic Press Association - a NATIONAL ranking
  • The Band’s Symphonic and Wind Ensembles receive ratings.
  • The choral department received superior ratings at state competitions:
    • Three students went to Mars Hill
    • Three choirs received superiors
    • Chamber singers performed for the second year at the LongView Estates, and for the 15th year at the Biltmore Estate

The Theater Department received Best Show and Best Ensemble, and qualified and performed for the state at the NCTC. The department also received many honors for its actors and the theater director won Best Director Honors.

  • Excellent ratings in all orchestra competitions
  • One individual state champion athlete – high jump
  • Four team state qualifiers: soccer, wrestling, track and swimming – with 25 qualifiers
  • Five varsity teams in the top five in the conference: men’s track, men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s cross country, and women’s cross country, wrestling tied for third place, and swimming (both men’s and women’s) tied for third
  • One individual conference champion for wrestling
  • Six all conference athletes for wrestling, womens’ basketball, and men’s basketball

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Coordinates: 35°06′35″N 80°51′36″W / 35.1095898°N 80.8600725°W / 35.1095898; -80.8600725