Best Public Schools in Zip Code 27591


The 27591 zip code area is home to 8 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools. This diverse set of schools serves a mix of White, African American, and Hispanic students, with varying levels of academic performance and socioeconomic status.

Among the standout schools in the area, Archer Lodge Middle consistently ranks in the top 25% of North Carolina middle schools, with particularly strong math and science scores. Carver Elementary also impresses, with the highest 5th-grade science proficiency rate (87.3%) in the data set, significantly outperforming state and district averages. In contrast, Wendell Middle and Wendell Elementary struggle, with high poverty rates and lower academic performance.

The data suggests a correlation between a school's socioeconomic status, as measured by free/reduced lunch rates, and its academic performance. Schools with higher poverty levels, such as Wendell Middle and Wendell Elementary, tend to have the lowest test scores. Additionally, the Cardinal Charter Academy at Wendell Falls, the only charter school in the data set, has seen declining performance in recent years, highlighting the need for continued oversight and support for charter schools. Overall, the schools in the Wake County district generally outperform those in the Johnston County district, suggesting the importance of district-level factors in shaping school performance.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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