The Top 100 Schools for Homebuyers in the RTP / Raleigh-Durham Metro Market

The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle is in the center of North Carolina and is formed by North Carolina State University (Raleigh), Duke University (Durham), and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill). There are multiple definitions of The Research Triangle region, but the broadest definition of the area includes 15 counties: Chatham County, Durham County, Edgecombe County, Franklin County, Granville County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Lee County, Moore County, Nash County, Orange County, Person County, Vance County, Wake County, and Warren County. Durham County, Orange County and Wake County are the three principal counties that make up the core of the Research Triangle and include the principal cities of Durham and Raleigh and the principal town of Chapel Hill.

The Research Triangle region originally drew in high-tech businesses and enterprises because of the proximity to three major research universities and the development of Research Triangle Park. The region has developed further and drawn in businesses outside of the high-tech realm. Top businesses in the region include Bayer, Cisco Systems, General Electric, IBM, Progress Energy, Red Hat Inc. and SAS Institute, to name a few. With leading technology firms, world-class universities, medical centers and schools, the area’s economy has performed exceptionally well and significant growth is projected over the next 15 years.

The Research Triangle region of North Carolina has an incredible amount to offer homebuyers, including great schools. Many of the schools in this area have Cruvita Gold Medals of Excellence, or rank in the top 5 percent, for the city/town, the state, and the nation! Cruvita has listed below the best schools in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle area to help you with your search to find not just any home, but the right home. For more information about the school, simply click on the name and you will be redirected to that school’s page on Cruvita. You can also see listings of homes for sale or for rent in that school’s zone by clicking on the link that says “click here for home listings!”

Rank School City Click to View Available Homes
1 Green Hope High Cary
2 Davis Drive Elementary Cary
3 Highcroft Elementary Cary
4 Elizabeth Seawell Elementary Chapel Hill
5 Apex High Apex
6 Panther Creek High Cary
7 Cedar Fork Elementary Morrisville
8 Morrisville Elementary Morrisville
9 Davis Drive Middle Cary
10 Olive Chapel Elementary Apex
11 Mills Park Elementary Cary
12 Riverwood Elementary Clayton
13 East Chapel Hill High Chapel Hill
14 Mel And Zora Rashkis Elementary Chapel Hill
15 Chapel Hill High Chapel Hill
16 Leesville Road High Raleigh
17 Green Hope Elementary Cary
18 Guy Phillips Middle Chapel Hill
19 Lufkin Road Middle Apex
20 R D And Euzelle Smith Middle Chapel Hill
21 Mary Scroggs Elementary Chapel Hill
22 Brassfield Elementary Raleigh
23 Carrboro High Carrboro
24 Grey Culbreth Middle Chapel Hill
25 Riverwood Middle Clayton
26 Turner Creek Elementary Cary
27 Sycamore Creek Elementary Raleigh
28 Hillsborough Elementary Hillsborough
29 Northwood High Pittsboro
30 Jones Dairy Elementary Wake Forest
31 River Dell Elementary Clayton
32 Wake Early College of Health and Sciences Raleigh
33 Heritage Middle Wake Forest
34 C And L McDougle Middle Chapel Hill
35 Glenwood Elementary Chapel Hill
36 Holly Springs High Holly Springs
37 Middle Creek Elementary Apex
38 Holly Springs Elementary Holly Springs
39 Pleasant Union Elementary Raleigh
40 Clayton High Clayton
41 Baucom Elementary Apex
42 Powhatan Elementary Clayton
43 West Pine Middle West End
44 Salem Middle Apex
45 Olds Elementary Raleigh
46 Holly Grove Elementary Holly Springs
47 Willow Springs Elementary Willow Springs
48 Underwood Elementary Raleigh
49 Apex Middle Apex
50 Carpenter Elementary Cary
51 Oak Grove Elementary Raleigh
52 Salem Elementary Apex
53 West View Elementary Garner
54 Fuquay-Varina High Fuquay-Varina
55 East Clayton Elementary Clayton
56 Cedar Ridge High Hillsborough
57 Heritage Elementary Wake Forest
58 Joyner Elementary Raleigh
59 Wakefield High Raleigh
60 JF Webb High School of Health and Sciences Oxford
61 Pinecrest High Southern Pines
62 Pearsontown Elementary Durham
63 Weatherstone Elementary Cary
64 Cary High Cary
65 Cleveland Middle Garner
66 Sanderson High Raleigh
67 Wake Forest High School Wake Forest
68 West Lake Middle Apex
69 Cleveland Elementary Clayton
70 West Johnston High Benson
71 East Cary Middle Cary
72 Wakefield Middle Raleigh
73 Millbrook High Raleigh
74 Cameron Park Elementary Hillsborough
75 North Johnston High Kenly
76 Wiley Elementary Raleigh
77 West Cary Middle Cary
78 Swift Creek Elementary Raleigh
79 Middle Creek High Apex
80 Orange High Hillsborough
81 Laurel Park Elementary Cary
82 North Forest Pines Elementary Raleigh
83 Athens Drive High Raleigh
84 Holly Ridge Elementary Holly Springs
85 Chatham Central High Bear Creek
86 Sandhills-Farm Life Elementary Carthage
87 South Campus Community High Smithfield
88 Margaret B. Pollard Middle School Chapel Hill
89 Leesville Road Elementary Raleigh
90 Easley Elementary Durham
91 Mangum Elementary Bahama
92 Archer Lodge Middle Weldon
93 Perry W Harrison Elementary Pittsboro
94 Johnston County Early College Smithfield
95 NRMPS Early College High Rocky Mount
96 Brier Creek Elementary Raleigh
97 Lacy Elementary Raleigh
98 Sanford Creek Elementary Rolesville
99 Martin Middle Raleigh
100 Edgecombe Early College High Tarboro

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