There are 17 schools in the Surry County system including three high schools. A detailed report on each school can be found at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website.
Surry Early College High School of Design was established in 2006 on the campus of Surry Community College. The program is a collaborative effort among the three school systems in Surry County and Surry Community College. The mission of the re-designed high school is to provide opportunities for students from a diverse background to achieve a college education. Each year approximately 80 ninth graders are admitted. Students are able to earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree or two years of college transfer credit in five years. For the 2009-10 year, students scored an average of 1773 on the three portions of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).