It’s good to know that Wake County is home to six of the top 10 Triangle high schools, ranked by the “college and career readiness” standard, according to data from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Durham County houses two of the top 10 high schools along with one school each in Chapel Hill- Carrboro and Johnston County to round out this year’s list.
DPI’s most recent release breaks down the performance of 58 high schools in the Triangle area — including public and charter high schools in Wake, Durham, Orange, Johnson, Chatham and Franklin counties. For this report, Triangle Business Journal analyzed data for schools with grades nine and higher.
After end-of-school assessments, students are graded and placed in one of five categories. Levels three and above meet the state proficient standard. Levels four and above meet the college and career readiness standard. The percent in each of the levels is the percent of students that scored at that achievement level.
In looking at individual schools, specialty high schools rank toward the top of the list.
From Triangle Business Journal. See the link below for the slideshow: