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For the 2021 school year, there are 104 public schools serving 70,972 students in Raleigh, NC. Raleigh has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Raleigh, NC are Quest Academy, Magellan Charter and Sycamore Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Raleigh, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Raleigh have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Raleigh, NC Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    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: #22.
    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: #33.
    Sycamore Creek Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10921 Leesville Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27613
    (919) 841-4333

    Grades: PK-5 | 1,194 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Pleasant Union Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1900 Pleasant Union Church Roa
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919) 870-4230

    Grades: PK-5 | 623 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    301 Ashe Avenue, Governor More
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 508-9088

    Grades: 6-13 | 302 students
  • Rank: #66.
    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: #77.
    Pine Hollow Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5365 Bartram Place
    Raleigh, NC 27617
    (919) 694-8880

    Grades: 6-8 | 899 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Lacy Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2001 Lake Boone Trail
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    (919) 881-4920

    Grades: PK-5 | 683 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Underwood Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1614 Glenwood Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27608
    (919) 856-7663

    Grades: K-5 | 496 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Leesville Road Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8402 Pride Way
    Raleigh, NC 27613
    (919) 870-4200

    Grades: K-5 | 668 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Olds Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    204 Dixie Trail
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    (919) 856-7699

    Grades: PK-5 | 323 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Oak Grove Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    10401 Penny Road
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 387-4490

    Grades: PK-5 | 707 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Joyner Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 62% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2300 Lowden St.
    Raleigh, NC 27608
    (919) 856-7650

    Grades: PK-5 | 697 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Combs Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2001 Lorimer Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 233-4300

    Grades: PK-5 | 927 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Martin Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1701 Ridge Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    (919) 881-4970

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,034 student
  • Rank: #1616.
    Ligon Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    706 E Lenoir St
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    (919) 856-7929

    Grades: 6-8 | 983 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Brassfield Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2001 Brassfield Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919) 870-4080

    Grades: K-5 | 747 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    567 East Hargett St
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    (919) 664-5644

    Grades: 6-13 | 247 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Brooks Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3851 Spring Forest Road
    Raleigh, NC 27616
    (919) 881-1350

    Grades: PK-5 | 586 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Wakefield Middle School Math: 59% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2300 Wakefield Pines Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919) 562-3500

    Grades: 6-8 | 944 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Jeffreys Grove Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6119 Creedmoor Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27612
    (919) 881-4910

    Grades: PK-5 | 575 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Hunter Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1018 E Davie St
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    (919) 856-7676

    Grades: PK-5 | 715 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    North Forest Pines Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    11501 Forest Pines Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919) 570-2220

    Grades: PK-5 | 693 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Leesville Road Middle School Math: 59% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8406 Pride Way
    Raleigh, NC 27613
    (919) 870-4141

    Grades: 6-8 | 947 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Washington Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1000 Fayetteville St
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    (919) 856-7960

    Grades: K-5 | 583 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Root Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3202 Northampton Street
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919) 881-4940

    Grades: PK-5 | 526 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Abbotts Creek Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    9900 Durant Road
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919) 694-0555

    Grades: PK-5 | 849 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2600 Sumner Blvd #130
    Raleigh, NC 27616
    (919) 855-9811

    Grades: PK-8 | 498 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Carnage Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 56% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1425 Carnage Dr
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    (919) 856-7600

    Grades: 6-8 | 946 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Daniels Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2816 Oberlin Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27608
    (919) 881-4860

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,168 student
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    301 South Person Street
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    (919) 664-5737

    Grades: 6-8 | 515 students
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Swift Creek Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5601 Tryon Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 233-4320

    Grades: K-5 | 438 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Lead Mine Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8301 Old Leadmine Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    (919) 870-4120

    Grades: K-5 | 483 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Wiley Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    301 Saint Mary's St
    Raleigh, NC 27605
    (919) 856-7723

    Grades: K-5 | 446 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Fuller Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    806 Calloway Dr
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    (919) 856-7625

    Grades: K-5 | 571 students
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