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U.S. News & World Report: Greensboro Academy Ranks in Top 10 for Best Charter Middle Schools in North Carolina

Greensboro Academy ranks third Best Charter Middle School in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 school rankings.

The school tied for second place in the math proficiency category and took 10th place in reading proficiency statewide. The report stated Greensboro students performed much better than students in the rest of the state’s middle schools.

“We’re excited to see recognition for the hard work our students, teachers and staff have put in to accomplish these high marks,” NHA CEO Brian Britton said. “All of our schools are focused on teaching children to be their best, and we appreciate the trust their parents have in us to accomplish that task.”

Seventy-eight percent of Greensboro students tested at or above the proficient level for reading and 83% tested at or above the proficient level for math compared to just 42% and 38% for other students in the state’s middle schools, respectively.

This marks the inaugural “Best” middle and elementary school lists created by U.S. News & World Report, while their high school and college-focused lists have been go-to resources for parents and students for years.
Rankings were determined by analyzing math and reading proficiency, state assessments and how schools performed compared to expectations. State assessments from the 2018-19 school year were used to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on test results.

“Our students excel in their classroom environment because of the well-rounded curriculum they’re provided,” Britton said. “Combining traditional studies with a character-based approach to learning through our Moral Focus values helps these young people find success in whatever they choose to do.”

About Greensboro Academy
Greensboro Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school in Greensboro, North Carolina, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes more than 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit

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