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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 Carrboro High School, East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill High 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 Research Triangle High School, Woods Charter School, The Expedition School, and Eno River 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 The Expedition School Hillsborough, NC Charter K-8
2 Woods Charter School Chapel Hill, NC Charter K-12
3 Voyager Academy Durham, NC Charter K-12
4 Eno River Academy Hillsborough, NC Charter K-12
5 Smith Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
6 Phillips Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
7 Willow Oak Montessori School Chapel Hill, NC Charter 1-8
8 Chatham Charter School Siler City, NC Charter K-12
9 Roxboro Community School Roxboro, NC Charter 6-12
10 McDougle Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
11 Durham School of the Arts Durham, NC Regular 6-12
12 Lakewood Montessori Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
13 Margaret B. Pollard Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
14 Culbreth Middle School Chapel Hill, NC Regular 6-8
15 Central Park School For Children Durham, NC Charter K-8
16 Bennett School Bennett, NC Regular PK-8
17 Rogers-Herr Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
18 Moncure School Moncure, NC Regular PK-8
19 J S Waters School Goldston, NC Regular K-8
20 Little River Elementary School Durham, NC Regular PK-8
21 Horton Middle School Pittsboro, NC Regular 5-8
22 Excelsior Classical Academy Durham, NC Charter K-7
23 Charles W Stanford Middle School Hillsborough, NC Regular 6-8
24 Bonlee School Bear Creek, NC Regular K-8
25 Research Triangle Charter School Durham, NC Charter K-8
26 Silk Hope School Siler City, NC Regular K-8
27 Maureen Joy Charter School Durham, NC Charter K-8
28 A L Stanback Middle School Hillsborough, NC Regular 6-8
29 Kestrel Heights School Durham, NC Charter K-8
30 Southern Middle School Roxboro, NC Regular 6-8
31 The School for Creative Studies Durham, NC Regular 6-12
32 Gravelly Hill Middle School Efland, NC Regular 6-8
33 Sherwood Githens Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
34 Global Scholars Academy Durham, NC Charter K-8
35 Lucas Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
36 Healthy Start Academy Durham, NC Charter K-8
37 The Institute for the Development Young Leaders Durham, NC Charter K-8
38 George L Carrington Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
39 Northern Middle School Roxboro, NC Regular 6-8
40 Chatham Middle School Siler City, NC Regular 6-8
41 Carter Community Charter School Durham, NC Charter K-8
42 Lowe's Grove Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
43 Reaching All Minds Academy Durham, NC Charter K-7
44 Brogden Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
45 Neal Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
46 James E Shepard Middle School Durham, NC Regular 6-8
47 Lakeview School Durham, NC Regular 6-12
Rank School Name City
1 The Expedition School Hillsborough, NC
2 Woods Charter School Chapel Hill, NC
3 Voyager Academy Durham, NC
4 Eno River Academy Hillsborough, NC
5 Smith Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
6 Phillips Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
7 Willow Oak Montessori School Chapel Hill, NC
8 Chatham Charter School Siler City, NC
9 Roxboro Community School Roxboro, NC
10 McDougle Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
11 Durham School of the Arts Durham, NC
12 Lakewood Montessori Middle School Durham, NC
13 Margaret B. Pollard Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
14 Culbreth Middle School Chapel Hill, NC
15 Central Park School For Children Durham, NC
16 Bennett School Bennett, NC
17 Rogers-Herr Middle School Durham, NC
18 Moncure School Moncure, NC
19 J S Waters School Goldston, NC
20 Little River Elementary School Durham, NC
21 Horton Middle School Pittsboro, NC
22 Excelsior Classical Academy Durham, NC
23 Charles W Stanford Middle School Hillsborough, NC
24 Bonlee School Bear Creek, NC
25 Research Triangle Charter School Durham, NC
26 Silk Hope School Siler City, NC
27 Maureen Joy Charter School Durham, NC
28 A L Stanback Middle School Hillsborough, NC
29 Kestrel Heights School Durham, NC
30 Southern Middle School Roxboro, NC
31 The School for Creative Studies Durham, NC
32 Gravelly Hill Middle School Efland, NC
33 Sherwood Githens Middle School Durham, NC
34 Global Scholars Academy Durham, NC
35 Lucas Middle School Durham, NC
36 Healthy Start Academy Durham, NC
37 The Institute for the Development Young Leaders Durham, NC
38 George L Carrington Middle School Durham, NC
39 Northern Middle School Roxboro, NC
40 Chatham Middle School Siler City, NC
41 Carter Community Charter School Durham, NC
42 Lowe's Grove Middle School Durham, NC
43 Reaching All Minds Academy Durham, NC
44 Brogden Middle School Durham, NC
45 Neal Middle School Durham, NC
46 James E Shepard Middle School Durham, NC
47 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: