by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Charter and magnet schools dominate the very top of the 2017 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, released today. But more than 80 percent of the 6,000-plus medal winners are traditional public high schools.
Here are the top high schools in North Carolina according to U.S. News:
#1 Philip J. Weaver Education Center
#2 Raleigh Charter High School
#3 Early College at Guilford
#4 Woods Charter
#5 Thomas Jefferson Class Academy
All five of the above schools are schools of choice.