Multiple Triangle-area schools make national quality of education lists

Posted on 04/26/13 No Comments


The Triangle region of North Carolina is known around the country for its excellent schools.

The standard continues to be set high each year and even in the midst of rapid population growth, the schools continue to succeed at their mission.

Still, it never hurts to have the efforts of our teachers, administrators and yes, our politicians, get recognized.

U.S. News & World Report magazine recently included a few of our area schools on its “Best Public High Schools” list.

The Bull City’s Durham School of the Arts and Carborro High School were the highest ranked regional schools on the list, coming in at 176 and 189, respectively.

Another list compiled by the The Washington Post and made famous by education writer Jay Mathews, cited Raleigh Charter High School as the nation’s #81 most Challenging High School while Raleigh’s Enloe landed at #34o and Broughton was named #590.

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is by considered by many the region’s highest performing and most challenging school, but its unique nature as a two-year boarding school and university affiliation often exempt it from lists including more traditional high schools. The school for juniors and seniors was opened in 1980 to focus heavily on science and mathematics and draws its students from an equal representation of every county in the state.

And while many debate the merits of such lists, citing increasingly complex qualification metrics,  we can’t help but notice “quality of education” near the top of the list for families who decide to relocate to Raleigh, Cary, Apex and Durham. So, clearly these lists hold merit around the country. As they should.

To summarize, even beyond the schools listed here, Triangle families have a wide array of highly regarded education resources available to them in our area. We’re very fortunate.

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