Top 10 Best Raleigh Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 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, Wake Early College Of Health And Science and Wake Stem Early College High 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 45% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 46% 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).

Best Raleigh, NC Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Quest Academy
Charter School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10908 Strickland Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 841-0441
Grades: K-8
| 141 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Wake Early College Of Health And Science
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2901 Holston Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 212-5800
Grades: 9-13
| 292 students
Rank: #33.
Wake Stem Early College High School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
715 Barbour Dr
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 515-2255
Grades: 9-13
| 218 students
Rank: #44.
Raleigh Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 715-1155
Grades: 9-12
| 564 students
Rank: #55.
Magellan Charter
Charter School
Math: 88% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
9324 Baileywick Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 844-0277
Grades: 3-8
| 407 students
Rank: #66.
Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
301 Ashe Avenue, Governor More
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 508-9088
Grades: 6-13
| 302 students
Rank: #77.
Sycamore Creek Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10921 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 841-4333
Grades: PK-5
| 1,194 students
Rank: #88.
Longleaf School Of The Arts
Charter School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
9400 Forum Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 896-8164
Grades: 9-12
| 333 students
Rank: #99.
Leesville Road High School
Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8410 Pride Way
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 870-4250
Grades: 9-12
| 2,568 students
Rank: #1010.
Pine Hollow Middle School
Math: 67% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5365 Bartram Place
Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 694-8880
Grades: 6-8
| 899 students
Rank: #1111.
Pleasant Union Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1900 Pleasant Union Church Roa
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 870-4230
Grades: PK-5
| 623 students
Rank: #1212.
Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
567 East Hargett St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 664-5644
Grades: 6-13
| 247 students
Rank: #1313.
The Exploris School
Charter School
Math: 58% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
401 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 715-3690
Grades: K-8
| 421 students
Rank: #1414.
Olds Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
204 Dixie Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 856-7699
Grades: PK-5
| 323 students
Rank: #1515.
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: #16 - 1716. - 17.
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: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Root Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3202 Northampton Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 881-4940
Grades: PK-5
| 526 students
Rank: #1818.
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: #1919.
Lacy Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2001 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 881-4920
Grades: PK-5
| 683 students
Rank: #2020.
Leesville Road Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8402 Pride Way
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 870-4200
Grades: K-5
| 668 students
Rank: #2121.
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: #2222.
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: #23 - 2423. - 24.
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: #23 - 2423. - 24.
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: #2525.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10401 Penny Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 387-4490
Grades: PK-5
| 707 students
Rank: #2626.
Abbotts Creek Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9900 Durant Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 694-0555
Grades: PK-5
| 849 students
Rank: #2727.
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: #2828.
Carnage Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 55% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(3)
1425 Carnage Dr
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7600
Grades: 6-8
| 946 students
Rank: #2929.
Underwood Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 52% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1614 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 856-7663
Grades: K-5
| 496 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Leesville Road Middle School
Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
8406 Pride Way
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 870-4141
Grades: 6-8
| 947 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Needham Broughton High School
Magnet School
Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
723 Saint Mary's St
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 856-7810
Grades: 9-12
| 2,144 students
Rank: #3232.
Brassfield Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2001 Brassfield Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 870-4080
Grades: K-5
| 747 students
Rank: #3333.
Fuller Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
806 Calloway Dr
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7625
Grades: K-5
| 571 students
Rank: #3434.
Athens Drive High School
Magnet School
Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1420 Athens Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 233-4050
Grades: 9-12
| 2,083 students
Rank: #3535.
Wakefield Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2300 Wakefield Pines Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 562-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 944 students
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Raleigh, North Carolina Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Po Box 2415
Raleigh, NC 27602
(919) 856-5929
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
1130 Marlborough Rd
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7737
Grades: K-5
| 433 students
616 Oberlin Rd
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 575-9058
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
Dynamic Community Charter (Closed 2016)
Special Education School
Charter School
5510 Munford Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 787-7388
Grades: 6-10
| 67 students
Gov Morehead School (Closed 2013)
Special Education School
301 Ashe Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 733-6382
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
No Local Address
Raleigh, NC 27626
(919) 716-3379
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
700 Beacon Lake Dr
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 212-3104
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27627
(919) 835-2000
Grades: K-8
| 134 students
2104 Umstead Dr
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 733-5545
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 807-3491
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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