Top 10 Best Wilmington Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 42 public schools serving 25,100 students in Wilmington, NC. Wilmington has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Wilmington, NC are Isaac M Bear Early College High School, Walter L Parsley Elementary School and Ogden Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Wilmington, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Wilmington have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Wilmington, NC Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Isaac M Bear Early College High School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
630 Macmillan Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-1387
Grades: 9-12
| 227 students
Rank: #22.
Walter L Parsley Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3518 Masonboro Loop Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 790-2355
Grades: K-5
| 702 students
Rank: #33.
Ogden Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3637 Middle Sound Rd
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-6464
Grades: K-5
| 689 students
Rank: #44.
Holly Tree Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3020 Web Trace
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 790-2250
Grades: K-5
| 533 students
Rank: #55.
Dr John Codington Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4321 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-2236
Grades: K-5
| 554 students
Rank: #66.
Dr Hubert Eaton Senior Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6701 Gordon Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 397-1544
Grades: K-5
| 542 students
Rank: #77.
John T Hoggard High School
Math: 68% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4305 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2072
Grades: 9-12
| 1,857 students
Rank: #88.
Charles P Murray Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
655 Halyburton Memorial Parkwy
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-2363
Grades: 6-8
| 950 students
Rank: #99.
M C S Noble Middle School
Math: 61% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
6520 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2112
Grades: 6-8
| 887 students
Rank: #1010.
Heyward C Bellamy Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
70 Sanders Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-2039
Grades: 1-5
| 648 students
Rank: #1111.
Emsley A Laney High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2700 N College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2089
Grades: 9-12
| 2,327 students
Rank: #1212.
Roland-grise Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4412 Lake Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2136
Grades: 6-8
| 839 students
Rank: #1313.
Eugene Ashley High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
555 Halyburton Memorial Parkwy
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 790-2360
Grades: 9-12
| 1,990 students
Rank: #1414.
Cape Fear Center For Inquiry
Charter School
Math: 45% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
2525 Wonder Way
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-0000
Grades: K-8
| 407 students
Rank: #1515.
John J Blair Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
416 Edgewater Club Road
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 350-2045
Grades: K-5
| 581 students
Rank: #1616.
Murrayville Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
225 Mabee Way
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 790-5067
Grades: K-5
| 685 students
Rank: #1717.
Myrtle Grove Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
901 Piner Rd
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 350-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 736 students
Rank: #1818.
Edwin A Anderson Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
455 Halyburton Memorial Parkwa
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 798-3311
Grades: K-5
| 686 students
Rank: #1919.
Emma B Trask Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2900 N College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 350-2142
Grades: 6-8
| 732 students
Rank: #2020.
Island Montessori Charter School
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6339 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 795-4860
Grades: K-8
| 205 students
Rank: #2121.
Pine Valley Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
440 John S Mosby Dr
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-2121
Grades: K-5
| 612 students
Rank: #2222.
Bradley Creek Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
6211 Greenville Loop
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 350-2051
Grades: K-5
| 423 students
Rank: #2323.
Winter Park Model Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
204 S Macmillan Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2159
Grades: K-5
| 330 students
Rank: #2424.
New Hanover High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1307 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,571 students
Rank: #2525.
Career Readiness Academy At Mosley Plc
Alternative School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3702 Princess Place Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 251-6161
Grades: 6-12
| 110 students
Rank: #2626.
Mary C Williams Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
801 Silver Lake Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-2150
Grades: K-5
| 476 students
Rank: #2727.
The International School At Gregory
Magnet School
Math: 32% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1106 Ann St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-6185
Grades: K-7
| 508 students
Rank: #2828.
Coastal Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 20% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1135 Pandion Dr
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 839-0012
Grades: K-6
| 511 students
Rank: #2929.
Girls Leadership Academy Of Wilmington
Charter School
Math: 16% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
606 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28406
(910) 338-5258
Grades: 6-7
| 200 students
Rank: #3030.
Edwin A Alderman Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2025 Independence Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-2031
Grades: K-5
| 287 students
Rank: #3131.
Douglass Academy
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
507 N 6th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-1976
Grades: K-5
| 179 students
Rank: #3232.
Sunset Park Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
613 Alabama Ave
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 815-6948
Grades: K-5
| 389 students
Rank: #3333.
Wilmington Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
134 Cinema Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 799-6776
Grades: K-8
| 142 students
Rank: #3434.
Wrightsboro Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2716 Castle Hayne Rd
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 815-6909
Grades: PK-5
| 609 students
Rank: #3535.
Williston Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
401 S 10th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 815-6906
Grades: 6-8
| 665 students
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Wilmington, North Carolina Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
813 Nixon St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-6150
Grades: 6-8
| 206 students
1100 Mcrae St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-6155
Grades: K-5
| 130 students

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