Top 10 Best North Carolina Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 86 blue ribbon public schools serving 43,109 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, Highland School Of Technology and Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy. 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 68% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 67% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best North Carolina Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Brown Summit Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4720 Nc Highway 150 East
Browns Summit, NC 27214
(336) 656-0432
Grades: 6-8
| 243 students
Rank: #22.
Highland School Of Technology
Magnet School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1600 N Morris Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 810-8816
Grades: 9-12
| 554 students
Rank: #33.
Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy
Charter School
Math: 95% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5225 Seventy-seven Center Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 503-1112
Grades: K-8
| 375 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
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: #4 - 64. - 6.
Haywood Early College
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 565-4000
Grades: 9-13
| 143 students
Rank: #4 - 64. - 6.
Stem Early College @ Nc A&t Su
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
402 Laurel Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
(336) 370-8580
Grades: 9-12
| 187 students
Rank: #77.
Central Academy Of Technology And Arts
Math: 94% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
600 Brewer Dr
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 296-3088
Grades: 9-12
| 866 students
Rank: #88.
Raleigh Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 715-1155
Grades: 9-12
| 564 students
Rank: #99.
Brunswick County Early College
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
50 College Road Ne
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 754-8565
Grades: 9-13
| 309 students
Rank: #1010.
Providence High School
Math: 91% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
1800 Pineville-matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270
(980) 343-5390
Grades: 9-12
| 2,085 students
Rank: #1111.
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
| 370 students
Rank: #1212.
Pender Early College High School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7925
Grades: 9-13
| 201 students
Rank: #1313.
Weddington Middle School
Math: 91% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5903 Deal Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 814-9772
Grades: 6-8
| 1,085 students
Rank: #1414.
Caldwell Early College
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2859 Hickory Blvd Sw
Hudson, NC 28638
(828) 759-4636
Grades: 9-13
| 328 students
Rank: #1515.
Psrc Early College At Rcc
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5160 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28360
(910) 737-5232
Grades: 9-13
| 192 students
Rank: #1616.
Jay M Robinson Middle School
Math: 87% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5925 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-6944
Grades: 6-8
| 1,181 students
Rank: #1717.
Davis Drive Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2151 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-2130
Grades: K-5
| 903 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Providence Spring Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
10045 Providence Church Ln
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-6935
Grades: K-5
| 947 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Wrightsville Beach Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
220 Coral Dr
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-3171
Grades: K-5
| 342 students
Rank: #2020.
Cross Creek Early College
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 672-1499
Grades: 9-12
| 278 students
Rank: #2121.
Sampson Early College High School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1801 Sunset Ave
Clinton, NC 28329
(910) 592-8081
Grades: 9-13
| 213 students
Rank: #2222.
Davis Drive Middle School
Math: 83% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(3)
2101 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-3033
Grades: 6-8
| 1,354 students
Rank: #2323.
Rutherford Early College High School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
286 Icc Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
(828) 288-2202
Grades: 9-13
| 185 students
Rank: #2424.
Morrisville Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1519 Morrisville Pkwy
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 460-3400
Grades: K-5
| 769 students
Rank: #2525.
Riverbend Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
71 Learning Lane
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 627-6565
Grades: K-5
| 214 students
Rank: #2626.
Hawk Ridge Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9201 Bryant Farms Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-5927
Grades: K-5
| 877 students
Rank: #2727.
Mckee Road Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4101 Mckee Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270
(980) 343-3970
Grades: K-5
| 500 students
Rank: #2828.
Piedmont Ib Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 73% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(6)
1241 E 10th St
Charlotte, NC 28204
(980) 343-5435
Grades: 6-8
| 1,062 students
Rank: #2929.
Clement Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3220 Maxwell Rd
Autryville, NC 28318
(910) 567-2112
Grades: PK-5
| 368 students
Rank: #3030.
Hendersonville Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1039 Randall Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28791
(828) 697-4752
Grades: K-5
| 393 students
Rank: #3131.
Elizabeth Lane Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
121 Elizabeth Ln
Matthews, NC 28105
(980) 343-5700
Grades: K-5
| 1,088 students
Rank: #3232.
South Charlotte Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
8040 Strawberry Ln
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-3670
Grades: 6-8
| 947 students
Rank: #3333.
Glenn C Marlow Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1985 Butler Bridge Road
Mills River, NC 28759
(828) 654-3225
Grades: K-5
| 569 students
Rank: #3434.
Union Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
180 Union School Road Nw
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 579-3591
Grades: K-5
| 583 students
Rank: #3535.
Middle College High At Bennett
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
610 Gorrell Street
Greensboro, NC 27406
(336) 517-1832
Grades: 9-12
| 105 students
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