Students enrolled 537
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School leader Dr Thomas Humble
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District Raleigh Charter High

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5 stars
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May 02, 2014
Raleigh Charter provided my daughters a safe environment to learn, explore, dream and make friends. Exceptionally inspiring teachers constantly pushed boredom aside and introduced new concepts in every arena. We enjoyed the way our children were encouraged to become responsible citizens of the planet, Earth. The value of their years at Raleigh Charter? Priceless. Thank you to the entire staff at Raleigh Charter for the gift that keeps on giving and enriching our lives...'the love of learning'.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
Beware! The elite academia attitude and unwillingness to work with kids that are not super super brilliant. Arrogant teachers and very uncooperative administration. It appears that the administration at Raleigh Charter has gotten too big for their britches. With all the charter school actions now available in North Carolina do your homework! Think about another option than Raleigh Charter. It's a pressure cooker!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
This is an excellent college-prep school for academically driven students. Both my children are thriving there. The teachers, administrators and staff are overall very engaging and supportive not just in the classrooms but in all aspects of extra-curriculum activities. I wish the achievements and awards won by the students and school are publicized so that the public would know what a great school this is.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2012
Coming into my 2nd year at Raleigh Charter from a rough middle school with below average academics, I cannot be more thankful for the fact that I was accepted (after being on the wait list for months). The teachers are fantastic, I can tell that they REALLY love what they do and they're constantly trying to help us learn. Every single teacher at this school will stay after school as long as you need them to until you understand and are constantly coming up with unique and effective methods of teaching. The students here are even better, there's no bullying or harassment. We're really tight-knit and are all motivated to learn, so there will never be a group project in which you do all the work. IF you get in here, CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY. Welcome to the charter family! :)

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2011
I graduated in 2010 and I can honestly say those were the best four years of my life. Raleigh Charter is a tightly knit community whose students come to school every day because they actually want to be there--not because their parents are forcing them to go. The students at RCHS are fabulous, and since graduating I haven't had many conversations that could compare to those I had with my classmates at Charter. It's not an easy school so don't expect to only have an hour of homework each night. But do expect, however, that you will be well prepared for college or anything else you choose to pursue after high school. Sadly, RCHS is moving to a new site on Glenwood and will no longer be located at Pilot Mill.

- submitted by a student
January 27, 2011
Raleigh Charter High School is a great school that is greatly involved in the community. However, I would have to say that the main aspect of Raleigh Charter High School is the culture of the students. At Raleigh Charter High School students enter into classrooms where they can feel free to express themselves as they choose. There is no fear that someone will put your opinion down in class discussions. The factor is one of the main reasons why Raleigh Charter does so well. Here at Raleigh Charter High School the students learn to create an excellent learning environment for themselves.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 12, 2010
High academic standards on bare bones budget. Consistently ranks in the top 30 schools in the country in spit of the fact there is no cafeteria, no auditorium, no media center, no athletic field, etc. Intelligent, respectful adults mentoring intelligent, respectful students.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2010
We feel like we truly won the lottery jackpot! Not for everyone - but just right for us! Quite simply; The Best! Thank you, Dr. Humble!

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February 28, 2010
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- submitted by a student
February 06, 2010
Both of my sons went to Raleigh Charter. The quality of the education they received was way beyond what we had hoped for. But the school is also great because of the family feeling and the acceptance of differences in the students. Everyone feels welcome at Raleigh Charter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Cause it was the best high school ever! We had the most amazing teachers and staff any high school could ever dream of!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
all of my kids graduated, loved it and are excelling in college and grad school.Bravo RCHS!

