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Best Middle Schools in the Raleigh, NC Area

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

Are you looking for information on top public middle schools in the Raleigh area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Raleigh-area middle schools including Mills Park Middle School, Davis Drive Elementary School, Mills Park Elementary School, and Green Hope Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public middle schools to the area's best charter schools including Raleigh Charter High School, Quest Academy, Magellan Charter School, and Endeavor Charter School.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Raleigh-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 Raleigh Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Mills Park Middle School Cary, NC Regular 6-8
2 Quest Academy Raleigh, NC Charter K-8
3 Magellan Charter School Raleigh, NC Charter 3-8
4 Davis Drive Middle School Cary, NC Regular 6-8
5 Endeavor Charter School Wake Forest, NC Charter K-8
6 Triangle Math and Science Academy Cary, NC Charter K-12
7 Heritage Middle School Wake Forest, NC Regular 6-8
8 Envision Science Academy Wake Forest, NC Charter K-8
9 Apex Friendship Middle School Apex, NC Regular 6-8
10 The Exploris School Raleigh, NC Charter K-8
11 Pine Hollow Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
12 Franklin Academy Wake Forest, NC Charter K-12
13 Wake Forest Charter Academy Wake Forest, NC Charter K-8
14 Peak Charter Academy Apex, NC Charter K-8
15 Lufkin Road Middle School Apex, NC Regular 6-8
16 Salem Middle School Apex, NC Regular 6-8
17 Holly Grove Middle School Holly Springs, NC Regular 6-8
18 Neuse Charter School Smithfield, NC Charter K-12
19 Apex Middle School Apex, NC Regular 6-8
20 Martin Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
21 Wakefield Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
22 West Cary Middle School Cary, NC Regular 6-8
23 Carnage Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
24 Ligon Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
25 East Wake Academy Zebulon, NC Charter K-12
26 West Lake Middle School Apex, NC Regular 6-8
27 Cardinal Charter School Cary, NC Charter K-8
28 Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
29 Leesville Road Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
30 Crosscreek Charter School Louisburg, NC Charter K-8
31 Oberlin Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
32 Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School Raleigh, NC Charter PK-8
33 Holly Ridge Middle School Holly Springs, NC Regular 6-8
34 Cleveland Middle School Garner, NC Regular 6-8
35 Hilburn Drive Academy Raleigh, NC Regular PK-8
36 Fuquay-Varina Middle School Fuquay-Varina, NC Regular 6-8
37 Reedy Creek Middle School Cary, NC Regular 6-8
38 Rolesville Middle School Rolesville , NC Regular 6-8
39 East Cary Middle School Cary, NC Regular 6-8
40 Johnston Charter Academy Clayton, NC Charter K-7
41 Riverwood Middle School Clayton, NC Regular 6-8
42 The Innovation Academy at South Campus Smithfield, NC Regular 6-7
43 Southern Wake Academy Holly Springs, NC Charter 6-12
44 Wake Forest Middle School Wake Forest, NC Regular 6-8
45 McGee's Crossroads Middle School Benson, NC Regular 6-8
46 Durant Road Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
47 Princeton High School Princeton, NC Regular 6-12
48 Archer Lodge Middle School Wendell, NC Regular 6-8
49 Cedar Creek Middle School Youngsville, NC Regular 6-8
50 North Garner Middle School Garner, NC Regular 6-8
51 Bunn Middle School Bunn, NC Regular 6-8
52 West Millbrook Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
53 East Garner Middle School Garner, NC Regular 6-8
54 Meadow School Benson, NC Regular PK-8
55 Southern Nash Middle School Spring Hope, NC Regular 6-8
56 Swift Creek Middle School Clayton, NC Regular 6-8
57 Dillard Drive Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
58 Carroll Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
59 Four Oaks Middle School Four Oaks, NC Regular 6-8
60 Red Oak Middle School Battleboro, NC Regular 6-8
61 Terrell Lane Middle School Louisburg, NC Regular 6-8
62 Zebulon Middle School Zebulon, NC Regular 6-8
63 Torchlight Academy Raleigh, NC Charter K-8
64 Wendell Middle School Wendell, NC Regular 6-8
65 Nash Central Middle School Nashville, NC Regular 6-8
66 Franklinton Middle School Franklinton, NC Regular 6-8
67 Centennial Campus Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
