Wake County Schools - North Carolina - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Total Schools
    171
  • Students
    150,956
  • Grades
    PK, K-12
  • Reviews
    4,747 3.6
  • Ranking

Wake County Schools is centered in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has 150,956 students attending 171 schools in grades PK and K-12. According to state standards, 54% of students in this district are considered proficient in math and/or reading. The district has an annual budget of $1,353,430,000, spending an average of $9,135 per student. There have been 4,747 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 27609

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 4,747 reviews

    • High School Sophomore
    • 2
    Overall Experience at Sanderson High School: Sanderson some good teachers and it has some good students. The key word is some. I don't know if its a majority but its looking like that in how many are "bad". Racially its pretty jacked up, black persons and other minorities all do normal classes while honors classes are vastly white maybe with 1 to 3 minority students. Its a divided school, 30% are good and smart, the rest aren't.

    Compared nationally it is a 2 star school or "Below Average" in my book. For a smart person it is a poor school if you get above 3.25 GPA's then don't go here.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Garner High School: I wish I'd decided to apply myself earlier and had a better experience.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Cary High School: It's great, everybody was like a family. Wouldn't want to go to another high school.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience at East Wake High School School of Integrated Technology: I loved some of the teachers but of course we also had teachers that didn't seem to know what exactly they were teaching. The staff is very friendly and there are many opportunities within this school. One thing I disliked in this school but of course its not the school's fault is the way some students think or are disrespectful to their teachers.The school really had some amazing teachers as well as staff they helped me when I was in need.

Academics Read more about this district's academics

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 Adams Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Alston Ridge Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Apex Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Apex High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Apex Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Athens Drive High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Aversboro Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Baileywick Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Ballentine Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Banks Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Barwell Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Baucom Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Brassfield Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Brentwood Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Briarcliff Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Brier Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Brooks Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Bugg Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Carnage Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.66 Carpenter Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Carroll Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Carver Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Cary Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Cary High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Cedar Fork Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Centennial Campus Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.33 Combs Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Conn Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Creech Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Daniels Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Davis Drive Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Davis Drive Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Dillard Drive Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Dillard Drive Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Douglas Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Durant Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Durant Road Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 East Cary Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 East Garner Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 East Garner Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.00 East Millbrook Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.00 East Wake High School School of Integrated Technology Public 9-12 High
3.00 East Wake Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 East Wake School of Arts, Education & Global Studies Public 9-12 High
3.00 East Wake School of Engineering Systems Public 9-12 High
3.66 East Wake School of Health Science Public 9-12 High
3.66 Farmington Woods Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.66 Forest Pines Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Forestville Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Fox Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Fuller Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.66 Fuquay-Varina Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Fuquay-Varina High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Fuquay-Varina Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Garner High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 Green Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Green Hope Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Green Hope High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Harris Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Herbert Akins Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Heritage Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Heritage High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Heritage Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Highcroft Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Hilburn Drive Academy Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Hodge Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Holly Grove Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Holly Grove Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Holly Ridge Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Holly Ridge Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Holly Springs Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Holly Springs High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Hunter Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.66 Jeffreys Grove Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Jones Dairy Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Joyner Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Kingswood Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Knightdale Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Knightdale High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Lacy Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Lake Myra Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Laurel Park Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Lead Mine Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Leesville Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Leesville Road High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Leesville Road Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Ligon Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.00 Lincoln Heights Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Lockhart Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Longview School Public 6-12 High
3.66 Lufkin Road Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Lynn Road Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Martin Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.66 Middle Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Middle Creek High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Millbrook Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Millbrook High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Mills Park Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Mills Park Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
4.00 Morrisville Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Mt. Vernon School Public, Alternative K-8 Elementary
3.66 Needham Broughton High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 North Forest Pines Drive Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 North Garner Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 North Ridge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Northwoods Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Oak Grove Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Olds Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Olive Chapel Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Panther Creek High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Partnership Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Penny Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Phillips High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.66 Pleasant Union Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Poe Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Powell Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Rand Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Reedy Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Reedy Creek Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Richland Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 River Bend Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
River Oaks Middle School Public, Alternative 6-8 Middle
3.66 Rolesville Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Rolesville Middle School Public 6-7 Middle
3.33 Root Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Salem Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Salem Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Sanderson High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Sanford Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Smith Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Southeast Raleigh High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Stough Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Swift Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Sycamore Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Timber Drive Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Turner Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Underwood Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.33 Vance Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Vandora Springs Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Wake Early College of Health & Sciences Public 9-12 High
3.33 Wakefield Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Wakefield High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Wakefield Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Wake Forest Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Wake Forest-Rolesville High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Wakelon Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School Public 9-10 Middle
Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy Public, All-Boys 6-9 Middle
Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy Public, All-Girls 6-9 Middle
Walnut Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Washington Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.66 Weatherstone Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Wendell Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 Wendell Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 West Cary Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 West Lake Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 West Lake Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 West Millbrook Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Wilburn Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Wildwood Forest Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Wiley Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.66 William G. Enloe High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Willow Springs Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Yates Mill Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 York Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Zebulon Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Zebulon Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Religion Grades Grade Level
4.00 Durham Academy None PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
4.00 Cary Academy None 6-12 High
Fellowship Baptist Academy Inter-/Non-denominational K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Cresset Christian Academy Baptist PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.66 St. Mary's School Episcopal 9-12 High
3.66 Mount Zion Christian Academy Inter-/Non-denominational K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 St. David's School Episcopal K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Raleigh Christian Academy Baptist PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Heritage Christian Academy Baptist PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Camelot Academy None K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 St. Thomas More Academy Catholic 9-12 High
3.00 Trinity Academy of Raleigh Inter-/Non-denominational K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Johnathan's House Christian School Pentecostal PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.00 Cardinal Gibbons High School Catholic 9-12 High
3.00 Grace Christian School Inter-/Non-denominational K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 North Raleigh Christian Academy Inter-/Non-denominational K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Wake Christian Academy Inter-/Non-denominational K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Cary Christian School Inter-/Non-denominational K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
The Hill Center None 1-12 Elementary, High
2.33 Friendship Christian School Baptist PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
2.33 Neuse Christian Academy Baptist K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Word of God Christian Academy Inter-/Non-denominational K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
The Trilogy School None 2-12 Elementary, High
Faith Assembly Christian Academy Inter-/Non-denominational PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High

