Apex High School in Apex, NC - Niche

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Apex High School is a public school in Apex, North Carolina. It has 2,527 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 264 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 264 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: There are cops around school to make sure everyone is behaving and they are there for support and guidance as well for anyone who needs it. Usually he just ends up sitting in his office all day. There are "security guards" who check junior and senior school passes to allow us off campus since the underclassmen are not allowed off campus. I feel safe because the school has practice drills and there are security cameras around the school.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are many clubs and sports teams. Most people at school are either in a club or on a sports team. Sometimes people are on both. The administration is very helpful when it comes to answering questions and providing activities and being involved in them. The clubs have rules just like sports teams; you may not miss a certain amount of meetings and you have to be on time to be considered in the club. The most popular club at my school is student council. My best friend is student council president all 4 years of high school and has done a great job of promoting and getting others of all grades involved. It is now the "cool thing" to be in student council.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The teachers want all their kids to succeed. The sports coaches provide everything for their athletes and make sure everyone has good grades and is doing well in class and not causing any problems before they allow the athlete to play in a game. I enjoy this school because the administrators have a good sense of humor and want to make school as interesting as possible. There are always fundraisers and events at the school to try and get as many people involved in the community as possible. I have met amazing people and wouldn't want to change a thing.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: i have noticed that the younger teachers are better at keeping students engaged in a classroom and are more fun to have than an older teacher. Some of the older teachers at our school are very strict and sometimes the students hesitate whether to raise their hand or not because we are afraid of their response depending on their mood.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My school experience has been pretty run of the mill there hasn't been anything very bad or very good. It's been really normal.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Green Hope High School 4 mi. 2,280
3.33 Cary High School 4 mi. 2,349
3.66 Panther Creek High School 6 mi. 2,584
3.33 Middle Creek High School 7 mi. 2,163
3.00 Holly Springs High School 8 mi. 2,332

Around Apex High School

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

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 73.0% 51.0% 51.0% 65.0% 66.0% 58.0% 55.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 25.0% 17.0% 4.0% 10.0% 15.0% 8.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 19.0% 5.0% 15.0% 18.0% 14.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 5.0% 20.0% 2.0% 1.0% 17.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 23.0%
Grade 10 29.6%
Grade 11 25.8%
Grade 12 21.7%

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 41 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 34% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 38% AOIT, sports programs, AP classes, faculty
  • 26% All the different kinds of people
  • 18% Spanish Program, Teachers, Students
  • 13% Great quality of performing arts (chorus, theater)
  • 5% School musicals

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 40% The old buildings
  • 19% The dirtiness of the campus
  • 15% Cockroaches. Cockroaches everywhere.
  • 9% Facilities (bathrooms mainly) are bad quality
  • 8% Annoying people
  • 6% Inappropriate teachers
  • 4% People aren't good

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 59% It's academic excellence
  • 19% Sports
  • 7% Great quality of performing arts (chorus, theater)
  • 7% CTE programs
  • 4% The 8 point grading scale really fcked me over
  • 4% Nothing

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 37% Average
  • 27% Excellent
  • 17% Friendly
  • 10% Family
  • 7% Okay
  • 3% Disgusting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 33% Get involved and join clubs
  • 33% Be involved
  • 19% Be yourself. You'll find people you fit in with.
  • 7% Befriend as many people as possible
  • 7% Join clubs

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.