Charter schools are among the state’s top public elementary and middle schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s new 2024 rankings, which are based on academic performance. The publication ranked five charter schools in the state’s top 20 public elementary schools— and eight charter schools in the top 20 middle schools.
N.C. charter schools among the top 20 elementary schools include:
- Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, #2
- Lake Norman Charter, #7
- Pine Lake Preparatory, #12
- NC Leadership Charter Academy, #15
- The Academy of Moore County, #17
In addition, Lake Norman Charter was highlighted in this recent News & Observer article about the rankings.
N.C. charter schools among the top 20 middle schools include:
- Endeavor Charter, #3
- The Expedition School, #7
- Greensboro Academy, #8
- Pine Lake Preparatory, #11
- Triangle Math & Science Academy, #13
- Peak Charter Academy, #15
- Lake Norman Charter, #18
- Envision Science Academy, #19
Congratulations to these top-performing charter schools!
Charter schools perform well in other recent rankings
U.S. News released its list of top high schools in August. As we noted in this blog post, 16 charter high school’s made North Carolina’s list of top 50 public high schools. Charter schools fared extremely well in 2024 rankings from Niche as well. Read more about that in this Coalition blog post.
Coalition member schools are in bold.