The Best Schools in Burlington, NC

Best Burlington NC Schools

Part of what makes Burlington such an attractive destination to Triangle area home buyers are the public and private schools in town. The public schools here are part of the Alamance-Burlington School System, and not surprisingly, you’ll also find a number of high-performing private schools in the Burlington area as well. Below is a closer look at just some of the best schools you'll find throughout the Burlington, North Carolina area.

Edwin M Holt Elementary

4751 NC-62, Burlington, NC 27215 | Website

For younger kids, Edwin M Holt Elementary gets high marks. The public elementary school takes in kids from kindergarten through the fifth grade. With around 500 students enrolled, the school gets an overall seven out of 10 from GreatSchools, with some of its highest marks for student progress and test scores, which are above the state average

Burlington Christian Academy

621 E 6th St #6501, Burlington, NC 27215 | Website

Another highly rated private high school in Burlington, according to, is Burlington Christian Academy. The school also takes kids from Pre-K through the 12th grade. The school receives an overall Niche grade of a “B+”, with its highest marks for academics. Around 600 students are enrolled at Burlington Christian, which also has a low student-teacher ratio. 

The Burlington School

1615 Greenwood Terrace, Burlington, NC 27215 | Website

As for some of the area’s private schools, ranks The Burlington School as the second best private high school in Alamance County. The Burlington School gets an overall Niche grade of an “A”, with high marks for its academics, diversity, and its clubs and activities. The school has an enrollment of around 400 students in Pre-K through the 12th grade. The college prep school boasts it offers a progressive curriculum in core subjects, community service, and in character education. 

Walter Williams High School

1307 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215 | Website

As for public high schools in Burlington, Walter Williams High School gets an overall “B” from The high school serves kids from ninth through 12th grade. Walter Williams gets an admirable “A+” for its diversity and a “B+” for college prep. There are around 1,200 students enrolled in the high school. 

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Clover Garden School

2454 Altamahaw Union Ridge Rd, Burlington, NC 27217 | Website

Another high-performing school in Burlington is Clover Garden School. The public charter school gets an overall seven out of 10 from GreatSchools, including an impressive nine out of 10 for the category of college readiness. The school also gets marks higher than the state average for its test scores. Children from kindergarten through 12th grade attend Clover Garden School. 

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