Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Best High Schools in the Greensboro, NC Area

Best High Schools in Greensboro, NC Area Best High Schools in Greensboro, NC Area

Carolina School Hub provides school rankings and test data on the best high schools in Greensboro, NC and its suburbs. See student growth information, assessment data and independent ratings on 40 high schools in the Greensboro area including Early College at Guilford, STEM Early College at NC A and T, and Philip J Weaver Ed Center. Here you'll find information on high schools in Greensboro and some of its key suburbs including Greensboro NC, High Point NC, and Asheboro NC.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which area high school would be best for any individual student. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.

On this site, you'll find SAT data and/or other assessment information for the best high schools in Greensboro and its suburbs - as well as in other major metro areas in the Carolinas. Use Carolina School Hub as your starting point for researching public high schools in North Carolina and South Carolina. Here you'll also find rankings of the best elementary schools in Greensboro and the best middle schools in Greensboro and its suburbs.



Ranking of Greensboro Area's Best High Schools

Rank School Name City
School
Type
   
Grades
Served
1 Early College at Guilford Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
2 STEM Early College at NC A and T Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
3 Philip J Weaver Ed Center Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
4 Northwest Guilford High School Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
5 Penn-Griffin School of the Arts High Point, NC Regular 6-12
6 Grimsley High School Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
7 Randolph Early College High School Asheboro, NC Regular 9-13
8 Northern Guilford High School Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
9 Rockingham County Early College High School Wentworth, NC Regular 9-13
10 GTCC Middle College High School Jamestown, NC Regular 9-13
11 The Academy at Smith Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
12 Page High School Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
13 Wheatmore High School Trinity, NC Regular 9-12
14 Middle College at GTCC Greensboro, NC Regular 9-13
15 UNCG Early/Middle College Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
16 Southwest Guilford High School High Point, NC Regular 9-12
17 GC Middle College High School Greensboro, NC Regular 11-12
18 Trinity High School Trinity, NC Regular 9-12
19 Lucy Ragsdale High School Jamestown, NC Regular 9-12
20 Southeast Guilford High School Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
21 The Academy at Central High Point, NC Regular 9-12
22 Rockingham County High School Reidsville, NC Regular 9-12
23 Western Guilford High School Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
24 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC Charter K-12
25 Southwestern Randolph High School Asheboro, NC Regular 9-12
26 Middle College at GTCC High Point, NC Regular 9-13
27 Providence Grove High School Climax, NC Regular 9-12
28 Eastern Guilford High School Gibsonville, NC Regular 9-12
29 High Point Central High School High Point, NC Regular 9-12
30 Southern Guilford High School Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
31 Randleman High School Randleman, NC Regular 9-12
32 Eastern Randolph High School Ramseur, NC Regular 9-12
33 Asheboro High School Asheboro, NC Regular 9-12
34 Dalton McMichael High School Mayodan, NC Regular 9-12
35 Reidsville High School Reidsville, NC Regular 9-12
36 John M Morehead High School Eden, NC Regular 9-12
37 T Wingate Andrews High School High Point, NC Regular 9-12
38 Northeast Guilford High School McLeansville, NC Regular 9-12
39 James B Dudley High School Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
40 Ben L. Smith High School Greensboro, NC Regular 9-12
Rank School Name City
1 Early College at Guilford Greensboro, NC
2 STEM Early College at NC A and T Greensboro, NC
3 Philip J Weaver Ed Center Greensboro, NC
4 Northwest Guilford High School Greensboro, NC
5 Penn-Griffin School of the Arts High Point, NC
6 Grimsley High School Greensboro, NC
7 Randolph Early College High School Asheboro, NC
8 Northern Guilford High School Greensboro, NC
9 Rockingham County Early College High School Wentworth, NC
10 GTCC Middle College High School Jamestown, NC
11 The Academy at Smith Greensboro, NC
12 Page High School Greensboro, NC
13 Wheatmore High School Trinity, NC
14 Middle College at GTCC Greensboro, NC
15 UNCG Early/Middle College Greensboro, NC
16 Southwest Guilford High School High Point, NC
17 GC Middle College High School Greensboro, NC
18 Trinity High School Trinity, NC
19 Lucy Ragsdale High School Jamestown, NC
20 Southeast Guilford High School Greensboro, NC
21 The Academy at Central High Point, NC
22 Rockingham County High School Reidsville, NC
23 Western Guilford High School Greensboro, NC
24 Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro, NC
25 Southwestern Randolph High School Asheboro, NC
26 Middle College at GTCC High Point, NC
27 Providence Grove High School Climax, NC
28 Eastern Guilford High School Gibsonville, NC
29 High Point Central High School High Point, NC
30 Southern Guilford High School Greensboro, NC
31 Randleman High School Randleman, NC
32 Eastern Randolph High School Ramseur, NC
33 Asheboro High School Asheboro, NC
34 Dalton McMichael High School Mayodan, NC
35 Reidsville High School Reidsville, NC
36 John M Morehead High School Eden, NC
37 T Wingate Andrews High School High Point, NC
38 Northeast Guilford High School McLeansville, NC
39 James B Dudley High School Greensboro, NC
40 Ben L. Smith High School Greensboro, NC

Rankings for the best high schools in the Greensboro area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on test scores, student data and more.

High Schools in Greensboro NC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


High Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties:

Deciding on a High School

Deciding which Greensboro area high school is best for your child requires consideration of a number of factors. Most area high schools offer a well-rounded curriculum, without an area of true specialization. Others may be more specialized in terms of their curriculum.

In addition, some high schools in Greensboro and its North Carolina suburbs offer a wide range of sports and other extracurricular activities, while others offer a more limited set of opportunities. One size does not fit all when it comes to choosing a high school in the Greensboro area.