Top 10 Best Wake County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 242 public schools serving 186,276 students in Wake County, NC. Wake County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Wake County, 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.
Wake County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Wake County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is equal to the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Wake County 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.
Mills Park Middle School
Math: 83% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
441 Mills Park Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 466-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,750 students
Rank: #77.
Davis Drive Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2151 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-2130
Grades: K-5
| 903 students
Rank: #88.
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: #99.
Endeavor Charter
Charter School
Math: 84% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4879 One World Way
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 848-0333
Grades: K-8
| 511 students
Rank: #1010.
Mills Park Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
509 Mills Park Dr
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 466-1466
Grades: PK-5
| 968 students
Rank: #1111.
Panther Creek High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6770 Mccrimmon Parkway
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 463-8656
Grades: 9-12
| 2,712 students
Rank: #1212.
Davis Drive Middle School
Math: 83% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(3)
2101 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-3033
Grades: 6-8
| 1,354 students
Rank: #1313.
Highcroft Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5415 Highcroft Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 460-3527
Grades: PK-5
| 964 students
Rank: #1414.
Green Hope High School
Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 380-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,916 students
Rank: #1515.
Triangle Math And Science Academy
Charter School
Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
312 Gregson Dr.
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 388-0077
Grades: K-11
| 868 students
Rank: #1616.
Green Hope Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2700 Louis Stephens Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 388-5270
Grades: PK-5
| 794 students
Rank: #1717.
White Oak Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1512 White Oak Church Rd
Apex, NC 27523
(919) 694-0202
Grades: PK-5
| 414 students
Rank: #1818.
The Expedition School
Charter School
Math: 74% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
437 Dimmocks Mill Rd Ste 33
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 245-8432
Grades: K-8
| 336 students
Rank: #1919.
Apex Friendship High School
Math: 77% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7801 Humie Olive Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 694-0500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,243 students
Rank: #2020.
Apex High School
Math: 81% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(5)
7600 Roberts Road
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-2208
Grades: 9-12
| 2,033 students
Rank: #2121.
Morrisville Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1519 Morrisville Pkwy
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 460-3400
Grades: K-5
| 769 students
Rank: #2222.
Southeastern Academy
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12251 Nc Hwy 41 North
Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 738-7828
Grades: K-8
| 218 students
Rank: #2323.
Heritage Middle School
Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
3400 Rogers Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-6204
Grades: 6-8
| 1,260 students
Rank: #2424.
Cedar Fork Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1050 Town Hall Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 388-5240
Grades: PK-5
| 1,022 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Olive Chapel Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
1751 Olive Chapel Road
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 387-4440
Grades: PK-5
| 996 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
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: #2727.
Holly Springs Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
401 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 557-2660
Grades: PK-5
| 849 students
Rank: #2828.
Apex Friendship Middle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7801 Humie Olive Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 431-7400
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #2929.
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: #30 - 3130. - 31.
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: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Scotts Ridge Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6601 Apex Barbecue Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 694-0300
Grades: PK-5
| 834 students
Rank: #3232.
Holly Ridge Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
900 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1300
Grades: PK-5
| 802 students
Rank: #3333.
Sterling Montessori Academy
Charter School
Math: 64% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
202 Treybrooke Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 462-8889
Grades: PK-8
| 609 students
Rank: #3434.
Summerfield Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: 70% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5303 Hwy 220 N
Summerfield, NC 27358
(336) 643-1974
Grades: K-8
| 763 students
Rank: #3535.
Jones Dairy Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1100 Jones Dairy Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-6181
Grades: PK-5
| 757 students
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Wake County 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
5101 Rolesville Road
Wendell, NC 27591
(919) 365-2642
Grades: 9-12
| 374 students
5101 Rolesville Road
Wendell, NC 27591
(919) 365-2629
Grades: 9-12
| 372 students
5101 Rolesville Road
Wendell, NC 27591
(919) 365-2652
Grades: 9-12
| 371 students
5101 Rolesville Road
Wendell, NC 27591
(919) 365-2657
Grades: 9-12
| 325 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
300 Veazey Rd
Butner, NC 27509
(919) 764-5464
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
44 Dream Ave
Delco, NC 28436
(910) 655-4061
Grades: K-7
| 106 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
7020 Tuckaseegee Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
(704) 394-8749
Grades: K-8
| 338 students
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 807-3491
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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