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2022 Best college prep public high schools in North Carolina

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  1. #2 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1370,

    Average ACT: 31,

  2. #3 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    East Chapel Hill High School

    Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, NC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Very competitive student body. Great teachers. Great facilities. Good prep for college. Great parental involvement. Good school spirit. To sum up East in one sentence: East can fill out two...The school district is a mess of politically correct madness focused on equity above academics. They are destroying what was once a great high school. But that is happening in every public school,....

    Read 275 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 30,

  3. #5 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 30,

  4. #6 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Green Hope High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    479 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 479 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

  5. #7 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Panther Creek High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    531 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 531 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 29,

  6. #12 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    STEM Early College at Nc A&T. Su

    Blue checkmark.

    Guilford County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I have attended this school for 3 years now and it has been an amazing and unique experience. The office staff is extremely nice and helpful and the teachers are exceptional with their courses. The...The only drawback was that our school did not offer arts or sports which is something that I would like to see differently. But, I was still able to pursue my interest in tennis through my district....

    Read 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1290,

    Average ACT: 29,

  7. #13 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    40 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 40 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1310,

    Average ACT: 29,

  8. #15 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Providence High School

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    450 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall my experience was better than most. I had good teachers, friends, options, staff, classes, opportunities, clubs. Some things that I liked are the nurse, special education staff, the amount....

    Read 450 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Average SAT: 1290,

    Average ACT: 29,

  9. #16 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Triangle Math & Science Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CARY, NC,

    K-12,

    31 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 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 28,

  10. #18 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Wake Early College of Health & Sciences

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am a sophomore at Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, and I got to say that it has been a great school so far. The teachers here are great as they are very knowledgeable of their subjects....

    Read 143 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1250,

    Average ACT: 28,

  11. #19 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Durham School of the Arts

    Blue checkmark.

    Durham Public Schools, NC,

    6-12,

    253 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 253 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Average SAT: 1190,

    Average ACT: 27,

  12. #20 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Charlotte Engineering Early College

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    22 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Going to Charlotte Engineering Early College is a privilege. How the school works is, you take 4 classes each semester for freshmen and sophomore year. Earning majority of your high school credits....

    Read 22 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Average SAT: 1250,

    Average ACT: 27,

  13. #22 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Apex High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Wake County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

    442 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 442 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Average SAT: 1270,

    Average ACT: 28,

  14. #24 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Isaac M. Bear High School

    Blue checkmark.

    New Hanover County Schools, NC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says IBECH will definitely be a challenging school, that will push you to achieve your fullest potential. It will take sometime to get used to the fast pace curriculum, but with the close familly like....

    Read 115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1300,

    Average ACT: 28,

  15. #25 Best College Prep Public High Schools in North Carolina.

    Weddington High School

    Union County Public Schools, NC,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says From my experience as a student at Weddington High school, the staff and faculty make it their personal duty to make sure each and every student can succeed. From holding early morning tutoring....

    Read 387 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1270,

    Average ACT: 28,

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