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A high school in Texas has postponed its graduation ceremony after only five students met the requirements to earn a diploma.

Superintendent Darryl Henson said five Marlin High School students will have to wait to graduate. WSAZ-TV says they are among a senior class of 33. But they will now have to wait until at least 12 of the failed teens can make up the credits they need to graduate.

Henson said “School officials are currently working with students who stand the best chances of turning their grades around. Students in Marlin ISD will be held to the same high standard as any other student in Texas.”

For the parents of the five students who earned enough credits to graduate, the postponement is nothing short of a major disappointment. “It’s emotional,” one parent said at a meeting with administrators on Wednesday. “They get their hopes up: ‘I’m graduating next week! I’m at Six Flags!”

List: Top 25 Best High Schools In North Carolina

Choosing the right school for your child can feel like the most important decision in the world. It’s a factor in where you purchase a home. Should you shell out the big bucks for private school education? How can you set your child up for success? So many parents stress about these decisions for years and years. Good thing Niche.com is here to help with rankings of schools and universities across the country. They recently released their 2023 rankings of schools. This includes K-12 as well as higher education. You can play around with the filters and view the rankings based on a variety of factors. One of the more intriguing, and important levels of schooling is high school. Preparing for college, gaining admission to the best colleges, and even getting credit hours under your belt is so important. So what are the best high schools in North Carolina? Let’s find out.

For this list, we are looking at both public and private schools. The good news the number one spot on this list is a public school. Though it’s a specialized one. The rest of the is mainly private schools (and multiple in Charlotte!) with a couple of public schools mixed in. You also will see two Charlotte area public schools in the Top 25.  But where did these rankings come from you may ask? According to Niche:

The 2023 Best High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

If you’re struggling with where to send your child to school hopefully this list will help you narrow it down. These are the 25 best high schools in North Carolina.

  • 25. St. David's School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjbd1Eorcpf/

    Location:  Raleigh, NC

    Type: Private School

    Grades: PK-12

    Students: 606

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1

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  • 24. Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/ChkA_t7O3j6/

    Location: Raleigh, NC

    Type: Public/Early College

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 256

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18:1

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  • 23. Ardrey Kell High School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjDocYWus6k/

    Location: Charlotte

    Type: Public

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 3,437

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21:1

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  • 22. Marvin Ridge High School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjX_Ud0Bwi9/

    Location: Waxhaw, NC

    Type: Public

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 1,929

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23:1

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  • 21. East Chapel Hill High School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjWpkhfrV8X/

    Location: Chapel Hill

    Type: Public

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 1,540

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1

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  • 20. Christ School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjqDb9yuZkx/

    Location: Asheville

    Type: Private Boys Christian School

    Grades: 8-12

    Students: 294

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

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  • 19. Chapel Hill High School

     

    https://www.instagram.com/p/ChTcao3Ou-0/

    Location: Chapel Hill

    Type: Public

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 1,523

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16:1

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  • 18. Panther Creek High School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjepgo7Oqj-/

    Location: Cary

    Type: Public

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 2,470

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21:1

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  • 17. William G. Enloe High School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CcGXEJdLws4/

    Location: Raleigh

    Type: Public

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 2,337

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17:1

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  • 16. Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill

    https://www.instagram.com/p/ChaO3YKuPM-/

    Location: Durham

    Type: Private Christian

    Grades: PK-12

    Students: 561

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1

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  • 15. Green Hope High School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CUIn2Hxr6he/

    Location: Cary

    Type: Public

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 2,247

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19:1

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  • 14. Forsyth Country Day School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjksvh1MtQB/

    Location: Lewisville

    Type: Private

    Grades: PK-12

    Students: 924

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10:1

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  • 13. Gaston Day School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CiOTCzgLbH0/

    Location: Gastonia

    Type: Private

    Grades: PK-12

    Students: 505

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1

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  • 12. Greensboro Day School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjlUA5ku1pk/

    Location: Greensboro

    Type: Private

    Grades: PK-12

    Students: 878

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

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  • 11. Ravenscroft School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CiOEs_1vLjy/

    Location: Raleigh

    Type: Private

    Grades: PK-12

    Students: 1,232

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1

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  • 10. Salem Academy

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjjESDssbl5/

    Location: Winston-Salem

    Type: Private Girls School

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 70

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 3:1

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  • 9. Charlotte Latin School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch9walysf6C/

    Location: Charlotte

    Type: Private

    Grades: K-12

    Students: 1,469

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

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  • 8. Charlotte Country Day School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjlYmGOsTKM/

    Location: Charlotte

    Type: Private

    Grades: PK-12

    Students: 1,738

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

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  • 7. Asheville School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjiQaP-Lvna/

    Location: Asheville

    Type: Private Boarding School

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 294

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1

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  • 6. Providence Day School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjInfyGOLzR/

    Location: Charlotte

    Type: Private

    Grades: PK-12

    Students: 1,863

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11:1

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  • 5. Raleigh Charter High School

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CinkohLO-dz/

    Location: Raleigh

    Type: Public Charter

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 569

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14:1

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  • 4. The Early College at Guilford

    Location: Greensboro

    Type: Public

    Grades: 9-12

    Students: 200

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25:1

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  • 3. Durham Academy

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjQlyJvLpR3/

    Location: Durham

    Type: Private

    Grades: PK-12

    Students: 1,237

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

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  • 2. Cary Academy

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CisNzvBtw19/

    Location: Cary

    Type: Private

    Grades: 6-12

    Students: 787

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

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  • 1. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CjTe17osRXx/

    Location: Durham

    Type: Public STEM School

    Grades: 11-12

    Students: 680

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1

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