According to U.S. News and World Report, four of the top 10 high schools in North Carolina are charter schools.  Interestingly, only one Wake County school, Wake NCSU STEM Early College High School, was in the top 20.

Top Ranked North Carolina Schools

  1. The Early College at Guilford (Guilford County Schools)
  2. Raleigh Charter High School (Charter School)
  3. STEM Early College at N.C. A&T (Guilford County Schools)
  4. Philip J. Weaver Ed Center (Guilford County Schools)
  5. Woods Charter (Charter School)
  6. Penn-Griffin Schools (Guilford County Schools)
  7. Thomas Jefferson Class Academy (Charter School)
  8. Marvin Ridge High (Union County Schools)
  9. Lake Norman Charter (Charter School)
  10. Providence High (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)