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.
Top Ranked NC Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1
400 NORTH DUKE ST, DURHAM, NC 27701#2
201 ROCK HAVEN DR, CARRBORO, NC 27510#3
1810 MATTHEWSMINT HILL ROA, MATTHEWS, NC 28105#4
201 ALMA PINNIX DR, GREENSBORO, NC 27405#5
1 ROCKET DR, ASHEVILLE, NC 28803#6
310 NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL R, PITTSBORO, NC 27312#7
123 MIDDLE CREEK PARK AVENU, APEX, NC 27539#8
11201 OLD STATESVILE RD, HUNTERSVILLE, NC 28078#9
638 WALNUT ST, CARY, NC 27511#10
500 LINCOLNTON RD, SALISBURY, NC 28144
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NC by the Numbers
Districts 151 High Schools 607 Full-Time Teachers 29,058 Students Enrolled 453,228
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The Wake County Public School System includes 26 high schools that serve 41,450 students.
There are 35 high schools among the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools, serving 38,642 students.
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