Davidson Academy Ranks High
The Davidson Academy was ranked the #1 best public high school in America by Niche.com! The Academy also received the following accolades for Niche's 2024 rankings:
- Ranked #1 Best Public Middle School in America
- Ranked #1 Best Magnet High School in America
- Ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in America
- Ranked #1 Best Public Middle School Teachers in America
The Davidson Academy is more than a laundry list of opportunities forged or found, it’s more than an ‘intellectual environment’, more than a ‘rigorous education’. It’s a home. Credits, resumes, numbers on a page, all fall away in the face of what is truly amazing about this place.
The social environment here is very warm and accepting of different people and viewpoints, and it’s collaborative instead of competitive. If a friend asks me how I did on an assignment, it’s not because they want to know if they did better than me; it’s because they care about my academic growth and want me to succeed.
One thing is very clear. The school is here to help students who want to learn. You can see this quality in its specialized learning plan. Every year, during the first few weeks of the school year, the DA develops a personalized learning schedule for each student. This way, rather than being separated by grade, students are placed into classes based on their academic ability.
“Academically, the Davidson Academy is a paradise. The teachers only care about their students succeeding. They are some of the nicest people that you will ever meet in your life, and they are quite open-minded to helping you change your homework load if needed. If you need help with anything, you can always ask your teacher to help you understand it, and they will help you.”