We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 104 North Carolina schools made our rankings.View Rankings
North Carolina high school graduation requirements call for at least 22 credits in various subjects. Students do not need to take world language courses to graduate, but according to Public Schools of North Carolina, students must take a minimum of two language credits to be admitted into any of the 17 schools within the University of North Carolina system.
In the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, there are 47 North Carolina schools with silver medals and 55 with bronze medals. Two schools earned gold medals: Durham School of the Arts, part of Durham Public Schools, and Carrboro High School, in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools District, just a few miles from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill.