Apex High School

  • Apex High School serves 2,057 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 73% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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Apex High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • 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 OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,057 students
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Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Apex High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Apex High School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#151 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
17%
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Black
10%
26%
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White
67%
49%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Apex High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.520.46
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Graduation Rate
96%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWake County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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  2.40 out of 5  (5 reviews)
1  
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.
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2  
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.
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2  
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.
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5  
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.
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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.
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