Top 10 Best Harnett County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 32 public schools serving 18,478 students in Harnett County, NC. Harnett County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Harnett County, NC are Harnett County Early College, Plain View Elementary School and Midway Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Harnett County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Harnett County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 54% (majority Black).

Best Harnett County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Harnett County Early College
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
660 E Johnson St
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 814-3470
Grades: 9-13
| 106 students
Rank: #22.
Plain View Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4140 Plain View Hwy
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 891-4354
Grades: PK-5
| 344 students
Rank: #33.
Midway Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1115 Roberts Grove Road
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 567-5879
Grades: 6-8
| 581 students
Rank: #44.
Union Pines High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1981 Union Church Rd
Cameron, NC 28326
(910) 947-5511
Grades: 9-12
| 1,375 students
Rank: #55.
Lafayette Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
108 Lafayette Sch Rd
Kipling, NC 27543
(919) 552-4353
Grades: K-5
| 544 students
Rank: #66.
Benhaven Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
520 Olive Farm Dr
Olivia, NC 28368
(919) 499-4811
Grades: PK-5
| 866 students
Rank: #77.
New Century Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1577 Union Church Road
Cameron, NC 28326
(910) 947-1301
Grades: 6-8
| 584 students
Rank: #88.
Midway Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15375 Spiveys Corner Highway
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 567-2244
Grades: PK-5
| 475 students
Rank: #99.
Buies Creek Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
340 Main Street
Buies Creek, NC 27506
(910) 893-3505
Grades: K-5
| 208 students
Rank: #1010.
Western Harnett Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11135 Nc Hwy 27 West
Lillington, NC 27546
(919) 499-4497
Grades: 6-8
| 819 students
Rank: #1111.
Coats-erwin Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2833 Nc Hwy 55e
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 230-0300
Grades: 6-8
| 665 students
Rank: #1212.
Cameron Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2636 Nc Hwy 24 27
Cameron, NC 28326
(910) 245-7814
Grades: K-5
| 224 students
Rank: #1313.
Western Harnett High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10637 Nc Hwy 27 West
Lillington, NC 27546
(919) 499-5113
Grades: 9-12
| 1,308 students
Rank: #1414.
Mcgee's Crossroads Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10330 Nc Hwy 50 North
Angier, NC 27501
(919) 894-7161
Grades: PK-5
| 755 students
Rank: #1515.
Triton High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
215 Maynard Lake Road
Erwin, NC 28339
(910) 897-8121
Grades: 9-12
| 1,227 students
Rank: #1616.
Lillington-shawtown Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
855 Old Us 421
Lillington, NC 27546
(910) 893-3483
Grades: PK-5
| 644 students
Rank: #1717.
Johnsonville Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
18495 Nc Hwy 27 West
Cameron, NC 28326
(919) 499-4912
Grades: PK-5
| 480 students
Rank: #1818.
Harnett Central High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2911 Harnett Central Rd
Angier, NC 27501
(919) 639-6161
Grades: 9-12
| 1,530 students
Rank: #1919.
Harnett Primary
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
800 W Harnett St
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 892-0126
Grades: PK-3
| 565 students
Rank: #2020.
Coats Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
585 Brick Mill Road
Coats, NC 27521
(910) 897-8353
Grades: PK-5
| 665 students
Rank: #2121.
Harnett Central Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2529 Harnett Central Rd
Angier, NC 27501
(919) 639-6000
Grades: 6-8
| 1,092 students
Rank: #2222.
South Harnett Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8335 Nc 210 South
Bunnlevel, NC 28323
(910) 893-9153
Grades: 3-5
| 492 students
Rank: #2323.
Dunn Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 Meadowlark Road
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 892-1016
Grades: 6-8
| 412 students
Rank: #2424.
Erwin Elementary At Gentry
Math: 27% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
114 Porter Drive
Erwin, NC 28339
(910) 897-7178
Grades: K-5
| 479 students
Rank: #2525.
Boone Trail Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1425 Adcock Road
Mamers, NC 27552
(910) 893-4013
Grades: PK-5
| 513 students
Rank: #2626.
Angier Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
130 E Mciver St
Angier, NC 27501
(919) 639-2635
Grades: 3-5
| 329 students
Rank: #2727.
Wayne Avenue Elementary School
Math: 10% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
910 W Harnett St
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 892-1059
Grades: 4-5
| 283 students
Rank: #2828.
Star Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
900 11th Street
Lillington, NC 27546
(910) 893-4072
Grades: 6-12
| 64 students
Rank: n/an/a
914 Anderson Creek Sch Rd
Bunnlevel, NC 28323
(910) 893-4523
Grades: PK-2
| 511 students
Rank: n/an/a
Carolina Charter Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
8529 NC 55
Angier, NC 27501
(984) 300-3015
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
1008 South 11th Street
Lillington, NC 27546
(910) 893-8151
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
North Harnett Primary
282 N Harnett School Rd
Angier, NC 27501
(919) 639-4480
Grades: PK-2
| 338 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Harnett County, NC

Harnett County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
114 Porter Drive
Erwin, NC 28339
(910) 897-5711
Grades: K-2
| 257 students
4200 Percy Blvd, Bldg L-6323
Cameron, NC 28326
(910) 907-1300
Grades: PK-4
| n/a students
15375 Spivey's Corner Hwy
Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 592-1401
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
695 Shawtown Road
Lillington, NC 27546
(910) 893-3415
Grades: PK-3
| 386 students
4780 Camel Road, Bldg L1017
Cameron, NC 28326
(910) 907-0210
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
4780 Camel Road, Bldg L1017
Cameron, NC 28326
(910) 907-0211
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students

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