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With graduations upon us, it's time to take a look at where the high schools in Fayetteville and Cumberland County rank compared to the rest of the state and country.

Graduation is upon us and it’s time to see where Cumberland County schools ranked among the best in North Carolina.

In surfing around a few days ago, I stumbled on a US News and World Report article listing the Best High Schools in the state of North Carolina. The numbers will show if students are prepared to graduate high school and either pursue a college degree or enter the work force. Some of the factors in the study include college readiness, scores that students must have in order to graduate and an assessment of performance.

We both can agree that high school is a very important time for learning. Fact is, what we learn from kindergarten through grade 12, often lays the foundation for what type of college studies we seek and ultimately what we choose as a career.

So, which schools are the best of the best in Cumberland County and in North Carolina? Read on for the full list.

  • Cumberland County Schools Rankings

  • 85. Massey Hill Classical High School

    • #3,401
      in National Rankings
    • #85
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #1
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #1
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 87. Jack Britt High School

    • #3,436
      in National Rankings
    • #87
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #2
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #2
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 115. Cross Creek Early College

    • #4,471
      in National Rankings
    • #115
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #3
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #3
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 125. Cumberland Polytechnic

    • #4,857
      in National Rankings
    • #125
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #4
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #4
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 166. Cumberland International Early College HS

    • #5,894
      in National Rankings
    • #166
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #5
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #5
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 172. Cape Fear High School

    • #6,066
      in National Rankings
    • #172
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #6
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #6
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 183. Reid Ross Classical High School

    • #6,183
      in National Rankings
    • #183
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #7
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #7
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 192. Pine Forest High School

    • #6,417
      in National Rankings
    • #192
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #8
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #8
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 262. Gray's Creek High School

    • #8,192
      in National Rankings
    • #262
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #10
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #9
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 301. Terry Sanford High School

    • #9,222
      in National Rankings
    • #301
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #11
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #10
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 321. South View High School

    • #9,839
      in National Rankings
    • #321
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #13
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #11
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 343. E E Smith High School

    • #10,417
      in National Rankings
    • #343
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #14
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #12
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 428+. Douglas Byrd

    • #13,383-17,843
      in National Rankings
    • #428-534
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #17-21
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #13-15
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 428+. Seventy-First High School

    All Rankings

    • #13,383-17,843
      in National Rankings
    • #428-534
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #17-21
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #13-15
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 428+. Westover High School

    • #13,383-17,843
      in National Rankings
    • #428-534
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #17-21
      in Fayetteville, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #13-15
      in Cumberland County Schools High Schools
  • 5 Best North Carolina High Schools

  • 1. The Early College at Guilford

    All Rankings

    • #35
      in National Rankings
    • #1
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #1
      in Greensboro, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #1
      in Guilford County Schools High Schools
    • #9
      in STEM High Schools
  • 2. STEM Early College at N.C. A&T

    All Rankings

    • #87
      in National Rankings
    • #2
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #2
      in Greensboro, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #2
      in Guilford County Schools High Schools
  • 3. Raleigh Charter High School

    All Rankings

    • #123
      in National Rankings
    • #3
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #1
      in Raleigh, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #31
      in Charter High Schools
    • #106
      in STEM High Schools
  • 4. Woods Charter

    All Rankings

    • #172
      in National Rankings
    • #4
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #1
      in Durham, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #43
      in Charter High Schools
  • 5. Philip J. Weaver Ed Center

    All Rankings

    • #240
      in National Rankings
    • #5
      in North Carolina High Schools
    • #3
      in Greensboro, NC Metro Area High Schools
    • #3
      in Guilford County Schools High Schools
    • #56
      in Magnet High Schools