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Raleigh Charter High School

Charter | 9-12 | 537 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 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


Posted 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!


Posted September 16, 2009

all of my kids graduated, loved it and are excelling in college and grad school.Bravo RCHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted August 4, 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted December 3, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Writing

All Students>95%
Female>95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian>95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White>95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>95%
Students with disabilities>95%
Non-disabled students>95%
Proficient in English>95%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
92%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

141 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-95%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students79%
Female68%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students-95%
Female93%
Male-95%
Blackn/a
Asian-95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White-95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged-95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students-95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English-95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-95%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian-95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 52%
Asian 19% 3%
Black 5% 26%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 14%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Japanese
Chinese (Mandarin)
Russian
Spanish
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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Thomas Humble
Fax number
  • (919) 715-1176

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • None
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1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
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