Wake County Schools - North Carolina - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Total Schools
    172
  • Students
    153,534
  • Grades
    PK, K-12
  • Reviews
    5,630 3.7
  • Ranking

Wake County Schools is centered in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has 153,534 students attending 172 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 5,630 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 27609

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 5,630 reviews

    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics at Heritage High School: Heritage HS offers a wide range of courses. I was able to take every AP class I was interested in taking. There are so many options available for electives, I wish I had more time to just explore them. I did not like the fact that kids who were not really honors students, were put in honors classes anyway and just did not have to complete the honors project. I feel like it caused the class to be brought down academically to their level. Honors should be for above average students, not everyone. The AP classes were, of course an, option. However, the incresed workload in AP classes made it impossibly difficult to take all AP classes for your core classes while still completing other sports and activities to be well rounded. Many of my teachers were amazing and dedicated, going above and beyond to help us learn and achieve all that we could. There were a few awful teachers, but that just made you appreciate the great ones even more.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity at Heritage High School: I feel that Heritage is a diverse community especially considering the area in which it is located. There are a wide variety of clubs and activities representing many interest as well as cultures. While everyone might not be best friends (it is a big school) I feel like like there is an atmosphere of respect and acceptance. All the students I know are involved in something, whether it be a sport, one of the bands, theater, or one of the many, many clubs and societies. I think for the most part my school and generation is pretty accepting of our differences. The word I hear the most in relation to someone our parents would probably consider out of the norm is "whatever". There is a general feeling of everyone has the right to do their thing.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety at Sanderson High School: It's pretty good ... We have a great police officer
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars at Sanderson High School: Some are fun and some as boring but most of them are too much to handle.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Sanderson High School: I mean it's good for learning but not the best.

Academics Read more about this district's academics

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 Adams Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Alston Ridge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Apex Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Apex High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Apex Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Athens Drive High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Aversboro Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Baileywick Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Ballentine Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Banks Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Barwell Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Baucom Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Brassfield Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Brentwood Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 Briarcliff Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Brier Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Brooks Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.33 Bugg Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 Carnage Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.00 Carpenter Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Carroll Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Carver Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Cary Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Cary High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Cedar Fork Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Centennial Campus Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.00 Combs Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.66 Conn Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.33 Creech Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Daniels Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Davis Drive Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Davis Drive Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Dillard Drive Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Dillard Drive Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Douglas Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.66 Durant Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Durant Road Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 East Cary Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 East Garner Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 East Garner Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.33 East Millbrook Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.00 East Wake High School School of Integrated Technology Public 9-12 High
2.33 East Wake Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.00 East Wake School of Arts, Education & Global Studies Public 9-12 High
2.33 East Wake School of Engineering Systems Public 9-12 High
2.66 East Wake School of Health Science Public 9-12 High
3.00 Farmington Woods Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.66 Forest Pines Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Forestville Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Fox Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Fuller Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.66 Fuquay-Varina Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Fuquay-Varina High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Fuquay-Varina Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Garner High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.66 Green Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Green Hope Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Green Hope High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Harris Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Herbert Akins Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Heritage Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Heritage High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Heritage Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Highcroft Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Hilburn Drive Academy Public K-7 Elementary, Middle
2.33 Hodge Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Holly Grove Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Holly Grove Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Holly Ridge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Holly Ridge Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Holly Springs Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Holly Springs High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Hunter Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 Jeffreys Grove Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Jones Dairy Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Joyner Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 Kingswood Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Knightdale Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.00 Knightdale High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Lacy Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Lake Myra Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Laurel Park Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Lead Mine Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Leesville Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Leesville Road High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Leesville Road Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Ligon Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
2.33 Lincoln Heights Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.66 Lockhart Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Longview School Public 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Lufkin Road Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Lynn Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Martin Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.00 Middle Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Middle Creek High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Millbrook Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Millbrook High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Mills Park Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Mills Park Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.33 Morrisville Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.00 Mt. Vernon School Public, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Needham Broughton High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 North Forest Pines Drive Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 North Garner Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 North Ridge Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Northwoods Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Oak Grove Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Olds Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Olive Chapel Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.66 Panther Creek High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Partnership Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Penny Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Phillips High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
3.00 Pleasant Union Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Poe Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Powell Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Rand Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Reedy Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Reedy Creek Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Richland Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 River Bend Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
1.33 River Oaks Middle School Public, Alternative 6-8 Middle
3.00 Rolesville Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Rolesville High School Public 9-10 Middle
2.00 Rolesville Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Root Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Salem Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Salem Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Sanderson High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Sanford Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Smith Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.00 Southeast Raleigh High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
2.66 Stough Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Swift Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Sycamore Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Timber Drive Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Turner Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Underwood Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.66 Vance Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Vandora Springs Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Wake Early College of Health & Sciences Public 9-12 High
2.66 Wakefield Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Wakefield High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Wakefield Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Wake Forest Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Wake Forest High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Wakelon Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School Public 9-11 High
2.66 Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy Public 6-10 Middle
2.33 Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy Public, All-Girls 6-10 Middle
2.33 Walnut Creek Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Washington Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 Weatherstone Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Wendell Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.33 Wendell Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 West Cary Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 West Lake Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 West Lake Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 West Millbrook Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Wilburn Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Wildwood Forest Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Wiley Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.33 William G. Enloe High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.00 Willow Springs Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Yates Mill Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 York Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Zebulon Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.66 Zebulon Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

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

Nearby School Districts

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

Comparable School Districts

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Schools
3.00 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 134 mi. 165
3.66 Prince William County Public Schools 208 mi. 89
4.33 Fairfax County Public Schools 220 mi. 218
2.33 Prince George's County Public Schools 223 mi. 209
4.33 Montgomery County Public Schools 236 mi. 207

Around Wake County Schools

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 51%

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 48.6% 51.0% 30.8% 41.7% 32.0% 4.5% 34.2%
African American 24.4% 15.0% 41.2% 10.3% 21.4% 64.6% 20.6%
Hispanic 15.6% 25.0% 19.4% 23.3% 27.4% 25.8% 30.4%
Asian 6.8% 4.8% 5.5% 19.5% 14.4% 2.8% 7.8%
Multiracial 4.1% 2.8% 2.4% 4.9% 4.6% 1.7% 6.5%
Native American 0.3% 1.1% 0.5% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Kindergarten 8.0%
Grade 1 8.2%
Grade 2 8.1%
Grade 3 7.8%
Grade 4 7.5%
Grade 5 8.0%
Grade 6 7.7%
Grade 7 7.9%
Grade 8 7.7%
Grade 9 8.3%
Grade 10 7.6%
Grade 11 6.9%
Grade 12 6.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this district's educational outcomes