Top 10 Best Wilson County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 30 public schools serving 13,028 students in Wilson County, NC. Wilson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Wilson County, NC are Wilson Early College Academy, Rock Ridge Elementary School and New Hope Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Wilson County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Wilson County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 54% (majority Black).

Best Wilson County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wilson Early College Academy
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
902 Herring St
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 246-1418
Grades: 9-13
| 230 students
Rank: #22.
Rock Ridge Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6605 Rock Ridge School Rd
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7955
Grades: K-5
| 460 students
Rank: #33.
New Hope Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4826 Packhouse Rd
Wilson, NC 27896
(252) 399-7950
Grades: K-5
| 430 students
Rank: #44.
Wilson Academy Of Applied Technology
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4510 Old Stantonsburg Rd
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 265-4038
Grades: 9-13
| 173 students
Rank: #55.
Lucama Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6260 Blalock Road
Lucama, NC 27851
(252) 239-1257
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: #66.
Springfield Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5551 Wiggins Mill Rd
Lucama, NC 27851
(252) 239-1347
Grades: 6-8
| 471 students
Rank: #77.
Wilson Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 41% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2755 Tilghman Rd N
Wilson, NC 27894
(252) 294-2533
Grades: K-12
| 941 students
Rank: #88.
Forest Hills Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1210 Forest Hills
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7913
Grades: 6-8
| 492 students
Rank: #99.
Vinson-bynum Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1601 Tarboro St Sw
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7981
Grades: K-5
| 362 students
Rank: #1010.
Sallie B Howard School
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1004 Herring Avenue
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 293-4150
Grades: K-10
| 1,096 students
Rank: #1111.
Gardners Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5404 Nc 42 Hwy E
Elm City, NC 27822
(252) 399-7920
Grades: K-5
| 227 students
Rank: #1212.
Elm City Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
215 E Church St
Elm City, NC 27822
(252) 236-4148
Grades: 6-8
| 447 students
Rank: #1313.
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5544 Lake Wilson Rd
Elm City, NC 27822
(252) 236-4574
Grades: K-5
| 361 students
Rank: #1414.
Fike High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 Harrison Dr N
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7905
Grades: 9-12
| 1,093 students
Rank: #1515.
Coopers Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6833 Nc Highway 58
Elm City, NC 27822
(252) 937-9035
Grades: PK-5
| 539 students
Rank: #1616.
James Hunt High School
Math: 30% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4559 Lamm Rd
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7930
Grades: 9-12
| 1,101 students
Rank: #1717.
Stantonsburg Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
409 S Main St
Stantonsburg, NC 27883
(252) 238-3639
Grades: K-5
| 168 students
Rank: #1818.
Lee Woodard Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
103 Church St
Black Creek, NC 27813
(252) 399-7940
Grades: K-5
| 180 students
Rank: #1919.
Beddingfield High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4510 Old Stantonsburg Rd
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7880
Grades: 9-12
| 772 students
Rank: #2020.
Speight Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5514 Old Stantonsburg Road
Stantonsburg, NC 27883
(252) 238-3983
Grades: 6-8
| 334 students
Rank: #2121.
Wells Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Grove St N
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7986
Grades: K-5
| 281 students
Rank: #2222.
John W Jones Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4028 Highway 42 West
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 265-4020
Grades: PK-5
| 463 students
Rank: #2323.
Toisnot Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 Corbett Ave N
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7973
Grades: 6-8
| 415 students
Rank: #2424.
Charles H Darden Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1665 Lipscomb Road
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 206-4973
Grades: 6-8
| 314 students
Rank: #2525.
Winstead Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1713 Downing St Sw
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7990
Grades: K-5
| 287 students
Rank: #2626.
Vick Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
504 N Carroll Street
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7886
Grades: PK-5
| 268 students
Rank: #2727.
Eastern Nc School For The Deaf
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1311 Hwy 301 South
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 237-2450
Grades: K-12
| 44 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
B O Barnes Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1913 Martin L King Parkway
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7875
Grades: K-5
| 282 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Margaret Hearne Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
300 W Gold St
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7925
Grades: PK-5
| 351 students
Rank: #3030.
Milton M Daniels Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
723 Elvie Street
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7900
Grades: 3-12
| 76 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Wilson County, NC

Wilson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
639 East Walnut Street
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7870
Grades: 3-12
| 95 students
1311 Us Hwy 301 South
Wilson, NC 27894
(252) 237-2450
Grades: K-12
| n/a students

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