Early College at Guilford Ranked Best Public High School in N.C.

The Early College at Guilford was ranked as the top public high school in North Carolina by Niche, a research company, and 34th best in the country.

The company compiled the list by looking at academics, health and safety, the parent and student experience, student culture, diversity and more. In almost every category, the group combined statistics with testimonies from past and current parents and students to determine the overall rank.

“The Early College at Guilford community is honored by the number one ranking from Niche,” said Principal Linda Kidd. “I am particularly proud of our teachers for earning an A+ rating and the fact that student responders stated how much the teachers truly cared about them and wanted to see them accomplish great things.”

The Early College at Guilford students take honors and Advanced Placement courses their freshman and sophomore years before becoming dually enrolled at Guilford College as full-time college students, taking college courses with undergraduate students, their junior and senior years of high school.

It is one of 54 magnet and choice programs available to families through Guilford County Schools, ranging from arts education to STEM to Career and Technical Education programs. A variety of options gives every student the chance to find the program and learning environment that best suits his or her needs.