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Top 5 and Bottom 5 Public Schools by County

Posted February 6, 2015

The following are the top 5 and bottom 5 schools in select counties based on new School Performance Grades recently assigned to each school for the 2013-2014 school year as required by the N.C. General Assembly. 

School’s final grades are based on a 15-point scale for the 2013-14 school year: 

 

A = 85-100 
B = 70-84
C = 55-69
D = 40-54
F = 40 or less

A 10-point scale will be used for subsequent years. To search for a specific school, use our report card database.

WAKE COUNTY TOP 5

  • Davis Drive Elementary, A, 93
  • Highcroft Elementary, A, 91
  • Davis Drive Middle, A, 90
  • Green Hope High, A, 90
  • Cedar Fork Elementary, A, 89

WAKE COUNTY BOTTOM 5

  • Hodge Road Elementary, D, 44
  • Walnut Creek Elementary, D, 44
  • Barnwell Road Elementary, D, 46
  • Wendell Middle, D, 46
  • Carroll Middle, D, 47

CUMBERLAND  COUNTY TOP 5

  • Cross Creek Early College, A, 89
  • Jack Britt High, A, 87
  • Beaver Dam Elementary, A, 85
  • District No. 7 Elementary, B, 84
  • Cumberland International Early College B, 82

CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOTTOM 5

  • Ireland Drive Middle, F, 35
  • Spring Lake Middle, D, 40
  • Lewis Chapel Middle, D, 43
  • Douglas Byrd Middle, D, 44
  • William Brown Elementary, D, 44

DURHAM COUNTY TOP 5

  • Middle College High School at DTCC, A, 92
  • JD Clement Early College High, A, 91
  • City of Medicine Academy, B, 82
  • Durham School of the Arts, B, 78
  • Mangum Elementary, B, 78

DURHAM COUNTY BOTTOM 5

  • DPS Hospital School, F, 6
  • Eastway Elementary, F, 26
  • Lowe's Grove Middle, F, 32
  • Neal Middle, F, 32
  • James Shephard Middle, F, 37

JOHNSTON COUNTY TOP 5

  • Johnston County Middle College, A, 95
  • Johnston County Early College Academy, A, 91
  • Powhatan Elementary, B, 81
  • Cleveland Elementary, B, 80
  • Cleveland Middle, B, 79

JOHNSTON COUNTY BOTTOM 5

  • Selma Elementary, D, 41
  • Selma Middle, D, 42
  • West Smithfield Elementary, D, 43
  • Smithfield Middle, D, 49
  • Cooper Elementary, D, 51

ORANGE COUNTY TOP 5

  • Cameron Park Elementary, B, 76
  • Hillsborough Elementary, B, 73
  • Cedar Ridge High, B, 70
  • Grady Brown Elementary, C, 69
  • Pathways Elementary, C, 68

ORANGE COUNTY BOTTOM 5

  • Central Elementary, D, 48
  • AL Stanback Middle, C, 55
  • Efland Cheeks Elementary, C, 56
  • Gravely Hill Middle, C, 58
  • New Hope Elementary, C, 64

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO COUNTY TOP 5

  • Chapel Hill High, A, 87
  • East Chapel Hill High, A, 87
  • Carrboro High, A, 85
  • Seawell Elementary, A, 85
  • Morris Grove Elementary, B, 84

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO COUNTY BOTTOM 5

  • FPG Elementary, C, 55
  • Northside Elementary,C, 69
  • Carrboro Elementary, B, 74
  • Estes Hills Elementary, B, 74
  • McDougle Elementary, B, 75

HARNETT COUNTY TOP 5

  • Buies Creek Elementary, B, 72
  • Harnett Central High, B, 71
  • LaFayette Central High, B, 70
  • Highland Elementary, C, 66
  • Triton High, C, 66 

HARNETT COUNTY BOTTOM 5

  • Wayne Avenue Elementary, F, 33
  • Johnsonville Elementary, F, 38
  • Dunn Middle, D, 46
  • Harnett Primary, D, 46
  • Lillington-Shawtown Elementary, D, 47

FRANKLIN COUNTY TOP 5

  • Youngsville Elementary, 8, 75
  • Edward Best Elementary, B, 73
  • Bunn High, C, 69
  • Franklin county Early College, C, 68
  • Louisburg High, C, 68

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOTTOM 5

  • Laurel Mill Elementary, D, 46
  • Franklinton Elementary, D, 48
  • Terrell Lane Middle, D, 48
  • Franklinton Middle, D, 51
  • Bunn Middle, D, 52
  • Louisburg Elementary, D, 52

 

 

 

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  • Abrams Gunner Apr 28, 2015
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    Wow Durham school grade reflect whats been happening in the news lately.

  • Abrams Gunner Apr 28, 2015
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    Charter schools are not part of the public school systems.

  • Kathryn Lassesen Stenerson Apr 28, 2015
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    Charter schools are public schools. Why aren't they included in the results for the counties?

  • Dat MoFo Feb 8, 2015

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    Yes, I'm sure it's because they don't teach anything there. The teachers must just put their feet up all day and read the newspaper. Or more likely, the different "grades" are the reault of the different demographics at each school and the different amount of effort put out by those students.

  • tntcreateart Feb 7, 2015

    Interestingly, CARY, centralized area of relocated Yankees fairs amazingly well. I always wondered why. Perhaps, it is the initial investment of schools outside of NC?

  • luvstoQ Feb 7, 2015

    Wow, one school made a '6', another a '26' - do they not teach 'anything' there????

    If my child was there, they would be pulled out fast, same thing at some of the other schools also - not many are surprises though!!