Ballantyne is home to multiple elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Schools in this area are known for their high quality, academic excellence, and diverse range of extracurricular activities. Currently a new Ballantyne area high school and a new Ballantyne area middle school are under construction.
Elementary schools in the area are Hawk Ridge Elementary School, Elon Park Elementary School, Ballantyne Elementary School, Polo Ridge Elementary School, McAlpine Elementary School, and Endhaven Elementary School.
Middle schools in the area are Community House Middle School and Jay M. Robinson Middle School. The local high school is Ardrey Kell High School.
Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte’s Ballantyne area is ranked the #2 high school out of the top 20 Charlotte region high schools by Niche.com. The school received an A+ for its overall grade as well as for academics and college prep and was ranked 352 out of the 20,032 best public high schools in America, putting it in the top 2% of high schools nationwide.
Niche.com also ranked Ardrey Kell High School #8 out of 532 public high schools in North Carolina for best college prep and #10 in state ranking out of 597 high schools surveyed.
Ballantyne residents have convenient access to Charlotte institutions of higher learning that include Queens University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Wake Forest University School of Business, Central Piedmont Community College, and ITT Technical Institute.