Top 10 Best North Carolina Special Education Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 25 special education public schools serving 2,528 students in North Carolina.
The top ranked special education public schools in North Carolina are South Lexington Development Center, C Joyner Greene Education Center and Childrens Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
North Carolina special education public schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top North Carolina Special Education Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    South Lexington Development Center Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1006 Cotton Grove Road
    Lexington, NC 27292
    (336) 242-1540

    Grades: K-12 | 39 students
  • Rank: #2-42.-4.
    C Joyner Greene Education Center Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    604 East Main Street
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    (336) 454-7440

    Grades: 8-12 | 87 students
  • Rank: #2-42.-4.
    Childrens Center Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2315 Coliseum Drive
    Winston Salem, NC 27106
    (336) 727-2440

    Grades: PK-5 | 54 students
  • Rank: #2-42.-4.
    Conover Special Education Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    108 7th Street Place Sw
    Conover, NC 28613
    (828) 464-9532

    Grades: PK-13 | 66 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Edgewood Cmty Developmental Special Education School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1601 Peachtree St
    Goldsboro, NC 27530
    (919) 731-5970

    Grades: PK-12 | 156 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Carter High School Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    851 Highland Court
    Winston Salem, NC 27101
    (336) 703-4119

    Grades: 9-12 | 168 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Governor Morehead School F/t Blind Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    303 Ashe Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27699
    (919) 733-6192

    Grades: K-12 | 53 students
  • Rank: #88.
    North Shelby Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1205 Northside Drive
    Shelby, NC 28150
    (704) 476-8230

    Grades: PK-12 | 95 students
  • Rank: #9-139.- 13.
    Floyd L Knight Children Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    607 W Mcintosh St
    Sanford, NC 27330
    (919) 774-4634

    Grades: PK-12 | 138 students
  • Rank: #9-139.- 13.
    Gateway Education Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3205 East Wendover Aveune
    Greensboro, NC 27405
    (336) 375-2575

    Grades: PK-12 | 93 students
  • Rank: #9-139.- 13.
    Haynes Inman Education Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    200 Haynes Road
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    (336) 881-7170

    Grades: PK-12 | 97 students
  • Rank: #9-139.- 13.
    Longview Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    318 N King Charles Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    (919) 856-7691

    Grades: 6-12 | 49 students
  • Rank: #9-139.- 13.
    Vidant Health Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    400 Spruce Street
    Greenville, NC 27834
    (252) 830-4228

    Grades: PK-12 | 269 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Wolfe School Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    722 Brewer Drive
    Monroe, NC 28112
    (704) 290-1568

    Grades: K-12 | 89 students
  • Rank: #15-1815.- 18.
    Lincoln Heights Academy Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1900 Newcastle St
    Charlotte, NC 28216
    (980) 343-5415

    Grades: K-13 | 90 students
  • Rank: #15-1815.- 18.
    Metro School Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    405 S. Davidson St
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    (980) 343-5450

    Grades: PK-13 | 238 students
  • Rank: #15-1815.- 18.
    North Liberty Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    523 Enola Road
    Morganton, NC 28655
    (828) 437-9656

    Grades: PK-12 | 92 students
  • Rank: #15-1815.- 18.
    Stoner-thomas School Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    215 County School Road
    Lexington, NC 27292
    (336) 248-5421

    Grades: K-12 | 94 students
  • Rank: #19-2219.- 22.
    Eastern Nc School For The Deaf Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1131 Hwy 301 South
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 237-2450

    Grades: K-12 | 71 students
  • Rank: #19-2219.- 22.
    Herbin Metz Education Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    400 O' Ferrell Street
    Greensboro, NC 27405
    (336) 370-7065

    Grades: PK-8 | 74 students
  • Rank: #19-2219.- 22.
    Nc School For The Deaf Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    517 W Fleming Dr
    Morganton, NC 28655
    (828) 432-5200

    Grades: K-12 | 62 students
  • Rank: #19-2219.- 22.
    Webb Street School Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1623 N Webb Street
    Gastonia, NC 28052
    (704) 864-9667

    Grades: PK-12 | 139 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Lowrance Middle School Special Education School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3605 Old Greensboro Road
    Winston Salem, NC 27101
    (336) 703-4181

    Grades: 6-8 | 124 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Catawba Rosenwald Education Center Special Education School
    403 6th Ave Sw
    Catawba, NC 28609
    (828) 241-2734

    Grades: K-12 | 42 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    The Special Children's School Special Education School
    4505 Shattalon Dr
    Winston Salem, NC 27106
    (336) 703-4191

    Grades: PK-5 | 49 students
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