Top 10 Best North Carolina Magnet Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 188 magnet public schools serving 138,661 students in North Carolina.
Learn more about how magnet schools work. The top ranked magnet public schools in North Carolina are Brown Summit Middle School, Highland School Of Technology and Philip J Weaver Ed Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
North Carolina magnet public schools have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best North Carolina Magnet 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.
Philip J Weaver Ed Center
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
300 South Spring Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 370-8282
Grades: 9-12
| 307 students
Rank: #44.
Irwin Academic Center
Magnet School
Math: 83% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
329 N. Irwin Ave
Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 343-5480
Grades: K-5
| 425 students
Rank: #55.
Cox Mill Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 78% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
1450 Cox Mill Road
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 795-6519
Grades: K-5
| 1,008 students
Rank: #66.
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: #77.
Atkins Academic & Technical High School
Magnet School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
3605 Old Greensboro Road
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-6754
Grades: 9-12
| 952 students
Rank: #88.
Durham School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 68% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
401 North Duke Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-3926
Grades: 6-12
| 1,751 students
Rank: #99.
Randolph Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 62% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4400 Water Oak Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
(980) 343-6700
Grades: 6-8
| 1,133 students
Rank: #1010.
Highland Mill Montessori
Magnet School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3201 Clemson Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
(980) 343-5525
Grades: PK-6
| 294 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Brooks Global Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
1215 Westover Terrace
Greensboro, NC 27408
(336) 370-8228
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Chantilly Montessori
Magnet School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
701 Briar Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC 28205
(980) 343-0692
Grades: PK-6
| 351 students
Rank: #1313.
Waddell Language Academy
Magnet School
Math: 68% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7030 Nations Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
(980) 343-5815
Grades: K-8
| 1,381 students
Rank: #1414.
Park Road Montessori
Magnet School
Math: 60% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3701 Haven Dr
Charlotte, NC 28209
(980) 343-5830
Grades: PK-6
| 516 students
Rank: #1515.
Hanes Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
2355 Pleasant St
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 703-4171
Grades: 6-8
| 736 students
Rank: #1616.
Pearsontown Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
4915 Barbee Road
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 560-3964
Grades: PK-5
| 825 students
Rank: #1717.
Enloe High School
Magnet School
Math: 60% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
128 Clarendon Crescent
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7918
Grades: 9-12
| 2,499 students
Rank: #1818.
Northwest School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 66% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1415 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
(980) 343-5500
Grades: 6-12
| 1,083 students
Rank: #1919.
Grimsley High School
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
801 Westover Terrace
Greensboro, NC 27408
(336) 370-8180
Grades: 9-12
| 1,721 students
Rank: #2020.
The Downtown School
Magnet School
Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 N Cherry Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-4125
Grades: PK-8
| 426 students
Rank: #2121.
Jeffreys Grove Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6119 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 881-4910
Grades: PK-5
| 575 students
Rank: #2222.
Gtcc Middle College High School
Magnet School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 East Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282
(336) 819-2957
Grades: 9-13
| 191 students
Rank: #2323.
Martin Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 59% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
1701 Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 881-4970
Grades: 6-8
| 1,034 students
Rank: #2424.
Academy At Smith
Magnet School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2225 South Holden Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 316-5866
Grades: 9-12
| 211 students
Rank: #2525.
J N Fries Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 56% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
133 Stonecrest Circle Sw
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 788-4140
Grades: 6-8
| 640 students
Rank: #2626.
South Mecklenburg High School
Magnet School
Math: 66% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
8900 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210
(980) 343-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 3,106 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Lakewood Montessori Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 56% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2119 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-2894
Grades: 6-8
| 295 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Ligon Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 56% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
706 E Lenoir St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 856-7929
Grades: 6-8
| 983 students
Rank: #2929.
Combs Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 60% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
2001 Lorimer Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 233-4300
Grades: PK-5
| 927 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Hunter Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 57% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1018 E Davie St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 856-7676
Grades: PK-5
| 715 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Joyner Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 57% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
2300 Lowden St.
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 856-7650
Grades: PK-5
| 697 students
Rank: #3232.
Hawks Nest Steam Academy
Magnet School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3430 Robinwood Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 866-8467
Grades: K-5
| 348 students
Rank: #3333.
Isaac Dickson Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 56% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
125 Hill Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 350-6800
Grades: PK-5
| 509 students
Rank: #3434.
Washington Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1000 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 856-7960
Grades: K-5
| 583 students
Rank: #3535.
Carnage Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 55% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
1425 Carnage Dr
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7600
Grades: 6-8
| 946 students
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