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2023 Best High Schools in the Raleigh Area

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  1. #2 Best Private High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Durham Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DURHAM, NC,

    PK, K-12,

    101 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We are blown away by the quality of teachers at DA. Our kids have experience middle and upper school at DA and they are always sharing what they are learning about with great enthusiasm. Even in....

    Read 101 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,237,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Raleigh Charter High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    9-12,

    198 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My years at Raleigh Charter have allowed me to grow as an individual and as a intellectual. Although Raleigh Charter’s academic rigor is challenging, it enables the student to have a well-rounded...The only thing I would change about Raleigh Charter is the diversity. If there were more minorities whether teachers are students, there would be more perspectives to take from. Nonetheless, the....

    Read 198 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 569,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Ravenscroft School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    PK, K-12,

    124 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We originally considered making the change from public to private school for our girls because we knew would eventually have 3 kids in 3 schools on 3 schedules (year round & traditional). We thought....

    Read 124 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,232,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  4. #3 Best Public High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Green Hope High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    480 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Green Hope High School offers a variety of classes, at the honors, academic, and AP level. There are also many clubs available. At Green Hope, there are also many opportunities for free tutoring....

    Read 480 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,247,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  5. #5 Best Public High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Panther Creek High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    536 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Panther Creek is a very diverse high school with a friendly environment.I met some of the kindest and most involved teachers here. On the other hand, there are some uninterested, hot tempered...Something that I cannot dismiss is the variety of clubs and sports that Panther Creek has to offer. There is a club for almost anything at this school. From Chinese Yo-Yo club to the Muslim Student...Overall Panther Creek is a good High school to attend!.

    Read 536 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,470,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  6. #6 Best Public High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Chapel Hill High School

    Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    243 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Chapel Hill High School is an amazing school. There are so many opportunities for people with all types of different interests. Although the school culture can be quite competitive, the dynamic....

    Read 243 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,526,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  7. #8 Best Public High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    41 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from STEM last May, and let me tell you, these 4 years were some of the best years of my life.I met my best friends at this school - the tight-knit community of your class (~50-60 students) allows you to form friendships that will last a lifetime.I have also had the wonderful opportunity to be taught by some of the kindest teachers I've ever had - I can truthfully say that both the faculty and administration at this school care about you and...The workload was tough - as it is with any Early College. But the students, faculty and administration made it all bearable. Go STEM! So proud to be an alum..

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 256,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  8. #7 Best Private High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Saint Mary's School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    9-12,

    31 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says As my daughters prepare to graduate this May, I can't say enough about Saint Mary's School. SMS has been an exceptional experience for my two girls (twins). The level of engagement, community,....

    Read 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 309,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  9. #9 Best Private High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Cary Christian School

    Private School,

    CARY, NC,

    K-12,

    75 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have been with CCS since our oldest started Kindergarten and she is now in 3rd grade. We are so thankful for this school. Our own private school experience growing up wasn't great but CCS blows....

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 785,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  10. #14 Best Public High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Triangle Math & Science Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CARY, NC,

    K-12,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, fairly good school. Good academics (offers all non-obscure APs in HS) with strong teachers in all your core classes. More flexibility than most schools, very accommodating of students charting their own course through...It's a smaller STEM school, so sports are middling. You'd think the clubs would be strong, and they can be, but only when students or parents take initiative/leadership and take over the club. When...The schools weakest point is admin, which seems to be quite bad. Teacher management is bad: I've seen teachers dealing with unreasonable/confusing demands, and more than one leave because of it. Perhaps the biggest manifestation of this is that the school is currently too small for how many students it has. A second school has been promised for years and is needed..

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 946,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

  11. #15 Best Public High Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Durham School of the Arts

    Blue checkmark.

    Durham Public Schools, NC,

    6-12,

    254 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Durham School of the Arts (DSA) is the place that molded me into the person that I am today. The rigorous academics, exceptional teachers, diverse student body, excellent art programs and caring....

    Read 254 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,869,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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