Top 10 Best North Carolina Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 91 blue ribbon public schools serving 44,564 students in North Carolina.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in North Carolina are Brown Summit Middle School, Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy and Highland Sch Of Technology. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
North Carolina blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 75% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 50% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Best Blue Ribbon Public Schools in North Carolina (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Brown Summit Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4720 Nc Highway 150 East
Browns Summit, NC 27214
(336) 656-0432
Grades: 6-8
| 241 students
Rank: #22.
Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
Charter School
(Math: 98% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5225 Seventy-seven Center Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 503-1112
Grades: K-8
| 394 students
Rank: #33.
Highland Sch Of Technology
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1600 N Morris Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 810-8816
Grades: 9-12
| 533 students
Rank: #44.
Central Of Technology And Arts
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
600 Brewer Dr
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 296-3088
Grades: 9-12
| 809 students
Rank: #55.
Raleigh Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 715-1155
Grades: 9-12
| 559 students
Rank: #66.
Brunswick County Early College
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
50 College Road Ne
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 754-8565
Grades: 9-13
| 290 students
Rank: #77.
Providence High School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1800 Pineville-matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270
(980) 343-5390
Grades: 9-12
| 2,025 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Early College At Guilford
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5608 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 316-2860
Grades: 9-12
| 197 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Haywood Early College
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 565-4000
Grades: 9-13
| 173 students
Rank: #1010.
J D Clement Early College High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1801 Fayetteville Street, Nccu
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-2696
Grades: 9-12
| 395 students
Rank: #1111.
Riverbend Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
71 Learning Lane
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 627-6565
Grades: K-5
| 192 students
Rank: #1212.
Providence Spring Elementary School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10045 Providence Church Ln
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-6935
Grades: K-5
| 578 students
Rank: #1313.
Wrightsville Beach Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
220 Coral Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-3171
Grades: K-5
| 266 students
Rank: #1414.
Weddington Middle School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5903 Deal Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 296-6318
Grades: 6-8
| 1,358 students
Rank: #1515.
Sampson Early College High School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1801 Sunset Ave
Clinton, NC 28329
(910) 900-4046
Grades: 9-13
| 221 students
Rank: #1616.
Psrc Early College At Rcc
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5160 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28360
(910) 737-5232
Grades: 9-13
| 176 students
Rank: #1717.
Cross Creek Early College
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 500-7551
Grades: 9-12
| 246 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Davis Drive Elementary School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2151 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-2130
Grades: K-5
| 815 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Davis Drive Middle School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2101 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-3033
Grades: 6-8
| 921 students
Rank: #2020.
Caldwell Early College
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2859 Hickory Blvd Sw
Hudson, NC 28638
(828) 759-4636
Grades: 9-13
| 350 students
Rank: #2121.
Greensboro Academy
Charter School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4049 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 286-8404
Grades: K-8
| 763 students
Rank: #2222.
Rutherford Early College High School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
286 Icc Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
(828) 288-2202
Grades: 9-13
| 192 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Hawk Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9201 Bryant Farms Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-5927
Grades: PK-5
| 698 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Union Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
180 Union School Road Nw
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 579-3591
Grades: K-5
| 539 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Pender Early College High School
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7925
Grades: 9-13
| 202 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Stem Early College @ Nc A&t Su
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
402 Laurel Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
(336) 370-8580
Grades: 9-13
| 192 students
Rank: #2727.
Jay M. Robinson Middle School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5925 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-6944
Grades: 6-8
| 1,262 students
Rank: #2828.
Southeastern Academy
Charter School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12251 Nc Hwy 41 North
Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 738-7828
Grades: K-8
| 218 students
Rank: #2929.
Rock Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6605 Rock Ridge School Rd
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7955
Grades: K-5
| 447 students
Rank: #3030.
Dr Hubert Eaton Sr Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6701 Gordon Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 397-1544
Grades: K-5
| 450 students
Rank: #3131.
Glenn C Marlow Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1985 Butler Bridge Road
Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 654-3225
Grades: K-5
| 572 students
Rank: #3232.
Hendersonville Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1039 Randall Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28791
(828) 697-4752
Grades: K-5
| 321 students
Rank: #3333.
Beverly Woods Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6001 Quail Hollow Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210
(980) 343-3627
Grades: K-5
| 603 students
Rank: #3434.
Pearsontown Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4915 Barbee Road
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 560-3964
Grades: PK-5
| 729 students
Rank: #3535.
Mount Airy High School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1011 N South St
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-5147
Grades: 9-12
| 581 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in North Carolina?
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in North Carolina include Brown Summit Middle School, Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy and Highland Sch Of Technology.
How many blue ribbon public schools are located in North Carolina?
91 blue ribbon public schools are located in North Carolina.
What is the racial composition of students in North Carolina?
North Carolina blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public schools average of 55% (majority Black).

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