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2009
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no rating February 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 03, 2008
As a student at Raleigh Charter, I feel honored. I love this school so much. From the AP classes, to the people. I know everyday I learned something I didn't know before. I love that. The teachers drive you to think outside of the box.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2008
As an African American student at Raleigh Charter I have to say that it is a great school.You don't have to be super smart(trust me because I'm not) the teachers and students are extremely helpful. Students at the school are really nice, there is absolutely no harrassment or anything of that kind. It's almost to good to be true right? But seriously, it's a great school not only will you succeed academically but you'll also have a lot of fun.If you are a minority, don't worry about sticking out, it's totally comfortable. It feels more like a big family than a school .So, if your thinking about applying, go ahead! It's more than worth it if you get in.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2008
If you get accepted into this school, consider yourself very lucky. As a student there, it is a great place to be myself and make friendships. Academics are way above par, perhaps the best in NC overall, even compared to the private institutions. Lots of APs, and the intelligent teachers and student body makes class much easier in a sense. Therefore, more room is made to push yourself as hard as possible.

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July 31, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
July 28, 2008
I'm a student here, and I absolutely adore Raleigh Charter. I've finally found a place where I can express myself, and be who I want to be. The academic push can be challenging at times, but the support we are given from our teachers is helpful.

- submitted by a student
July 14, 2008
This is what high school should be: challenging, fun, small, motivated teachers, parents and students. A dream school that's even better than it's made out to be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2008
My daughter has gone to RCHS for four years and will graduate this Saturday. She is one of two commencement speakers selected by teachers and administrators. We think she has received an outstanding education and will enter App State University this fall as an Honors student. The dedication of every teacher, every member of the staff, every administrator is evident from the list of awards, scholorships, etc that this year's graduating class earned. Any child and parent team that is dedicated to a very high standard of educational excellence would be hard pressed to find any school in the entire country that could offer more when it comes to academic opportunities.

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April 06, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 11, 2007
Former student here, third graduating class. I'm about to graduate college with a teaching certification, and I hope one day to be lucky enough to work at a school like RCHS, Dr. Humble is far from terrible, he started RCHS! I had my trouble in high school, and let me tell you, he does right for his students and staff.

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2007
I was part of RCHS first graduating class. Even at the schools early stage it rose to exceptional heights. You don't just memorize text from a book...you discuss,discover, and retain in an enviroment that goes beyond the conventional public school atmosphere. I can say with great pride and for a fact that I graduated from one of the best high schools in the country.

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2007
I have two children with wildly different learning styles,strengths and interests. Both have just blossomed at RCHS. The teachers took time to understand each child and worked hard to help them reach their fullest academic potential. Excellent caring teachers who expect the very best from each child is a parent's dream.

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September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2006
Amazing School. Just to further the already long list of achievements, this school recently placed as the 9th best public high school in America.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
An amazing school that I have attended for four years. I went to a large public middle school and had a pretty bad time of things. After coming to RCHS, I have found a group of people I love and have become confident in myself and my abilities. This is an amazing school that shapes amazing people. Take advantage of this opportunity to recieve a public education that goes above and beyond that of even some private schools.

- submitted by a student
March 13, 2006
This school is great I am currently enrolled at this school and I love it. The other student are nice, the teachers are a big help, and I think that this school is better than most public schools I have been to.

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2005
Great school. They need a better dress code. The dances are full of young childern doing very inapropriate things. On the good side the teachers are great, and the parent involvment is the best I have ever seen.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2005
This school is fantastic. Newsweek rated it one of the top 10 High Schools in the entire United States. It has no discipline problems. Many of its teachers have advanced degrees and industry experience. The principal and staff are innovative and very accomodating of parents and students. It has very strong parental involvment and a very motivated student body. It offers lots of advanced placement classes. Small size permits teachers to get to know their students and to help them excel in academic interests. I have 3 kids in this school. My children and I are completely satisfied with the opportunities it provides. In terms of SAT scores, this school is the best public non-residential school in North Carolina.

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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 26, 2004
This a a great school for a student who wants strong academics and is willing to study. The standards are high and the teachers are dedicated. The students are motivated and there is no stigma about being the smart kid. We find the size to be a real plus. The teachers know the students and the students know each other.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Terrible Principal, but a great school with great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
A place where students don't have to be ashamed to love knowledge. The school has high standards, but greatly helps all to achieve.An outstanding staff and principal!

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Raleigh Charter High School
1307 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC  27604
(919) 715-1155
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