• Ranking by US News & World Report 

    The US News and World Report ranks Atkins High School as # 24 in North Carolina.  Atkins is the top-ranked school in WS/FCS.  In addition, Atkins is ranked #124 for magnet schools in the nation.

    This ranking is based on several factors:

    1) The school attains performance levels that exceed statistical expectations given the school's relative level of student poverty, as measured by state accountability test scores for all the school's students in the core subjects of reading and math.*

    2) The school achieves proficiency rates on state tests for its least-advantaged student groups – e.g., black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students – that are equal to or exceed state averages.*

    3) The school graduates its students at a rate that surpasses a basic national standard.*

    4) The school prepares its students for college, as measured by student participation in and performance on AP exams.*

    Learn more about Atkins here.