Wednesday, 28 February 2018 14:17

Cary named at the “Head of the Class” for the Best Public Schools in NC

In what comes as no surprise due to the many individual accolades garnered over the years by the different learning institutions across town, a recently released poll by has listed the town of Cary in the top 5 municipalities of over 350 reviewed for Places with the Best Public Schools in NC.

In explaining the methods behind arriving at the listing for their annual Places with Best Public Schools in NC, the Niche website explains, “The 2017 Places with the Best Public Schools ranking provides a comprehensive overall assessment of the public education available in an area. This ranking takes into account the grades of all the public schools of the district(s) that serve an area and weighs each school’s score by the number of students the school serves.

Going even further into detail on the rankings process in arriving at the Places with the Best Public Schools in NC, notes that, “Niche has the most comprehensive data on U.S. schools and neighborhoods. We rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and over 100 million reviews and survey responses to help you understand what a place is really like.”

Moving on in their explanation, it is said that there are four main categories that are used in the final analysis process, and these are:

  • Comprehensive data- Where the most up to date statistics from sources such as the Department of Education, U.S. Census, and the FBI.
  • Real Reviews and Outcomes- Over 100 million replies and responses to surveys from parents, students, teachers, and residents give Niche the inside track in helping them analyze and you to better understand the actual on goings at particular schools in particular towns and cities.
  • Rigorous Analysis- Advanced algorithms and statistical techniques are cited as ways used to compare schools and score them individually.
  • Rankings, Grades, and Profiles- The thorough staff at Niche refines and uses the complex data gathered to calculate a final “grade” and then present there listing each year of the Places with Best Public Schools in NC.

For full details on Cary’s ranking among the Places with the Best Public Schools in NC, including actual reviews from residents, visit