Apex High School in Apex, NC - Niche

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Apex High School is a public school in Apex, North Carolina. It has 2,585 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 75% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 251 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1501 Laura Duncan Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 387-2208

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3.5 from 251 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 2
    Overall Experience: Disgusting. Serious cockroach and mold infestations that interfered with learning on a very frequent basis. The older buildings were supposed to be demolished and rebuilt this year but I doubt it will ever happen. The school consistently gets the lowest health inspection scores compared to other schools in the area. Teachers were underpaid, unmotivated and sometimes unqualified. Most teachers worked one or two other jobs just to live.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Honestly I am so proud to be an Apex Alumni now!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school is great because I am apart of the Academy of Information Technology. In AOIT we experience internships, field trips and great teachers.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Some teachers are just terrible, some are okay. Some are great. A lot of kids just don't care and seem to get in the way of those who do, it's always annoying.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Apex High School has challenging, competitive academics to offer their students. However, the atheistic appeal of the school is largely lacking. There are issues with sanitation and pests ; spiders coming down from the ceiling, a possum hiding under the trailers, flooding of the pods and an infestation cockroaches. The buildings were built in the 1970's, are outdated and falling apart. The school is planning to renovate in the summer of 2016, and this would greatly impact many students feelings towards Apex High. Overall, this is a supportive environment that needs serious work to the physical appearance.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Green Hope High School 4 mi. 2,212
3.66 Cary High School 4 mi. 2,379
4.00 Panther Creek High School 6 mi. 2,338
3.33 Middle Creek High School 7 mi. 1,983
3.33 Holly Springs High School 8 mi. 2,229

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

Apex High School United States Cary High School Green Hope High School Holly Springs High School Middle Creek High School Panther Creek High School
White 75.0% 51.0% 51.0% 66.0% 65.0% 58.0% 55.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 19.0% 5.0% 16.0% 18.0% 13.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 17.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 8.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 5.0% 18.0% 2.0% 1.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0% 5.0% 4.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.3%
Grade 10 23.0%
Grade 11 25.3%
Grade 12 23.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 35% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 34% AOIT, sports programs, AP classes, faculty
  • 28% All the different kinds of people
  • 16% Great quality of performing arts (chorus, theater)
  • 16% Spanish Program, Teachers, Students
  • 6% School musicals

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 42% The old buildings
  • 20% The dirtiness of the campus
  • 16% Cockroaches. Cockroaches everywhere.
  • 9% Facilities (bathrooms mainly) are bad quality
  • 4% People aren't good
  • 4% Inappropriate teachers
  • 4% Annoying people

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 22 responses

  • 68% It's academic excellence
  • 18% Sports
  • 9% Great quality of performing arts (chorus, theater)
  • 5% The 8 point grading scale really fcked me over

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 36% Average
  • 28% Excellent
  • 16% Friendly
  • 12% Family
  • 4% Okay
  • 4% Disgusting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 36% Be involved
  • 32% Get involved and join clubs
  • 16% Be yourself. You'll find people you fit in with.
  • 8% Befriend as many people as possible
  • 8% Join clubs

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 23% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 5% I hate everything about this school.