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For the 2021 school year, there are 29 public schools serving 13,305 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 Rock Ridge Elementary School, New Hope Elementary School and Lucama 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 41% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 47% 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 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Wilson County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Rock Ridge Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6605 Rock Ridge School Rd
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7955

    Grades: K-5 | 504 students
  • Rank: #22.
    New Hope Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4826 Packhouse Rd
    Wilson, NC 27896
    (252) 399-7950

    Grades: K-5 | 523 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Lucama Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6260 Blalock Road
    Lucama, NC 27851
    (252) 239-1257

    Grades: K-5 | 452 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Wilson Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 54% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2755 Tilghman Rd N
    Wilson, NC 27894
    (252) 294-2533

    Grades: K-11 | 696 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Elm City Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5544 Lake Wilson Rd
    Elm City, NC 27822
    (252) 236-4574

    Grades: K-5 | 429 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Springfield Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    5551 Wiggins Mill Rd
    Lucama, NC 27851
    (252) 239-1347

    Grades: 6-8 | 482 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Vinson-bynum Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1601 Tarboro St Sw
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7981

    Grades: K-5 | 368 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Wilson Early College Academy Math: ≤5% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    902 Herring St
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 246-1418

    Grades: 9-13 | 274 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Elm City Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    215 E Church St
    Elm City, NC 27822
    (252) 236-4148

    Grades: 6-8 | 419 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Lee Woodard Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    103 Church St
    Black Creek, NC 27813
    (252) 399-7940

    Grades: K-5 | 197 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Sallie B Howard School Charter School
    Math: 49% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1004 Herring Avenue
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 293-4150

    Grades: K-8 | 1,008 student
  • Rank: #1212.
    Gardners Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5404 Nc 42 Hwy E
    Elm City, NC 27822
    (252) 399-7920

    Grades: K-5 | 254 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Wells Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1400 Grove St N
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7986

    Grades: K-5 | 421 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Speight Middle School Math: 33% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5514 Old Stantonsburg Road
    Stantonsburg, NC 27883
    (252) 238-3983

    Grades: 6-8 | 346 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    John W Jones Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4028 Highway 42 West
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 265-4020

    Grades: PK-5 | 593 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Stantonsburg Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    409 S Main St
    Stantonsburg, NC 27883
    (252) 238-3639

    Grades: K-5 | 207 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Toisnot Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1301 Corbett Ave N
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7973

    Grades: 6-8 | 409 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Winstead Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1713 Downing St Sw
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7990

    Grades: K-5 | 315 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Margaret Hearne Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 W Gold St
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7925

    Grades: K-5 | 424 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    James Hunt High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4559 Lamm Rd
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7930

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,284 student
  • Rank: #2121.
    Fike High School Math: ≤1% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    500 Harrison Dr N
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7905

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,217 student
  • Rank: #2222.
    Charles H Darden Middle School Math: 26% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1665 Lipscomb Road
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 206-4973

    Grades: 6-8 | 301 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Vick Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    504 N Carroll Street
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7886

    Grades: PK-5 | 322 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    B O Barnes Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1913 Martin L King Parkway
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7875

    Grades: K-5 | 365 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Beddingfield High School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4510 Old Stantonsburg Rd
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 399-7880

    Grades: 9-12 | 803 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    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: #2727.
    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 | 95 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.720 N Fairview Rd
    Rocky Mount, NC 27801
    (252) 462-2005

    Grades: PK-2 | 434 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Wilson Academy Of Applied Technology Reading: 50-59%
    4510 Old Stantonsburg Rd
    Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 265-4038

    Grades: 9-10 | 92 students
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