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2023 Best middle schools in the Raleigh Area

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  1. #1 Best Private K-12 Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Durham Academy

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    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 Private K-12 Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Ravenscroft School

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    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,

  3. #7 Best Private K-12 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,

  4. #5 Best Public Middle Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Exploris Middle School

    Public School,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    K-8,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have had a fantastic experience at Exploris. We had two kids start when they expanded to elementary in 2014 and my youngest was lucky enough to start there in K. My oldest has since moved on to...The curriculum is project or theme based, so that content is linked to real life, particularly in the middle school. My kids have done great academically, but we've really enjoyed the "whole child"...If you're looking for a ton of sports, Exploris is not for you, but my kids have enjoyed club offerings and enrichment classes through Explorations..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 453,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  5. #9 Best Public Middle Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Triangle Math & Science Academy

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    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,

  6. #10 Best Public Middle Schools in Raleigh Area.

    Durham School of the Arts

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    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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