Top 10 Best Public Preschools in North Carolina (2022)

The top ranked public preschools 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 preschools in North Carolina are Weddington Elementary School, Marvin Elementary School and Mills Park Elementary School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public preschools are Waxhaw, Morrisville and Holly Springs.

Top Ranked Public Preschools in North Carolina (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Weddington Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
3927 Twelve Mile Creek Road
Matthews, NC 28104
(704) 849-7238
Rank: #22.
Marvin Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85% (Top 5%)
Reading: 79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
9700 Marvin School Rd
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 296-6357
Rank: #33.
Mills Park Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 81% (Top 5%)
Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
509 Mills Park Dr
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 466-1466
Rank: #44.
Highcroft Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 83% (Top 5%)
Reading: 78% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
5415 Highcroft Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 460-3527
Rank: #55.
Sherwood Forest Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
Math: 81% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
1055 Yorkshire Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 774-4646
Rank: #66.
Green Hope Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 82% (Top 5%)
Reading: 78% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
2700 Louis Stephens Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 388-5270
Rank: #77.
Rocky River Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-3
483 Rocky River Rd
Mooresville, NC 28115
(704) 658-2740
Rank: #88.
New Town Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 81% (Top 5%)
Reading: 77% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
1100 Waxhaw-indian Tr. Rd.
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1525
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Sandy Ridge Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80% (Top 5%)
Reading: 78% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
10101 Waxhaw Manor Drive
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1505
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
White Oak Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80% (Top 5%)
Reading: 78% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
1512 White Oak Church Rd
Apex, NC 27523
(919) 694-0202
Rank: #1111.
Meadowlark Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 76% (Top 5%)
Reading: 78% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
401 Meadowlark Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4208
Rank: #1212.
Kensington Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
8701 Kensington Drive
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 290-1500
Rank: #1313.
Oak Ridge Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 76% (Top 5%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
2050 Oak Ridge Road
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
(336) 643-8410
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Cedar Fork Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75% (Top 5%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1050 Town Hall Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 388-5240
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Rock Springs Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75% (Top 5%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
3633 Hwy 16 N
Denver, NC 28037
(704) 483-2281
Rank: #1616.
Southwest Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75% (Top 5%)
Reading: 72% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1631 Southwest School Drive
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 703-4195
Rank: #1717.
Whitaker Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
2600 Buena Vista Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 703-6740
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Olive Chapel Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
Math: 73% (Top 10%)
Reading: 74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1751 Olive Chapel Road
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 387-4440
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Sycamore Creek Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 73% (Top 10%)
Reading: 74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
10921 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 841-4333
Rank: #2020.
Holly Springs Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 72% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
401 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 557-2660
Rank: #2121.
Seawell Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 72% (Top 10%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
9115 Seawell School Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 967-4343
Rank: #2222.
Clement Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
3220 Maxwell Rd
Autryville, NC 28318
(910) 567-2112
Rank: #2323.
Lewisville Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 71% (Top 10%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
150 Lucy Lane
Lewisville, NC 27023
(336) 703-4224
Rank: #2424.
Grandy Primary
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-3
175 Nc Hwy 343 North
Camden, NC 27921
(252) 331-4838
Rank: #2525.
Clemmons Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
6200 Bingham Avenue
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 703-4210
Rank: #2626.
Scotts Ridge Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 72% (Top 10%)
Reading: 71% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
6601 Apex Barbecue Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 694-0300
Rank: #2727.
Rashkis Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 76% (Top 5%)
Reading: 67% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
601 Meadowmont Ln
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 918-2160
Rank: #2828.
Holly Ridge Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 69% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
900 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1300
Rank: #2929.
Sterling Montessori Academy
Charter School
Math: 64% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
202 Treybrooke Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 462-8889
Rank: #3030.
Jones Dairy Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 74% (Top 10%)
Reading: 68% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1100 Jones Dairy Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-6181
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Blowing Rock Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 70% (Top 10%)
Reading: 69% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-8
165 Morris Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-3204
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Holly Grove Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 70% (Top 10%)
Reading: 69% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1451 Avent Ferry Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1700
Rank: #3333.
Topsail Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 67% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
17385 Us Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
(910) 270-1977
Rank: #3434.
Pleasant Union Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 69% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1900 Pleasant Union Church Roa
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 870-4230
Rank: #3535.
Vienna Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 66% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1975 Chickasha Road
Pfafftown, NC 27040
(336) 703-4178
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