The Research Triangle in North Carolina is well known for its impressive higher education institutions and robust STEM-based economy. Fewer people realize that it also has very strong primary education facilities. Families looking for homes in great neighborhoods that will give their children a strong start in life should place The Triangle high on their priority lists and we’ll tell you why.

What Is the Research Triangle?

If you live outside of this area, you may ask what exactly is The Research Triangle? It is a region in North Carolina roughly between North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These well-regarded research universities have helped make the triangular area between them a hotbed of education, research and development, and enterprise.

Research Triangle Top-Ranked High Schools

Every year, the U.S. News & World Report releases rankings of the best U.S. high schools. In 2019, over 17,000 were ranked and The Research Triangle is home to 12 of the top 1,000 in the country. That is an impressive showing for an area that only contains around 0.65% of the total U.S. population.

The highest-ranked of these schools was Raleigh Charter. It was the second-ranked school in North Carolina and the 111th highest ranked school in the country. These are a few of the other well-ranked schools in the area:

·         Woods Charter School – state ranking: 5; national ranking: 142

·         East Chapel Hill High School – state ranking: 11; national ranking: 441

·         Wake STEM Early College – state ranking: 13; national ranking: 601

·         Chapel Hill High School – state ranking: 18; national ranking: 717

·         Franklin Academy – state ranking: 20; national ranking: 762

·         Carrboro High School – state ranking: 21; national ranking: 768

·         Green Hope High School – state ranking: 23; national ranking: 793

·         Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy – state ranking: 25; national ranking: 811

·         Panther Creek High School - state ranking: 29; national ranking: 869

·         Durham School of the Arts - state ranking: 30; national ranking: 930

·         Research Triangle High School - state ranking: 31; national ranking: 999

These rankings are based on a six-factor score. The factors include college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance and graduation rate.

Having so many schools in the top 1,000 nationally is a great reflection of the education quality in The Research Triangle. Homeowners with families can feel confident that their children are going to receive a good primary education in the area.

Buying in the Research Triangle

If finding a home in a great Research Triangle school district is at the top of your list, Chapel Hill Realty Group can help. Call our team at (919) 942-4149 or visit us online to search for your dream home in a great neighborhood today!