Apex High School
Apex High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
- Apex High School's student population of 2,057 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
- The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||2,057 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||110 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Apex High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year Data||This School||State Level (NC)|
|Overall School Rank||#151 out of 2,538 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||19:1||16:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Wake County s School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Apex Laurel Park Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 967 students
2450 Laura Duncan Rd
Apex, NC 27523
(919)290-2333 1.0 PK-5 967
- Apex Salem Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 585 students
6116 Old Jenks Road
Apex, NC 27523
(919)363-2865 1.0 PK-5 585
- Apex Salem Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 1109 students
6150 Old Jenks Road
Apex, NC 27523
(919)363-1870 1.2 6-8 1109
- Apex Apex Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 1286 students
400 East Moore Street
Apex, NC 27502
(919)387-2181 1.4 6-8 1286
This is a very mediocre school. They say the class size is small, but it is not. My kids attended this school and we were not satisfied with their education. It is too big like all of the high schools in the area, but the main problem is the lack of education provided. They could be so much more. Very disappointing.
- Posted by Parent - Apex resident
Went to apex for 4 years. The school itself is disgusting. It has a serious cockroach infestation- you always had to keep your backpack on a chair because you never knew when a cockroach would scurry across the floor, wall, or even ceiling. It's especially bad in the girls locker rooms, we had to stand on benches when we got changed because they would scurry across the floor every time someone opened the door and light came in. All buildings, especially the pods have a serious mold problem. I couldn't even use one of the restrooms because it stank so bad of mold, which I'm allergic to, that I could barely breathe when I went in. The air conditioner broke many times, and sometimes the heat got so bad we would have to have class outside. The older buildings were supposed to be demolished and rebuilt this year but knowing Wake County this will never happen. The teachers are underpaid, unmotivated and ofter unqualified. Not to name names but a certain elderly teacher should have been forced to retire years ago due to incompetence. She never taught us, most students watched movies on their laptops while she rambled on about God knows what. Teachers are not properly evaluated in the classroom. The ones that are qualified are not motivated to teach and don't care about the students. They have rightfully given up due to the state refusing to pay them enough to live without taking two or three side jobs. If you are considering sending your child to Apex, consider another school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - weine
Apex High school is a pathetic excuse for a learning facility. Aside from the over crowding and extreme lack of resources, there is a major mold problem throughout the school mainly in the air vents. It's is truely disgusting. If you have any choice, do not let your child attend this school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Harle
To the previous poster of 1/14/14: This is a wake county policy, not set by the school. I believe there are dedicated open houses for incoming freshman. You can probably call Apex Middle or Lufkin Road Middle for the date given to their 8th graders for open house. Other than a private or magnet school Apex High, Panther Creek and Green Hope are very good area high schools. The problem may be that these schools do not feel the need to "sell" their school as they are so popular with the local neighborhoods that they are already overcrowded. FYI, Friendship High is scheduled to be built in 2015 which may ease some of the crowding in Apex and Panther Creek.
- Posted by Parent - jenni
My family is moving to the Raleigh area and I WAS very interested in Apex high school mainly b/c I thought it "looked" good on paper. I called to ask if I could tour the school while I was in Raleigh. I was told by Student Services they do not give tours. I asked how do prospective students and parents get to see the school. I was told once you register your child at the school, then they come to a type of orientation if they are freshman and upper classman can come during the summer to walk around the building. She then informed me otherwise they would have people school shopping all the time. What a load of crap. No thanks. A school that doesn't give tours has something to HIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most schools love to brag about the facility, the students and their achievements as well as the faculty. Not this one, apparently.
- Posted by Parent - lorvi