Wake County Public Schools

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There are 189 public schools in Wake County County, North Carolina, serving 156,249 students.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina state average of 48%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the state average of 15:1.

Wake County Public Schools

County Statistics

About Wake County County County Statistics (NC) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 849,867 people 9,242,160 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 48% 24%
Median Household Income $61,696 $41,544
Recent Public School Articles
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
Charter Schools Produce More Graduates than Public Schools
Studies show that graduation rates at charter schools outpace graduation rates at public schools. Learn how charter schools have been able to improve graduation rates, and the positive effects charter schools have on studentsí lives in the long-term.
Changing Demographics Will Alter the Diversity of Public Schools
Learn about projected changes in public school enrollment of various ethnic groups and what problems may be ahead for state education systems as they try to cope with increasing financial demands as a result of increased enrollment.
Did You Know?
Wake County, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of .62, which is lower than the North Carolina average of .64. The most diverse school district in Wake County is Wake County Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or in the USA.
Wake County County School News