Top 10 Best Public Middle Schools in North Carolina (2024)

The top ranked public middle schools in North Carolina are Brown Summit Middle School, Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy and Quest Academy. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public middle schools are Waxhaw, Morrisville and Wake Forest.
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 51%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 50%.

Top Ranked Public Middle Schools in North Carolina (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Brown Summit Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
4720 Nc Highway 150 East
Browns Summit, NC 27214
(336) 656-0432
Rank: #22.
Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
Charter School
(Math: 98% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 98% (Top 1%)
Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
5225 Seventy-seven Center Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 503-1112
Rank: #33.
Quest Academy
Charter School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
10908 Strickland Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 841-0441
Rank: #44.
Marvin Ridge Middle School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 93% (Top 1%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
2831 Crane Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1510
Rank: #55.
The Brawley School
(Math: 94% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
132 Swift Arrow Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117
(704) 892-4711
Rank: #66.
Weddington Middle School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
5903 Deal Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 296-6318
Rank: #77.
Mills Park Middle School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
441 Mills Park Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 466-1500
Rank: #88.
Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-13
567 East Hargett St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 664-5644
Rank: #99.
Magellan Charter
Charter School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: 3-8
9324 Baileywick Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 844-0277
Rank: #1010.
Lake Norman Charter
Charter School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 90% (Top 5%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-12
12435 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 948-8600
Rank: #1111.
Oakwood School Ib School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
321 Clegg Street
Statesville, NC 28677
(704) 873-7354
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Davis Drive Middle School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
2101 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-3033
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Pine Lake Preparatory
Charter School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 86% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-12
104 Yellow Wood Circle
Mooresville, NC 28115
(704) 237-5304
Rank: #1414.
Greensboro Academy
Charter School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 88% (Top 5%)
Reading: 82% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-8
4049 Battleground Ave
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 286-8404
Rank: #1515.
Triangle Math And Science Academy
Charter School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 82% (Top 10%)
Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-12
312 Gregson Dr.
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 388-0077
Rank: #1616.
Peak Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
1601 Orchard Villas Ave
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 377-1552
Rank: #1717.
Jay M. Robinson Middle School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 89% (Top 5%)
Reading: 77% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
5925 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-6944
Rank: #1818.
The Expedition School
Charter School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 83% (Top 10%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
437 Dimmocks Mill Rd Ste 33
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 245-8432
Rank: #1919.
Southeastern Academy
Charter School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-8
12251 Nc Hwy 41 North
Lumberton, NC 28358
(910) 738-7828
Rank: #2020.
Roxboro Community School
Charter School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 83% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-12
115 Lake Drive
Roxboro, NC 27573
(336) 597-0020
Rank: #2121.
Franklin Academy
Charter School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 79% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-12
1127 Chalk Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 570-8262
Rank: #2222.
Harris Road Middle School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 82% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
1251 Patriot Blvd
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 260-6470
Rank: #2323.
Endeavor Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 78% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-8
4879 One World Way
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 848-0333
Rank: #2424.
Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-13
301 Ashe Avenue, Governor More
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 508-9088
Rank: #2525.
Rea Farms Steam Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 77% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-8
11532 Golf Links Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-0723
Rank: #2626.
Cuthbertson Middle School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 82% (Top 10%)
Reading: 79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
1520 Cuthbertson Rd
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 296-0107
Rank: #2727.
Wayne School Of Engineering
(Math: 82% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 82% (Top 10%)
Reading: 78% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-13
700 N Herman St
Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 734-0070
Rank: #2828.
Community School Of Davidson
Charter School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 83% (Top 10%)
Reading: 77% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-12
404 Armour Street
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 897-8061
Rank: #2929.
Thomas Jefferson Class Academy
Charter School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 82% (Top 10%)
Reading: 77% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-12
2527 Us 221a Hwy
Mooresboro, NC 28114
(828) 657-9998
Rank: #3030.
Community House Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 81% (Top 10%)
Reading: 79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
9500 Community House Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
(980) 343-0689
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Nc Leadership Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 80% (Top 10%)
Reading: 81% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-12
4353 High Point Rd
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 992-2710
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Summerfield Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 81% (Top 10%)
Reading: 78% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-8
5303 Hwy 220 N
Summerfield, NC 27358
(336) 643-1974
Rank: #3333.
Woods Charter
Charter School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 78% (Top 10%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-12
160 Woodland Grove Ln
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 960-8353
Rank: #3434.
Gray Stone Day
Charter School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 80% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-12
49464 Merner Terrace
Misenheimer, NC 28109
(704) 463-0567
Rank: #3535.
Eno River Academy
Charter School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-12
1212 Nc Highway 57 North
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 644-6272
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