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US News ranks best high schools in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville metro areas

Posted June 12, 2019 11:45 a.m. EDT
Updated June 12, 2019 5:11 p.m. EDT

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— U.S. News & World Report released rankings Wednesday of the best high schools in 933 metro areas in the country, including in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville.

"We've heard from students, parents and school officials that they're interested in seeing how their school compares with others in the community," Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News, said in a statement.

Schools are grouped within their respective metro areas, using the same methodology as the 2019 Best High Schools national rankings that were published in April.

Best high schools in Raleigh metro area

1) Raleigh Charter High School, Raleigh
2) Wake NCSU STEM Early College High School, Raleigh
3) Franklin Academy, Wake Forest
4) Green Hope High, Cary
5) Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy, Raleigh
6) Panther Creek High, Cary
7) Johnston Co Middle College, Smithfield
8) Apex High, Apex
9) Longleaf School of the Arts, Raleigh
10) East Wake Academy, Zebulon
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Best high schools in Durham metro area

1) Woods Charter, Chapel Hill
2) East Chapel Hill High, Chapel Hill
3) Chapel Hill High, Chapel Hill
4) Carrboro High, Carrboro
5) Durham School of the Arts
6) Research Triangle High, Durham
7) City of Medicine Academy, Durham
8) Voyager Academy, Durham
9) Roxboro Community School, Roxboro
10) Cedar Ridge High, Hillsborough
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Best high schools in Fayetteville metro area

1) Jack Britt High, Fayetteville
2) Massey Hill Classical High, Fayetteville
3) Howard Health and Life Sciences, Fayetteville (now Cumberland Polytechnic High School)
4) Cross Creek Early College, Fayetteville
5) Reid Ross Classical High, Fayetteville
6) Cumberland International Early College High School, Fayetteville
7) Pine Forest High, Fayetteville
8) Cape Fear High, Fayetteville
9) Gray's Creek High, Hope Mills
10) Terry Sanford High, Fayetteville
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See the full list of 2019 Best High Schools by metro area in the U.S.