Wake County Schools

22 reviews
  1. Cary, NC
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 27609
Telephone
(919) 431-7400

Wake County Schools Rankings

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  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1180
2,825 responses
Average ACT
27
1,569 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
153,534
Free or Reduced Lunch
33.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,757
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,276,435,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,456/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%

Reviews

22 reviews
  • Excellent
    5
  • Very Good
    12
  • Average
    3
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    1
My experience in Wake County Public schools seems to be too long and too short all at once. I have a fluctuating opinion on the schools, that goes to dismay to admiration, usually learning to the former. The teachers I have had, for the most part, had been very kind and well equipped with resources. Most I felt comfortable with, even if I had been new the school year. Even while experiencing emotional distraughts from moving from a very nice school, they had came to me with welcoming arms. The change of the sizes in students was almost overwhelming, but had it not been for that, I wouldn't have been able to meet and introduce myself to so many lovely faces! Wake county, you rock.
  • Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Being in a Wake County school all my life, I really enjoyed how all of the teachers were really helpful and nice. I also liked how each school was unique and had its own diversity within the school. Another thing that was interesting about Wake County Schools is how majority of the schools were big on sports, so watching your school play games were fun and enjoyable. One thing I did think that Wake County Schools lacked was preparing students for college because they really do not teach us the basic components of writing a college- style essay. But overall, I think that Wake County Schools is a great school district for any student who wants to succeed.
  • Alum
  • 1 month ago
I attended Athens Drive High School in Raleigh and overall it was a good school. There are teachers that really care about their students and I feel like I learned a lot. However, Wake County School Board needs a lot of work. There are teachers in the school system who let their students fail and have no desire to teach them the right way. As well, the Board of Wake County aren't real teachers and they don't understand what its like to be in a classroom. For example, high schoolers go to school before middle and elementary school when it should be in the reverse order. A good night's sleep is impossible for high schoolers if they have loads of homework and still have to wake up at 6am to go to school at 7. All research done by medical doctors shows that being a teenager is a critical period of development that is dependent on sleep.
  • Alum
  • 22 days ago