Top 10 Best Public High Schools in North Carolina (2022)

The top ranked public high schools in North Carolina state are listed below (2022).
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in North Carolina is 42%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 46%.
The top ranked public high schools in North Carolina are Nesbitt Discovery Academy, Early College Of Forsyth Co and Highland Sch Of Technology. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public high schools are Waxhaw, Morrisville and Holly Springs.

Top Ranked Public High Schools in North Carolina (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Nesbitt Discovery Academy
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
175 Bingham Rd Ste 10
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 271-4521
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Early College Of Forsyth Co
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2100 Silas Creek Prky
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 757-3290
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Highland Sch Of Technology
Magnet School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1600 N Morris Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 810-8816
Rank: #44.
Wake Early College Of Health And Science
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
2901 Holston Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 212-5800
Rank: #5 - 95. - 9.
Collaborative College For Technology
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
500 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
(704) 978-5450
Rank: #5 - 95. - 9.
Early College At Guilford
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
5608 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 316-2860
Rank: #5 - 95. - 9.
Haywood Early College
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 565-4000
Rank: #5 - 95. - 9.
Stem Early College @ Nc A&t Su
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
402 Laurel Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
(336) 370-8580
Rank: #5 - 95. - 9.
Wake Stem Early College High School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
715 Barbour Dr
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 515-2255
Rank: #1010.
Central Academy Of Technology And Arts
Math: 94% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
600 Brewer Dr
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 296-3088
Rank: #1111.
Raleigh Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1307 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 715-1155
Rank: #1212.
Marvin Ridge High School
Math: 93% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 93% (Top 1%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
2825 Crane Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1520
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Brunswick County Early College
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
50 College Road Ne
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 754-8565
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Isaac M Bear Early College High School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
630 Macmillan Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 350-1387
Rank: #1515.
Providence High School
Math: 91% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1800 Pineville-matthews Rd
Charlotte, NC 28270
(980) 343-5390
Rank: #16 - 2016. - 20.
Abss Early College At Acc
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253
(336) 506-4001
Rank: #16 - 2016. - 20.
Davie County Early College High School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
1211 Salisbury Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
(336) 753-0888
Rank: #16 - 2016. - 20.
Henderson County Early College
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
300 East Campus Way
Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 697-4561
Rank: #16 - 2016. - 20.
Montgomery County Early College
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
1011 Page St
Troy, NC 27371
(910) 898-9690
Rank: #16 - 2016. - 20.
Yadkin Early College
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
1001 College Drive
Yadkinville, NC 27055
(336) 386-3579
Rank: #2121.
J D Clement Early College High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1801 Fayetteville Street, Nccu
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-2696
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Gaston Early College High School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
Gaston College Lena Sue Beam B
Dallas, NC 28034
(704) 922-2405
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Granville Early College High School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
1552 South Campus Dr
Creedmoor, NC 27522
(919) 528-5583
Rank: #22 - 2422. - 24.
Pender Early College High School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7925
Rank: #2525.
Caldwell Early College
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
2859 Hickory Blvd Sw
Hudson, NC 28638
(828) 759-4636
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Beaufort Co Early College High School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
5337 Hwy 264 East, Building 10
Washington, NC 27889
(252) 940-6227
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Crossroads Arts Sciences Early College
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
476 N Center St
Statesville, NC 28677
(704) 978-0034
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Psrc Early College At Rcc
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
5160 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28360
(910) 737-5232
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Wilkes Early College High School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
1328 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(336) 838-6247
Rank: #3030.
Weddington High School
Math: 87% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 87% (Top 5%)
Reading: 84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
4901 Monroe-weddington Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 296-6319
Rank: #3131.
Ardrey Kell High School
Math: 88% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 88% (Top 5%)
Reading: 82% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
10220 Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-0860
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Pcs Early College High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
Pitt Community College, 1959 W
Greenville, NC 27835
(252) 493-7821
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Philip J Weaver Ed Center
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
300 South Spring Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 370-8282
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Randolph Early College High School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-13
629 Industrial Park Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27205
(336) 625-1137
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Richmond Early College High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-13
1042 W Hamlet Ave
Hamlet, NC 28345
(910) 410-1922
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