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Several Triangle high schools ranked among the best nationwide

Posted April 22, 2014

— Several local high schools are getting national attention for being among the best of the best as six are included in the US News and World Report's list of the best high schools.

Number one in the state is Green Hope High School in Cary, with a national ranking of 304.

Others that made the top 20 in North Carolina include Panther Creek, Cary, Holly Springs, Terry Sanford in Fayetteville and Pinecrest in Southern Pines.


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  • Todd Jenkins Apr 24, 2014
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    Last time I checked Bronze was like third place…With Gold being first and silver being second.

  • snakeman65 Apr 24, 2014

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  • NiceNSmooth Apr 24, 2014

    Well we knew it wouldnt be an East Wake county school

  • Viewer Apr 24, 2014

    The story is incomplete. Please post a link to the sources of information so that those of us outside the Triangle, but within your stated covered viewing area may look up the results for our local schools.

  • snakeman65 Apr 24, 2014

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    If you would take the time to look at the data instead of just "laughing" you would see that both GMHS and SERHS are Nationally Recognized (Bronze Medal) winners. This is the 3rd consecutive year GMHS has earned that distinction.


  • tracmister Apr 23, 2014

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    It the criteria is based on growth as a component, it means those other schools are doing a better job with the students they have.

  • Barbara Horton Apr 23, 2014
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    I find it interesting that all the WCPSS schools that made this list are in the SW part of the county. What does that say for the rest of the county?

  • Todd Jenkins Apr 23, 2014
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    All you guys blowing smoke about Raleigh Charter don't realize it's by application only…Selection process. Yes, public school…but they still pick and choose their students. Big difference in any comparison.

  • JustOneMoreGodThanThee Apr 23, 2014

    GSM appears to be totally correct.

    From the ACT score by school

    Panther Creek: Composite Score 21.7; 33.5% Meet Benchmarks
    Green Hope: Composite Score 23.9; 55.8% Meet Benchmarks

    Raleigh Charter: Composite Score 27.7; 68.9% Meet Benchmarks

    The advantage is clearly to Raleigh Charter using a much more established criteria.

  • gsmbaby19 Apr 23, 2014

    Raleigh Charter has a 94% AP rate with a 96% passing rate and a college readiness factor of 91.2, but they don't get ranked. Meanwhile, the numbers at Green Hope are 60% and 91% with an college readiness index of 54.2 and they get a #1 ranking. It appears there are some "unnamed" criteria in addition to AP results. I know which school I would choose.