Top 10 Best Wilson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 31 public schools serving 12,997 students in Wilson County, NC (there are 6 private schools, serving 1,356 private students). 91% of all K-12 students in Wilson County, NC are educated in public schools (compared to the NC state average of 92%).
The top ranked public schools in Wilson County, NC are Wilson Early College Academy, Rock Ridge 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 49% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in Wilson County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Wilson County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wilson Early College Academy
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
902 Herring St
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 246-1418
Grades: 9-13
| 208 students
Rank: #22.
Rock Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6605 Rock Ridge School Rd
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7955
Grades: K-5
| 447 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Lucama Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6260 Blalock Road
Lucama, NC 27851
(252) 239-1257
Grades: K-5
| 352 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
New Hope Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4826 Packhouse Rd
Wilson, NC 27896
(252) 399-7950
Grades: K-5
| 430 students
Rank: #55.
Wilson Of Applied Technology
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4510 Old Stantonsburg Rd
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 265-4038
Grades: 9-13
| 175 students
Rank: #66.
Wilson Of Virtual Education
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
117 Ne Tarboro St
Wilson, NC 27894
(252) 399-7700
Grades: 3-12
| 104 students
Rank: #77.
Gardners Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5404 Nc 42 Hwy E
Elm City, NC 27822
(252) 399-7920
Grades: K-5
| 223 students
Rank: #88.
Sallie B Howard School
Charter School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1004 Herring Avenue E
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 293-4150
Grades: K-11
| 1,079 students
Rank: #99.
Elm City Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
215 E Church St
Elm City, NC 27822
(252) 236-4148
Grades: 6-8
| 421 students
Rank: #1010.
Springfield Middle School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5551 Wiggins Mill Rd
Lucama, NC 27851
(252) 239-1347
Grades: 6-8
| 452 students
Rank: #1111.
Coopers Elementary School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6833 Nc Highway 58
Elm City, NC 27822
(252) 937-9035
Grades: PK-5
| 562 students
Rank: #1212.
James Hunt High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4559 Lamm Rd
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7930
Grades: 9-12
| 1,065 students
Rank: #1313.
Wells Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1400 Grove St N
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7986
Grades: K-5
| 278 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5544 Lake Wilson Rd
Elm City, NC 27822
(252) 236-4574
Grades: K-5
| 356 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Vinson-bynum Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1601 Tarboro St Sw
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7981
Grades: K-5
| 382 students
Rank: #1616.
Beddingfield High School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4510 Old Stantonsburg Rd
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7880
Grades: 9-12
| 717 students
Rank: #1717.
Wilson Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2755 Tilghman Rd N
Wilson, NC 27894
(252) 294-2533
Grades: K-12
| 956 students
Rank: #1818.
Stantonsburg Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
409 S Main St
Stantonsburg, NC 27883
(252) 238-3639
Grades: K-5
| 195 students
Rank: #1919.
Fike High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Harrison Dr N
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7905
Grades: 9-12
| 1,030 students
Rank: #2020.
Forest Hills Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1210 Forest Hills
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7913
Grades: 6-8
| 455 students
Rank: #2121.
John W Jones Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4028 Highway 42 West
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 265-4020
Grades: PK-5
| 581 students
Rank: #2222.
Speight Middle School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5514 Old Stantonsburg Road
Stantonsburg, NC 27883
(252) 238-3983
Grades: 6-8
| 310 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Lee Woodard Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
103 Church St
Black Creek, NC 27813
(252) 399-7940
Grades: K-5
| 149 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Winstead Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1713 Downing St Sw
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7990
Grades: K-5
| 327 students
Rank: #2525.
B O Barnes Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1913 Martin L King Parkway
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7875
Grades: K-5
| 290 students
Rank: #2626.
Toisnot Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 Corbett Ave N
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7973
Grades: 6-8
| 377 students
Rank: #2727.
Margaret Hearne Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
300 W Gold St
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7925
Grades: PK-5
| 379 students
Rank: #2828.
Charles H Darden Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1665 Lipscomb Road
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 206-4973
Grades: 6-8
| 318 students
Rank: #2929.
Eastern Nc School For The Deaf
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1311 Hwy 301 South
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 237-2450
Grades: K-12
| 46 students
Rank: #3030.
Vick Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
504 N Carroll Street
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7886
Grades: PK-5
| 267 students
Rank: #3131.
Milton M Daniels Learning Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
723 Elvie Street
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 399-7900
Grades: 3-12
| 66 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Wilson County, NC?
The top ranked public schools in Wilson County, NC include Wilson Early College Academy, Rock Ridge Elementary School and Lucama Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Wilson County, NC?
31 public schools are located in Wilson County, NC.
What percentage of students in Wilson County, NC go to public school?
91% of all K-12 students in Wilson County, NC are educated in public schools (compared to the NC state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Wilson County, NC?
Wilson County, NC public schools minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public schools average of 55% (majority Black).

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