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Best Middle Schools in the Durham, NC Area

Best Middle Schools in the Durham, NC Area Best Middle Schools in the Durham, NC Area

Are you looking for information on top public middle schools in the Durham area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Durham-area middle schools including East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill High School, Morris Grove Elementary School, and Seawell Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public middle schools to the area's best charter schools including Woods Charter School, Research Triangle High School, The Expedition School, and Voyager Academy.

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



Top Middle Schools in the Durham Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Woods Charter School Chapel Hill, NC Charter K-12
2 The Expedition School Hillsborough, NC Charter K-8
3 Smith Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
4 Roxboro Community School Roxboro, NC Charter 6-12
5 Durham School of the Arts Durham, NC Regular 6-12
6 Phillips Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
7 Voyager Academy Durham, NC Charter K-12
8 Margaret B. Pollard Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
9 McDougle Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
10 Chatham Charter School Siler City, NC Charter K-12
11 Orange Charter School Hillsborough, NC Charter K-11
12 Culbreth Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
13 Silk Hope School Siler City, NC Regular K-8
14 Moncure School Moncure, NC Regular PK-8
15 Charles W Stanford Middle School Hillsborough, NC Regular 6-8
16 Willow Oak Montessori School Chapel Hill, NC Charter 1-7
17 Central Park School For Children Durham, NC Charter K-8
18 Rogers-Herr Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
19 A L Stanback Middle School Hillsborough, NC Regular 6-8
20 Little River Elementary School Durham, NC Regular PK-8
21 Lakewood Montessori Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
22 J S Waters School Goldston, NC Regular K-8
23 Bennett School Bennett, NC Regular PK-8
24 Bonlee School Bear Creek, NC Regular K-8
25 Maureen Joy Charter School Durham, NC Charter K-8
26 Kestrel Heights School Durham, NC Charter K-8
27 Gravelly Hill Middle School Efland, NC Regular 6-8
28 Horton Middle School Pittsboro, NC Regular 5-8
29 Southern Middle School Roxboro, NC Regular 6-8
30 The School for Creative Studies Durham, NC Regular 6-12
31 Research Triangle Charter School Durham, NC Charter K-8
32 Global Scholars Academy Durham, NC Charter K-8
33 Northern Middle School Roxboro, NC Regular 6-8
34 Sherwood Githens Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
35 Chatham Middle School Siler City, NC Regular 6-8
36 George L Carrington Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
37 Healthy Start Academy Durham, NC Charter K-8
38 Carter Community Charter School Durham, NC Charter K-8
39 The Institute for the Development Young Leaders Durham, NC Charter K-8
40 Lucas Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
41 Neal Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
42 Lowe's Grove Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
43 James E Shepard Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
44 Brogden Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
45 Lakeview School Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Rank School Name City
1 Woods Charter School Chapel Hill, NC
2 The Expedition School Hillsborough, NC
3 Smith Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
4 Roxboro Community School Roxboro, NC
5 Durham School of the Arts Durham, NC
6 Phillips Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
7 Voyager Academy Durham, NC
8 Margaret B. Pollard Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
9 McDougle Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
10 Chatham Charter School Siler City, NC
11 Orange Charter School Hillsborough, NC
12 Culbreth Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
13 Silk Hope School Siler City, NC
14 Moncure School Moncure, NC
15 Charles W Stanford Middle School Hillsborough, NC
16 Willow Oak Montessori School Chapel Hill, NC
17 Central Park School For Children Durham, NC
18 Rogers-Herr Middle School Durham, NC
19 A L Stanback Middle School Hillsborough, NC
20 Little River Elementary School Durham, NC
21 Lakewood Montessori Middle School Durham, NC
22 J S Waters School Goldston, NC
23 Bennett School Bennett, NC
24 Bonlee School Bear Creek, NC
25 Maureen Joy Charter School Durham, NC
26 Kestrel Heights School Durham, NC
27 Gravelly Hill Middle School Efland, NC
28 Horton Middle School Pittsboro, NC
29 Southern Middle School Roxboro, NC
30 The School for Creative Studies Durham, NC
31 Research Triangle Charter School Durham, NC
32 Global Scholars Academy Durham, NC
33 Northern Middle School Roxboro, NC
34 Sherwood Githens Middle School Durham, NC
35 Chatham Middle School Siler City, NC
36 George L Carrington Middle School Durham, NC
37 Healthy Start Academy Durham, NC
38 Carter Community Charter School Durham, NC
39 The Institute for the Development Young Leaders Durham, NC
40 Lucas Middle School Durham, NC
41 Neal Middle School Durham, NC
42 Lowe's Grove Middle School Durham, NC
43 James E Shepard Middle School Durham, NC
44 Brogden Middle School Durham, NC
45 Lakeview School Durham, NC

Rankings for the best middle schools in the Durham 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.

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


Choosing a Middle School

In North and South Carolina, middle school typically comprises grades six through eight. Many parents who move to the Durham area are attracted to middle schools in towns such as Durham NC, Chapel Hill NC, Hillsborough NC, and Roxboro NC.

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