Two local schools make list of ’10 Best High Schools in North Carolina’

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Two Piedmont schools made the list of the top 10 best high schools in North Carolina, according to US News.

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West Forsyth High School ranks #2 and Lucy Ragsdale High ranks #6 in North Carolina, according to the publication.

The schools are ranked based on several factors, including students, teachers, grades and awards.

In the 2014 rankings, 34 North Carolina schools received silver medals and 61 received bronze medals. The only two schools that earned gold medals were Green Hope High in Cary and West Forsyth High in Clemmons.

According to the publication, at West Forsyth High School “students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP participation rate at West Forsyth High is 61 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 32 percent. West Forsyth High is 1 of 15 high schools in the Forsyth County Schools.”

According to the publication, at Lucy Ragsdale High “students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Lucy Ragsdale High is 52 percent. The student body makeup is 55 percent male and 45 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 60 percent. Lucy Ragsdale High is 1 of 28 high schools in the Guilford County Schools.

West Forsyth High ranks #378 nationally and Lucy Ragsdale High ranks #968 nationally.

List of the top 10 high schools in North Carolina:

#1 Green Hope High in Cary
#2 West Forsyth High in Clemmons
#3 Panther Creek High in Cary
#4 Hendersonville High in Hendersonville
#5 Butler High in Matthews
#6 Lucy Ragsdale High in Jamestown
#7 South Mecklenburg High in Charlotte
#8 Cary High in Cary
#9 Cox Mill High in Concord
#10 Holly Springs High in Holly Springs

See complete North Carolina High School Rankings.

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