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For the 2021 school year, there are 192 charter public schools serving 101,528 students in North Carolina.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in North Carolina are Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Quest Academy and Magellan Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
North Carolina charter public schools have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top North Carolina Charter Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy Charter School
    Math: 97% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5225 Seventy-seven Center Dr
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    (704) 503-1112

    Grades: K-8 | 375 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Quest Academy Charter School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10908 Strickland Road
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    (919) 841-0441

    Grades: K-8 | 141 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Magellan Charter Charter School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    9324 Baileywick Road
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    (919) 844-0277

    Grades: 3-8 | 407 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Endeavor Charter Charter School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4879 One World Way
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    (919) 848-0333

    Grades: K-8 | 511 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Greensboro Academy Charter School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4049 Battleground Ave
    Greensboro, NC 27410
    (336) 286-8404

    Grades: K-8 | 756 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Sterling Montessori Academy Charter School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    202 Treybrooke Drive
    Morrisville, NC 27560
    (919) 462-8889

    Grades: PK-8 | 609 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Triangle Math And Science Academy Charter School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    312 Gregson Dr.
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919) 388-0077

    Grades: K-11 | 868 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Woods Charter Charter School
    Math: 72% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    160 Woodland Grove Ln
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    (919) 960-8353

    Grades: K-12 | 512 students
  • Rank: #99.
    The Expedition School Charter School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    437 Dimmocks Mill Rd Ste 33
    Hillsborough, NC 27278
    (919) 245-8432

    Grades: K-8 | 336 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    The Academy Of Moore County Charter School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    12588 Us 15-501 Hwy
    Aberdeen, NC 28315
    (910) 757-0401

    Grades: K-5 | 345 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Tiller School Charter School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1950 Hwy 70e
    Beaufort, NC 28516
    (252) 728-1995

    Grades: K-5 | 206 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Southeastern Academy Charter School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    12251 Nc Hwy 41 North
    Lumberton, NC 28358
    (910) 738-7828

    Grades: K-8 | 218 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    The Exploris School Charter School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    401 Hillsborough St.
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    (919) 715-3690

    Grades: K-8 | 421 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Thomas Jefferson Class Academy Charter School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2527 Us 221a Hwy
    Mooresboro, NC 28114
    (828) 657-9998

    Grades: K-12 | 1,293 student
  • Rank: #1515.
    Pine Lake Preparatory Charter School
    Math: 67% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    104 Yellow Wood Circle
    Mooresville, NC 28115
    (704) 237-5304

    Grades: K-12 | 1,862 student
  • Rank: #1616.
    Summerfield Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 75% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5303 Hwy 220 N
    Summerfield, NC 27358
    (336) 643-1974

    Grades: K-8 | 763 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Corvian Community School Charter School
    Math: 67% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    9501 David Taylor Dr
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    (704) 717-7550

    Grades: K-8 | 825 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Water's Edge Village School Charter School
    Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1126 Schoolhouse Lane
    Corolla, NC 27927
    (252) 453-4502

    Grades: K-8 | 34 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Socrates Academy Charter School
    Math: 71% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3909 Weddington Rd
    Matthews, NC 28105
    (704) 321-1711

    Grades: K-8 | 686 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Peak Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1601 Orchard Villas Ave
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919) 377-1552

    Grades: K-7 | 600 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Community School Of Davidson Charter School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    404 Armour Street
    Davidson, NC 28036
    (704) 897-8061

    Grades: K-12 | 1,366 student
  • Rank: #2222.
    Envision Science Academy Charter School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    590 Traditions Grande Blvd
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    (919) 435-4002

    Grades: K-8 | 668 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Evergreen Community Charter Charter School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    50 Bell Road
    Asheville, NC 28805
    (828) 298-2173

    Grades: K-8 | 441 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Pine Springs Prep Academy Charter School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    220 Rosewood Centre Drive
    Holly Springs, NC 27540
    (919) 439-9448

    Grades: K-6 | 509 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Henderson Collegiate Charter School
    Math: 66% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1071 Old Epsom Rd
    Henderson, NC 27536
    (252) 598-1038

    Grades: K-11 | 1,007 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    South Brunswick Charter Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2260 Achievement Ave Se
    Bolivia, NC 28422
    (910) 338-4178

    Grades: K-5 | 354 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Nc Leadership Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4353 High Point Rd
    Kernersville, NC 27284
    (336) 992-2710

    Grades: K-12 | 768 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Union Academy Charter School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    675 North Ml King Jr Blvd
    Monroe, NC 28110
    (704) 238-8883

    Grades: K-12 | 1,710 student
  • Rank: #2929.
    Roxboro Community School Charter School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    115 Lake Drive
    Roxboro, NC 27573
    (336) 597-0020

    Grades: 6-12 | 714 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Lake Norman Charter Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    12435 Old Statesville Road
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (704) 948-8600

    Grades: K-12 | 1,907 student
  • Rank: #3131.
    Mountain Discovery Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    890 Jenkins Branch Rd N
    Bryson City, NC 28713
    (828) 488-1222

    Grades: K-8 | 180 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Lincoln Charter School Charter School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7834 Galway Lane
    Denver, NC 28037
    (704) 483-6611

    Grades: K-12 | 2,058 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Wake Forest Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1851 Friendship Chapel Rd
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    (919) 263-8673

    Grades: K-8 | 759 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Cardinal Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1020 St. Charles Place
    Cary, NC 27513
    (919) 653-5000

    Grades: K-8 | 976 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Anderson Creek Academy Charter School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4940 Ray Road
    Spring Lake, NC 28390
    (910) 814-9001

    Grades: K-5 | 245 students
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