2018 Best Public High Schools in North CarolinaAbout this List

The 2018 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Central Academy of Technology & Arts

    • Union County Public Schools, NC
    • 9-12
    • 68
    22 Best Public High Schools in North Carolina

    Niche User: Central Academy of Technology and Arts is different from your everyday public school. It is broken down into academies or "career paths". In order to enroll, you must have certain test scores and no disciplinary issues. Once you are selected through a lottery process - congratulations! and welcome to one of the best schools in the state. Whether you chose to audition for dance or theater, or perhaps try your hand dissecting things in the medical academy, you are bound to find a supportive family of like-minded academic students ready to love you for who you are. Since everyone comes from different school and are pooled together into one misfit family, it is a chance to start fresh, make new friends, and build a new you. Moreover, while repairing cars in the auto technology academy, designing software in IT, or programming robots in pre-engineering, you will begin to understand what a career in your selected field will look like. It is a great way to learn and build the skills that you will need later on in college for your discipline, or maybe help you realize that your dream career is something else (and without having invested thousands of dollars into attaining that career yet!). Central Academy of Technology and Arts is know for its exemplary students and its passion for providing the best education in the best environment.
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    • A
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 802 Students
    • 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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2018 Best Public High Schools in North Carolina