All three traditional high schools in the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School District are in the top 25 of the newly released US News & World Report rankings of North Carolina high schools.

The rankings are done in coordination with RTI International and were based on scores across six indicators, including college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency and performance, underserved student performance and graduation rate.

Woods Charter School is the highest-ranked high school in the Chapel Hill area, located just over the Chatham County line. Woods Charter was ranked fifth.

The three Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools followed in the top 25, with East Chapel Hill ranked eleventh, Chapel Hill High School number 18 and Carrboro High ranked at number 21.

Orange County Schools high schools were also in the rankings: Cedar Ridge High School was rated seventy-first and Orange High number 154.

The Early College at Guilford led the school rankings, followed by Raleigh Charter High School and two more Guilford County Schools – STEM Early College at North Carolina A&T and Philip J. Weaver Ed Center rounded out the top five ahead of Woods Charter.