Cary, NC is #40 on the list Top 100 Best Places to Raise a Family in the South in 2023

Does Cary, North Carolina have good schools?

When determining if Cary, North Carolina, has good schools, we analyze key factors including math proficiency, reading/language proficiency, students-per-teacher ratio, average teacher salaries, National Blue Ribbon awards, Spelling Bee and STEM/non-STEM national competitions, and more.

SchoolsNational RankingsPrivate School Enrollment
Elementary schools in CaryScored 53.3Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 53.3 to elementary education in Cary, North Carolina (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.11.0%
Middle schools in CaryScored 55.8Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 55.8 to middle education in Cary, North Carolina (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.12.7%
High schools in CaryScored 52.0Dwellics analytics team assigned the score [r_high] to high education in Cary, North Carolina (with 100 being the best). on a scale of 0 to 100.13.2%

Dwellics searched for winners of 69 nationwide competitions for school children in both STEM and non-STEM fields and found 114.0 winners in Cary, North Carolina in the last 5 years.

Elementary Schools in Cary, North Carolina

There are 24 public elementary schools in Cary, North Carolina. The public elementary schools in Cary are rated 53.3 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among elementary school students, approximately 11.0% are enrolled at private schools in Cary.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Cary, North Carolina at the elementary level is 60.8%, and proficient in reading & language arts 61.7%.

The average salary of an elementary school teacher in Cary is $34,834 per year. The average number of elementary school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Cary is 14.0.

Middle Schools in Cary, North Carolina

There are 8 public middle schools in Cary, North Carolina. The public middle schools in Cary are rated 55.8 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among middle school students, approximately 12.7% are enrolled at private schools in Cary.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Cary, North Carolina at the middle schools level is 55.3%, and proficient in reading & language arts 61.3%.

The average salary of a middle school teacher in Cary is $34,878 per year. The average number of middle school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Cary is 15.0.

High Schools in Cary, North Carolina

There are 7 high schools in Cary, North Carolina. The public high schools in Cary are rated 52.0 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among high school students, approximately 13.2% are enrolled at private schools in Cary.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Cary, North Carolina at the high school level is 65.7%, and proficient in reading & language arts 69.4%.

The average salary of a high school teacher in Cary is $34,878 per year. The average number of high school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Cary is 20.0.

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Pros and Cons of living in Cary, North Carolina in reviews from users in their own words:

ProsCons
  • "doctors, grocers, churches, sunshine, mild winters, near mountains, trails"
  • "Cary is beautiful, there is a palpable sense of community, the population is diverse, there is an absence of crime."
  • "food, hospital, outdoors, jobs, career"
  • "Quiet"
  • "Cleanliness "
  • "well planned"
  • "humidity, high taxes"
  • "hot, too many people"
  • "Nothing in walking distance"
  • "Not near ocean"
  • "population increase"