William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh, NC - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
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    483 3.6
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William G. Enloe High School is a public magnet school in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has 2,644 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 62% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 483 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

128 Clarendon Crescent
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 856-7918

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 483 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are a multitude of extracurricular activities to get involved in at Enloe. There is something for everyone from GSA to FCE to Key Club and BSU. If there is a will, there is something to get involved in.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Enloe is very competitive in terms of the education given to the students. Sometimes it seems like parents have a significant influence on the course loads of many students. There are over 30 or 40 AP level classes that are taught at Enloe. It helps with college preparation but the pressure of taking 5 or 6 AP classes that are all fast-paced in one year is quite overwhelming. Since there are a lot of students who do these, students feel like they have to do it to go have a high GPA and class rank so they can get it into the best schools.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: The teachers at Enloe High School care about their students and want their students to be as successful as possible. They are always available to any questions during lunch and after school. Some of the teachers go above and beyond for the students and some have engaging lessons while some are dead-beat boring. All in all, the teachers at Enloe are good and adequately prepare their students for college.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There is a wide range of extracurricular activities at this school; everything from sports to drama club exist.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: There are many opportunities offered at this school to be involved in clubs/organizations, various electives, and a personal choice to be in higher level classes such as: AP courses, IB courses and Honors courses. For the most part, the school is easily accessible. Enloe has a rich arts and music program along with strong math and science programs.

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Around William G. Enloe High School

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


Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

William G. Enloe High School United States Garner High School Millbrook High School Needham Broughton High School Sanderson High School Southeast Raleigh High School
African American 38.0% 15.0% 38.0% 29.0% 31.0% 24.0% 72.0%
White 27.0% 51.0% 37.0% 49.0% 49.0% 54.0% 8.0%
Asian 16.0% 4.8% 1.0% 4.0% 4.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Hispanic 11.0% 25.0% 17.0% 12.0% 11.0% 13.0% 11.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 3.0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.4%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 23.6%
Grade 12 22.6%

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 62 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 53 responses

  • 25% Diversity
  • 21% Variety of classes
  • 13% An involved student body
  • 12% Rigor
  • 10% School Spirit
  • 7% Passionate teachers
  • 6% The arts
  • 5% Many ap options
  • 1% That one time that it rained porn in the atrium
  • 1% The Special Ed Department
  • 1% JROTC

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 18% Quality of teachers has fallen, outside areas
  • 17% Poor behavior
  • 17% Pressure to take advanced classes
  • 12% Over-competitive
  • 10% Security is only present after problems occur
  • 10% Teachers don't get paid squat
  • 7% Smells & stays dirty, students have little respect
  • 7% Administration
  • 2% Standard classes are way too easy

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 52 responses

  • 37% Rigor
  • 33% Enloe students have superior passion and drive
  • 23% It has 8 periods and is not blocked schedule
  • 6% JROTC
  • 2% The dance program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 39% Diverse
  • 17% Challenging
  • 15% All of the above
  • 13% Challenging yet Great
  • 11% You make it what you want it to be
  • 6% Something and someone for everyone

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 37% Embrace diversity and respect for others.
  • 29% Be dedicated
  • 20% All of the above.
  • 10% Don't try to be cool. Everything is cool at Enloe
  • 5% Study and be yourself.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.