Top Rated Schools in This State

These are some of the top-rated public schools in North Carolina based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

College Success Award

These are some of the best public high schools in North Carolina at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.

Academic Summary

Are the schools in North Carolina offering opportunity for all students, or are some kids being left behind? Successful states are working to close the achievement gap.

Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.

Largest School Districts in North Carolina

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Reviews From Schools in North Carolina

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Current student
June 17, 2024
This school is horrible if you have any choice do not send your child here the bathrooms are full of smoke and the teachers do not teach they go on constant rants about personal anecdotes. As for the... More
Review for David W Butler High
Parent / Guardian
June 17, 2024
This school is a hidden gem. Students flourish here.
Parent / Guardian
June 17, 2024
After 3 years at this school, we have had enough with the disorganization. Teachers don’t stay long, which speaks volumes, and the administration seems to micro-manage the staff. Along with this,... More