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The top ranked public schools in North Carolina state are listed below (2021).
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 schools in North Carolina are Nesbitt Discovery Academy, Early College Of Forsyth Co and Highland School Of Technology. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Morrisville, Waxhaw and Holly Springs.

Top Ranked Public High Schools in North Carolina (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Nesbitt Discovery AcademyMath: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12175 Bingham Rd Ste 10
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828) 271-4521

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Early College Of Forsyth CoMath: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-122100 Silas Creek Prky
    Winston SalemNC 27103
    (336) 757-3290

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Highland School Of TechnologyMagnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121600 N Morris Street
    GastoniaNC 28052
    (704) 810-8816

  • Rank: #44.
    Wake Early College Of Health And ScienceMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-132901 Holston Lane
    RaleighNC 27610
    (919) 212-5800

  • Rank: #5-95.-9.
    Collaborative College For TechnologyMath: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-13500 West Broad Street
    StatesvilleNC 28677
    (704) 978-5450

  • Rank: #5-95.-9.
    Early College At GuilfordMath: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-125608 West Friendly Avenue
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336) 316-2860

  • Rank: #5-95.-9.
    Haywood Early CollegeMath: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-13185 Freedlander Drive
    ClydeNC 28721
    (828) 565-4000

  • Rank: #5-95.-9.
    Stem Early College @ Nc A&t SuMath: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12402 Laurel Street
    GreensboroNC 27411
    (336) 370-8580

  • Rank: #5-95.-9.
    Wake Stem Early College High SchoolMath: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-13715 Barbour Dr
    RaleighNC 27603
    (919) 515-2255

  • Rank: #1010.
    Central Academy Of Technology And ArtsMath: 94% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 94% (Top 1%) Reading: 89% (Top 1%)Math: 94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12600 Brewer Dr
    MonroeNC 28112
    (704) 296-3088

  • Rank: #1111.
    Raleigh Charter High SchoolCharter School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121307 Glenwood Avenue
    RaleighNC 27605
    (919) 715-1155

  • Rank: #1212.
    Marvin Ridge High SchoolMath: 93% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 86% (Top 5%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-122825 Crane Road
    WaxhawNC 28173
    (704) 290-1520

  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Brunswick County Early CollegeMath: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1350 College Road Ne
    SupplyNC 28462
    (910) 754-8565

  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Isaac M Bear Early College High SchoolMath: ≥90% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12630 Macmillan Avenue
    WilmingtonNC 28403
    (910) 350-1387

  • Rank: #1515.
    Providence High SchoolMath: 91% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 91% (Top 1%) Reading: 85% (Top 5%)Math: 91% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-121800 Pineville-matthews Rd
    CharlotteNC 28270
    (980) 343-5390

  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    Alamance-burlington Middle/early CollegeMath: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-131247 Jimmie Kerr Road
    GrahamNC 27253
    (336) 506-4001

  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    Davie County Early College High SchoolMath: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-131211 Salisbury Road
    MocksvilleNC 27028
    (336) 753-0888

  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    Henderson County Early CollegeMath: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-13Dr. Molly Parkhill Building, 3
    Flat RockNC 28731
    (828) 697-4561

  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    Montgomery County Early CollegeVocational School
    Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-101011 Page St
    TroyNC 27371
    (910) 898-8690

  • Rank: #16-2016.- 20.
    Yadkin Early CollegeMath: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-131001 College Drive
    YadkinvilleNC 27055
    (336) 386-3579

  • Rank: #2121.
    J D Clement Early College High SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121801 Fayetteville Street, Nccu
    DurhamNC 27707
    (919) 560-2696

  • Rank: #22-2422.- 24.
    Gaston Early College High SchoolMath: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-89% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-13Gaston College Lena Sue Beam B
    DallasNC 28034
    (704) 922-2405

  • Rank: #22-2422.- 24.
    Granville Early College High SchoolMath: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-89% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-131552 South Campus Dr
    CreedmoorNC 27522
    (919) 528-5583

  • Rank: #22-2422.- 24.
    Pender Early College High SchoolMath: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-89% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-13100 East Industrial Drive
    BurgawNC 28425
    (910) 362-7925

  • Rank: #2525.
    Caldwell Early CollegeMath: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-84% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-132859 Hickory Blvd Sw
    HudsonNC 28638
    (828) 759-4636

  • Rank: #26-2926.- 29.
    Beaufort County Early College High SchoolMath: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-135337 Hwy 264 East
    WashingtonNC 27889
    (252) 940-6461

  • Rank: #26-2926.- 29.
    Crossroads Arts Sciences Early CollegeMath: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-13476 N Center St
    StatesvilleNC 28677
    (704) 978-0034

  • Rank: #26-2926.- 29.
    Psrc Early College At RccMath: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-135160 Fayetteville Road
    LumbertonNC 28360
    (910) 737-5232

  • Rank: #26-2926.- 29.
    Wilkes Early College High SchoolMath: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)Math: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-131328 S Collegiate Dr
    WilkesboroNC 28697
    (336) 838-6247

  • Rank: #3030.
    Weddington High SchoolMath: 87% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 87% (Top 5%) Reading: 84% (Top 5%)Math: 87% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 84% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-124901 Monroe-weddington Road
    MatthewsNC 28104
    (704) 708-5530

  • Rank: #3131.
    Ardrey Kell High SchoolMath: 88% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 88% (Top 5%) Reading: 82% (Top 5%)Math: 88% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 82% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-1210220 Ardrey Kell Rd
    CharlotteNC 28277
    (980) 343-0860

  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    Early College High SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-11Pitt Community College, 1959 W
    GreenvilleNC 27835
    (252) 493-7821

  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    Philip J Weaver Ed CenterMagnet School
    Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-84% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12300 South Spring Street
    GreensboroNC 27401
    (336) 370-8282

  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    Randolph Early College High SchoolMath: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 80-84% (Top 5%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-13629 Industrial Park Avenue
    AsheboroNC 27205
    (336) 625-1137

  • Rank: #32-3632.- 36.
    Richmond Early College High SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-131042 W Hamlet Ave
    HamletNC 28345
    (910) 410-1922

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