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

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    Public, Magnet
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    480 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 480 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 480 reviews
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    • 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.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Teachers: In general, the teachers are engaging and knowledgeable on the subjects being taught; however, there are certain instances where this isn't true. For the most part, teachers are prompt to class everyday. Videos and Powerpoints are commonly used by most teachers. Minimal hands-on activities are incorporated unless in a specific elective which allows this or a science classroom.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Enloe is a typical high school. There will always be a few that are on drugs, sell drugs, and all of the above. As for them getting caught is very rare. With that being said I don't feel unsafe because I know that at Enloe it's not to the point where it can affect the school or cause harm to everyone. We do have security guards that do there job and make sure that we students are safe, as well as a police officer who patrols the school. As for the school nurse, I have heard we have on but she is not always around.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: At Enloe we have a lot of different extracurricular activities that you can join and do. Our sports sections has a lot of different sports than any other high school in wake county.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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 61 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 52 responses

  • 25% Diversity
  • 21% Variety of classes
  • 13% An involved student body
  • 12% Rigor
  • 9% 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 51 responses

  • 35% Rigor
  • 33% Enloe students have superior passion and drive
  • 24% 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 53 responses

  • 40% Diverse
  • 17% Challenging
  • 13% Challenging yet Great
  • 13% All of the above
  • 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 46 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.