Both my sons went/are going to RCHS. (School site)
US News just came out with high school rankings. RCHS is 24th nationally. And it is a charter school, like many of the schools in the ranking.
AND....admission is by lottery. AND the school is in downtown Raleigh.
Why is the minority enrollment so low? (It's not THAT low, it's 10%)
Remember, admission is by lottery, the school is in an urban area where the minority population is 25% or more, and the school has enormous value-added (class size 12, teachers with PhDs, etc).
Overall, NC does reasonably well.
Some people have called RCHS a "segregation academy." That doesn't make sense to me. Why don't more minorities apply? The lottery, after all, ensures that the proportion that apply will be the proportion accepted.