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2023 Best Schools in Wake County

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Wake County.

    Raleigh Charter High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    9-12,

    199 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 199 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 569,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Wake County.

    Ravenscroft School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    PK, K-12,

    125 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 125 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,232,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #2 Best Public High Schools in Wake County.

    Green Hope High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    485 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 485 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,247,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in Wake County.

    Saint Mary's School

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    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,

  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in Wake County.

    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,

  6. #3 Best Public Elementary Schools in Wake County.

    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..

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 453,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  7. #8 Best Public High Schools in Wake County.

    TMSA Triangle - Triangle Math and Science Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CARY, NC,

    K-12,

    33 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 33 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 946,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

  8. #9 Best Public High Schools in Wake County.

    Apex High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says It's a very nice school! I moved here a year ago from my country and didn't know anybody. But the diversity in Apex High made it easier to fit in and make friends. The academics was also fairly easy, the teachers made it easier. All the teachers I have had an encounter with were extremely helpful and friendly. The Conselors are also amazing, they are helpful and nice. Good:-Easy academics-Easy to make friends-Awesome Library Bad:- Lack of Competition-Could be more diverse-Unnecessarily long Carpool Lane.

    Read 446 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,229,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  9. #7 Best Private High Schools in Wake County.

    Cardinal Gibbons High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    9-12,

    226 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Gibbons Students live at Gibbons. That doesn't mean that we eat and sleep on campus, although some have tried; it means that this school is where we feel at home. I never get to school after 7:30 am....

    Read 226 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,464,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  10. #10 Best Public High Schools in Wake County.

    Heritage High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    323 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Heritage High School is a large school with many programs and connections. Our enthusiastic Husky Hooligans make every game supporting our football/soccer/etc teams a highlight of the year. Our teams....

    Read 323 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,921,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  11. #8 Best Private High Schools in Wake County.

    St. Thomas More Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RALEIGH, NC,

    6-12,

    56 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says STMA is a truly unique school. The academics, social, and spiritual life of the school is vibrant and refreshing! Three of my children attend STMA and I wish I would have been fortunate enough to....

    Read 56 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 244,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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