Top 10 Best North Carolina Magnet Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 228 magnet public schools serving 161,337 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 Sch Of Technology and Philip J Weaver Educational 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 38% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Best Magnet Public Schools in North Carolina (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Brown Summit Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | 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.
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: #33.
Philip J Weaver Educational Center
Magnet School
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
300 South Spring Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 370-8282
Grades: 9-12
| 306 students
Rank: #44.
Atkins Academic & Tech High School
Magnet School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3605 Old Greensboro Road
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-6754
Grades: 9-12
| 1,206 students
Rank: #55.
Cox Mill Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1450 Cox Mill Road
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 260-6170
Grades: K-5
| 1,044 students
Rank: #66.
Myers Park High School
Magnet School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2400 Colony Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209
(980) 343-5800
Grades: 9-12
| 3,539 students
Rank: #77.
Rea Farms Steam Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11532 Golf Links Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-0723
Grades: K-8
| 961 students
Rank: #88.
Irwin Academic Center
Magnet School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
329 N. Irwin Ave
Charlotte, NC 28202
(980) 343-5480
Grades: K-5
| 390 students
Rank: #99.
Hawks Nest Steam Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3430 Robinwood Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 866-8467
Grades: K-5
| 340 students
Rank: #1010.
Highland Mill Montessori
Magnet School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3201 Clemson Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
(980) 343-5525
Grades: PK-6
| 313 students
Rank: #1111.
Williams Secondary Montessori
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2400 Carmine St
Charlotte, NC 28206
(980) 343-0040
Grades: 7-12
| 366 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Piedmont Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1241 E 10th St
Charlotte, NC 28204
(980) 343-5435
Grades: 6-8
| 1,090 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Washington Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1000 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 856-7960
Grades: K-5
| 524 students
Rank: #1414.
Grand Oak Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
15410 Stumptown Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
(980) 343-2063
Grades: K-5
| 456 students
Rank: #1515.
Randolph Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4400 Water Oak Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
(980) 343-6700
Grades: 6-8
| 1,138 students
Rank: #1616.
Brooks Global Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1215 N Josephine Boyd St.
Greensboro, NC 27408
(336) 370-8228
Grades: K-5
| 335 students
Rank: #1717.
Hunter Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1018 E Davie St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 856-7676
Grades: PK-5
| 601 students
Rank: #1818.
Enloe High School
Magnet School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
128 Clarendon Crescent
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7918
Grades: 9-12
| 2,416 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Jeffreys Grove Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6119 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 881-4910
Grades: PK-5
| 525 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Pearsontown Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4915 Barbee Road
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 560-3964
Grades: PK-5
| 729 students
Rank: #2121.
South Mecklenburg High School
Magnet School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8900 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210
(980) 343-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 3,259 students
Rank: #2222.
Underwood Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1614 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 856-7663
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #2323.
Athens Drive High School
Magnet School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1420 Athens Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 233-4050
Grades: 9-12
| 2,042 students
Rank: #2424.
Chantilly Montessori
Magnet School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
701 Briar Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC 28205
(980) 343-0692
Grades: PK-6
| 302 students
Rank: #2525.
Carnage Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1425 Carnage Dr
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7600
Grades: 6-8
| 866 students
Rank: #2626.
Park Road Montessori
Magnet School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3701 Haven Dr
Charlotte, NC 28209
(980) 343-5830
Grades: PK-6
| 504 students
Rank: #2727.
Trillium Springs Montessori
Magnet School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9213 Beatties Ford Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
(980) 343-9442
Grades: PK-6
| 204 students
Rank: #2828.
East Mecklenburg High School
Magnet School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6800 Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC 28212
(980) 343-6430
Grades: 9-12
| 2,141 students
Rank: #2929.
Ligon Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
706 E Lenoir St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 856-7929
Grades: 6-8
| 952 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Lakewood Montessori Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2119 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-2894
Grades: 6-8
| 296 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Moore Square Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 South Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 664-5737
Grades: 6-8
| 609 students
Rank: #3232.
Joyner Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2300 Lowden St.
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 856-7650
Grades: PK-5
| 531 students
Rank: #3333.
George Watts Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
700 Watts Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-3947
Grades: PK-5
| 330 students
Rank: #3434.
Kearns Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1710 Mcguinn Dr.
High Point, NC 27265
(336) 885-7905
Grades: 9-12
| 115 students
Rank: #3535.
Millbrook High School
Magnet School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2201 Spring Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 850-8787
Grades: 9-12
| 2,354 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked magnet public schools in North Carolina?
The top ranked magnet public schools in North Carolina include Brown Summit Middle School, Highland Sch Of Technology and Philip J Weaver Educational Center.
How many magnet public schools are located in North Carolina?
228 magnet public schools are located in North Carolina.
What is the racial composition of students in North Carolina?
North Carolina magnet public schools minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public schools average of 55% (majority Black).

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