Wake County Schools

33 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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1180
2,922 responses
Average ACT
27
1,625 responses

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

33 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    18
  • Average
    4
  • 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
  • 3 months ago
Wake County is a very good county, especially compared to others. Obviously there are some ups and downs and some schools are better than others, but overall my family has loved it. My brother just graduated and I'm in high school. It's been a good experience so far!
  • Sophomore
  • 15 days ago
I graduated from Fuquay Varina High School in 2013. The public school was overall good school. It was a little bit unorganized, but the amount of AP classes and after school clubs was great! I enjoyed my four years there.
  • Alum
  • 1 month ago