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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 Davis Drive Elementary School, Mills Park Middle School, Mills Park Elementary School, and Wake STEM Early College High 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, Magellan Charter School, Endeavor Charter School, and Quest Academy.

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

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