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Triangle Schools

Searching for a home in one of the outstanding communities of the Triangle area of North Carolina? Good news: not only is life pretty good in these towns and cities, but the education is among the best in the state—whether you’re looking for a great school for your child or thinking of some advanced education for yourself!

Triangle Public School Districts Public School Districts

Wake County Public Schools

WCPSS is the largest school district in North Carolina, and also one of the top-performing large districts in the nation.

Durham Public Schools

DPS is the eighth largest and most diverse school system in North Carolina, serving over 33,000 students in 55 schools

Johnston County Public Schools

One of the state's fastest-growing and most improved districts, JCPS is filled with outstanding opportunities.

Orange County School District

The smallest Triangle school system, OCSD is highly recognized for its state test scores and academic achievement.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Typically one of the top five performing school districts in the state, CHCCS produces some of NC’s highest SAT scores.

Triangle Charter and Private Schools Charter & Private Schools

Charter schools

Charter schools are not affiliated with a public school system, which means they operate without the governing rules and restrictions that many standard public schools must obey. For more information or to find charter schools near your community, please visit the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools site.

Private schools

The Triangle area offers a wide range of private schooling options, including both independent and faith-based schools. To learn more or to find a private school near you, please visit local resource links, including the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, or the Triangle Independent School Consortium.

Top WCPSS Schools Research Universities

Duke University

Duke is equally as well-known for its athletics as it is for its outstanding Medicine, Law, Engineering, Business, and Divinity academic programs.

NC State University

NC State is a large and diverse research university of over 34,000 students hailing from over 100 countries around the world and the United States.

University of NC

UNC is the first public university in the nation, a top athletic performer, and home to some of the best Medicine, Business, and Law programs in America.

Other Colleges & Universities

Other colleges and universities include:

Campbell University (Blues Creek), Meredith College (Raleigh), North Carolina Central University (Durham), St. Augustine’s College (Raleigh), Shaw University (Raleigh), William Peace University (Raleigh), Southeastern Baptist Seminary (Wake Forest), The College at Southeastern (Wake Forest).

Top WCPSS Schools Community Colleges

Community colleges around the Triangle

Not quite ready to commit to a full-time university or want to enhance your education part-time or at night? A community college can be a great post-high school education option for continuing adult education, those not quite ready for college, or simply part-time interest classes. Community colleges in the area include:

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