20 Best Public High Schools in North Carolina



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There are 1,084 high schools in North Carolina, made up of 727 public schools and 357 private schools. North Carolina ranks as the 9th state in terms of student enrollment and 10th in terms of total number of schools. It ranks 29th for the student/teacher ratio.

Check out our list of 20 best public high schools in North Carolina that provide excellent education and quality of living.

20. Providence High School, Charlotte, NC

Providence High School is a public school in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has 2,014 students in grades 9-12. This school provides one of the best, if not the best, educations in Charlotte. It fully prepares students for college and provides many opportunities to its students.

The school has almost every subject a students could possibly want to take. Classes are offered on the regular, honors, and AP levels. The counselors are good at taking the students wants into account when schedules are made. Most students get the classes they want and enjoy them.

The teachers are all very good. They try to be fair. Most of the higher level teachers are consistent and extremely knowledgeable in their discipline. The teachers are fair in grading and discipline.

All of the teachers want their students to succede and are willing to put in extra work to make that happen. They stay after school almost everyday incase students need help and are available at lunch and before school.

Providence has a plethora of Extracurricular activities. Some prominent clubs are Key Club, HOSA, FFA, Book Club, Paws and Claws, Mosaic Club, and Tri-M. Tri-M and Key Club are the most popular options, however, all clubs have many members and are very fun. Staff is always willing to help students if they ask for it.

The beauty of the clubs at this school is that there are so many student led organizations that inhibit the kids to become responsible and involved in what they are interested in.

There are many different sports offered and basically every student has an opportunity to participate in sports. The school has numerous athletic facilities that include a full-size swimming pool, a track, a gym, a football field, a baseball field, a tennis court, and a few more things. All of these have a team to go with them.

  • Providence High School graduation rate is 95.0%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 82.0% students of Providence High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 82.0% students of Providence High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.
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