For some, high school years are the best years of their life while for others, those four years are merely just a stepping stone to get through in order to get to the other side. For some, that other side after high school is college and some institutions have a higher rate of post-grad success than others.
U.S. News reviewed nearly 24,000 public high schools across the country and ranked the best in each state using factors such as college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, graduation rate, etc. According to the report they did, North Carolina has 654 high schools across 183 districts, with 30,793 full-time teachers and over 500,000 students enrolled.
The top 25 are…
- The Early College at Guilford, in Greensboro
- Raleigh Charter High School, in Raleigh
- STEM Early College at N.C. A&T, in Greensboro
- Woods Charter, in Chapel Hill
- Philip J. Weaver Ed Center, in Greensboro
- Wake NCSU STEM Early College High School, in Raleigh
- Thomas Jefferson Class Academy, in Mooresboro
- Highland School of Technology, in Gastonia
- Penn-Griffin Schools, in High Point
- East Chapel Hill High, in Chapel Hill
- Lake Norman Charter, Huntersville
- Central Academy of Technology and Arts, in Monroe
- Marvin Ridge High, in Waxhaw
- Panther Creek High, in Cary
- Ardrey Kell High, in Charlotte
- Weddington High, in Matthews
- Pine Lake Preparatory, in Mooresville
- Providence High, in Charlotte
- Chapel Hill High, in Chapel Hill
- The Hawbridge School, in Saxapahaw
- Discovery High School, in Newton
- Green Hope High, in Cary
- Henderson Collegiate, in Henderson
- Gray Stone Day, in Misenheimer
- School of Inquiry and Life Sciences, in Asheville
Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina I graduated from Wakefield High School so I was super curious to see how my high school did in this report. Before looking at the report, I would rate my time there pretty high in regards to academics. I remember having great teachers, great staff, and feeling really prepared when I went to college.
I spent my freshman year of college and UNC Charlotte and then transferred/graduated from NC State. After looking at the report, my high school ranked 162nd within North Carolina and #5,821 in the national rankings – with an overall score of 67.4 out of 100. Woah!
SOURCE: US News