68 Smithfield Middle School Smithfield, NC Regular 6-8
69 Clayton Middle School Clayton, NC Regular 6-8
70 G R Edwards Middle School Rocky Mount, NC Regular 6-8
71 PreEminent Charter School Raleigh, NC Charter K-8
72 Benson Middle School Benson, NC Regular 5-8
73 East Millbrook Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
74 Rocky Mount Prep Rocky Mount, NC Charter K-12
75 Neuse River Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
76 River Bend Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
77 North Johnston Middle School Micro, NC Regular 6-8
78 Rocky Mount Middle School Rocky Mount, NC Regular 6-8
79 Selma Middle School Selma, NC Regular 5-8
80 River Oaks Middle School Raleigh, NC Regular 6-8
81 J W Parker Middle School Rocky Mount, NC Regular 6-8
82 Mount Vernon School Raleigh, NC Regular K-8
83 Connections Academy Cary, NC Regular 6-8
Rank School Name City
1 Mills Park Middle School Cary, NC
2 Quest Academy Raleigh, NC
3 Magellan Charter School Raleigh, NC
4 Davis Drive Middle School Cary, NC
5 Endeavor Charter School Wake Forest, NC
6 Triangle Math and Science Academy Cary, NC
7 Heritage Middle School Wake Forest, NC
8 Envision Science Academy Wake Forest, NC
9 Apex Friendship Middle School Apex, NC
10 The Exploris School Raleigh, NC
11 Pine Hollow Middle School Raleigh, NC
12 Franklin Academy Wake Forest, NC
13 Wake Forest Charter Academy Wake Forest, NC
14 Peak Charter Academy Apex, NC
15 Lufkin Road Middle School Apex, NC
16 Salem Middle School Apex, NC
17 Holly Grove Middle School Holly Springs, NC
18 Neuse Charter School Smithfield, NC
19 Apex Middle School Apex, NC
20 Martin Middle School Raleigh, NC
21 Wakefield Middle School Raleigh, NC
22 West Cary Middle School Cary, NC
23 Carnage Middle School Raleigh, NC
24 Ligon Middle School Raleigh, NC
25 East Wake Academy Zebulon, NC
26 West Lake Middle School Apex, NC
27 Cardinal Charter School Cary, NC
28 Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School Raleigh, NC
29 Leesville Road Middle School Raleigh, NC
30 Crosscreek Charter School Louisburg, NC
31 Oberlin Middle School Raleigh, NC
32 Casa Esperanza Montessori Charter School Raleigh, NC
33 Holly Ridge Middle School Holly Springs, NC
34 Cleveland Middle School Garner, NC
35 Hilburn Drive Academy Raleigh, NC
36 Fuquay-Varina Middle School Fuquay-Varina, NC
37 Reedy Creek Middle School Cary, NC
38 Rolesville Middle School Rolesville , NC
39 East Cary Middle School Cary, NC
40 Johnston Charter Academy Clayton, NC
41 Riverwood Middle School Clayton, NC
42 The Innovation Academy at South Campus Smithfield, NC
43 Southern Wake Academy Holly Springs, NC
44 Wake Forest Middle School Wake Forest, NC
45 McGee's Crossroads Middle School Benson, NC
46 Durant Road Middle School Raleigh, NC
47 Princeton High School Princeton, NC
48 Archer Lodge Middle School Wendell, NC
49 Cedar Creek Middle School Youngsville, NC
50 North Garner Middle School Garner, NC
51 Bunn Middle School Bunn, NC
52 West Millbrook Middle School Raleigh, NC
53 East Garner Middle School Garner, NC
54 Meadow School Benson, NC
55 Southern Nash Middle School Spring Hope, NC
56 Swift Creek Middle School Clayton, NC
57 Dillard Drive Middle School Raleigh, NC
58 Carroll Middle School Raleigh, NC
59 Four Oaks Middle School Four Oaks, NC
60 Red Oak Middle School Battleboro, NC
61 Terrell Lane Middle School Louisburg, NC
62 Zebulon Middle School Zebulon, NC
63 Torchlight Academy Raleigh, NC
64 Wendell Middle School Wendell, NC
65 Nash Central Middle School Nashville, NC
66 Franklinton Middle School Franklinton, NC
67 Centennial Campus Middle School Raleigh, NC
68 Smithfield Middle School Smithfield, NC
69 Clayton Middle School Clayton, NC
70 G R Edwards Middle School Rocky Mount, NC
71 PreEminent Charter School Raleigh, NC
72 Benson Middle School Benson, NC
73 East Millbrook Middle School Raleigh, NC
74 Rocky Mount Prep Rocky Mount, NC
75 Neuse River Middle School Raleigh, NC
76 River Bend Middle School Raleigh, NC
77 North Johnston Middle School Micro, NC
78 Rocky Mount Middle School Rocky Mount, NC
79 Selma Middle School Selma, NC
80 River Oaks Middle School Raleigh, NC
81 J W Parker Middle School Rocky Mount, NC
82 Mount Vernon School Raleigh, NC
83 Connections Academy Cary, NC

Rankings for the best middle schools in the Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh area are attracted to middle schools in towns such as Raleigh NC, Cary NC, Apex NC, and Garner NC.

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