The Triangle's public school systems

As you prepare to move into one of the homes for sale in Raleigh-Durham, you will likely want to take note of the public school systems in the area. Triangle residents are fortunate in that there are a variety of excellent public schools in the area - parents don't have to rely on private schools in order for their children to have a quality education.

There are six public school systems that make up the Triangle academic environment. Wake County Public Schools is one of the fastest growing school systems in the country and the second largest in North Carolina. It includes 169 schools total, including 25 high schools.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is another school system that is located in Orange County. It serves more than 11,700 students and boasts the state's highest districtwide SAT score. Chatham County Schools' motto is "Collectively Creating Success," and they are demonstrating this with high growth and test scores.

Next is Durham Public Schools, a great district for its limited high school options. Furthermore, Durham has three National Middle Schools to Watch, a selective recognition awarded to only 29 middle schools in North Carolina. The final two public school districts are Johnston County Public Schools and Orange County Schools. While Orange is a smaller district consisting of only three high schools, both offer students and parents caring educators and top-notch academics.