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Raleigh Charter ranked fourth best charter high school in nation

Raleigh Charter High School's Biology Club sets up a "Yucky Bugs are Beautiful" table at the annual BugFest event in downtown Raleigh in 2015.
Raleigh Charter High School's Biology Club sets up a "Yucky Bugs are Beautiful" table at the annual BugFest event in downtown Raleigh in 2015. News & Observer file photo

Raleigh Charter High School came in fourth nationally on a recent ranking of America’s best charter high schools.

Niche, a website that provides reviews and insights on neighborhoods, colleges and K-12 schools, has released multiple lists of school rankings for public and private schools. Raleigh Charter was the top school from North Carolina in Niche’s 2016 Best Charter High Schools in America list.

Niche says the rankings were based on factors such as state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality and student, alumni and parent reviews. Niche gave grades to 1,286 charter high schools across the nation.

Raleigh Charter was also ranked 45th nationally in Niche’s 2016 Best Public High Schools in America list. Raleigh Charter regularly appears on the top high schools lists published by other websites and publications.

Charter schools are taxpayer funded public schools that are exempt from some of the regulations that traditional public schools are required to follow. Charter schools are separate from the traditional public schools in North Carolina.

In terms of the national best charter high schools list, Raleigh Charter was the only Triangle school to crack the top 100.

On the list of best charter high schools in North Carolina, the only others in the Triangle to finish in the top 10 were Franklin Academy in Wake Forest at No. 4 and Woods Charter School in Chatham County in No. 5.

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