|About SchoolDigger rankings
*Note: Alternative and private school counts are listed here for convenience and are not used to calculate the city ranking.
Ranking updates are approximately yearly, usually the same day the North Carolina Department of Education releases their test scores. Last update for North Carolina was September 2, 2015.
- Cities are ranked by averaging each city school's rank percentile to create an overall rank score. See the
for detailed information about how SchoolDigger.com ranks schools and cities.
National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education and North Carolina Department of Education