Nearby School Districts

Niche Grade Name
2.66 Durham Public Schools
1.66 Harnett County Schools
3.33 Chatham County Schools
3.00 Johnston County Schools
2.00 Franklin County Schools
2.33 Granville County Schools
2.33 Nash-Rocky Mount Schools

Comparable School Districts

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Schools
3.00 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 124 mi. 175
3.66 Prince William County Public Schools 212 mi. 89
4.33 Fairfax County Public Schools 231 mi. 219
2.00 Prince George's County Public Schools 238 mi. 209
4.00 Montgomery County Public Schools 247 mi. 207

Around Wake County Schools

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

Gender

Gender
Male 51%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Wake County Schools United States Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Fairfax County Public Schools Montgomery County Public Schools Prince George's County Public Schools Prince William County Public Schools
White 49.0% 51.0% 31.3% 42.5% 33.0% 4.5% 35.1%
African American 24.4% 15.0% 41.7% 10.4% 21.3% 66.1% 20.6%
Hispanic 15.6% 25.0% 18.8% 22.6% 26.6% 24.2% 29.5%
Asian 6.4% 4.8% 5.2% 19.4% 14.3% 2.9% 7.6%
Multiracial 4.2% 2.8% 2.5% 4.8% 4.6% 1.7% 6.7%
Native American 0.3% 1.1% 0.5% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.4% 0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%

Enrollment

Enrollment
PreK 1.1%
Kindergarten 8.0%
Grade 1 8.1%
Grade 2 7.9%
Grade 3 7.5%
Grade 4 8.0%
Grade 5 7.7%
Grade 6 7.8%
Grade 7 7.6%
Grade 8 7.5%
Grade 9 8.5%
Grade 10 7.4%
Grade 11 6.7%
Grade 12 6.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this district's educational outcomes