Top 5 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

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Reviews From Schools in North Carolina

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Parent / Guardian
November 30, 2023
This school focuses on advancing a certain demographic of children. Staff are passive negative. Some of the children are extremely independent which makes it easy on staff and they push the ones that... More
November 30, 2023
Former teacher at Peak here. The year I spent at Peak was one of my worst teaching experiences in 15 years of teaching. Their tiered classrooms group students by test scores, which is a horrible... More
Parent / Guardian
November 30, 2023
The school never have a bus driver kids missing days because of the school
Review for Nash Central Middle