2 North Carolina High Schools Are Among The Best In The U.S. For 2022

By Sarah Tate

April 27, 2022

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Graduating high school is a rite of passage that many students look forward to achieving before heading into the "real world." While some choose to follow a vocational path, others look forward to continuing on an academic path in college; however, where you attend high school could have an impact on how prepared you are for higher education.

U.S. News & World Report ranked nearly 18,000 high schools across the country using six factors based on college preparedness and school performance — college readiness, college curriculum breadth, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, underserved student performance, and graduation rate — to determine the best high schools in 2022. Two schools in North Carolina made the Top 100 best high schools, including one that even cracked the Top 50 overall.

So which North Carolina high schools are some of the best in the U.S.?

Coming in at No. 35 nationally, The Early College at Guilford, in Greensboro, ranked as the best high school in the state and one of the best in the country with a score of 99.8. According to the report, a partnership with Guilford College can allow students at The Early College to graduate high school with two years of college credit from the private institution.

Also located in Greensboro, STEM Early College at N.C. AT&T came in at No. 87, earning an overall score of 99.51. The report states that STEAM Early College has an Advanced Placement coursework participation rate of 95%.

Check out the full report here to see the best high schools in the country.

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