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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 243 public schools in Wake County, NC, serving 186,276 students.
  • Wake County, NC public school have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Wake County have an average ranking in the top 10% of North Carolina public schools.
  • The top ranked public school in Wake County, NC are Quest Academy, Raleigh Charter High School and Wake Stem Early College High School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is equal to the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the North Carolina public school average of 16:1.

Top Wake County Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Abbotts Creek Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Top 20%
    9900 Durant Road
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919)694-0555

    Grades: PK-5 | 849 students
  • Adams Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 52%
    Rank: Top 30%
    805 Cary Towne Blvd
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919)460-3431

    Grades: PK-5 | 664 students
  • Alston Ridge Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
    Rank: Top 10%
    11555 Green Level Church Rd.
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919)544-2474

    Grades: PK-5 | 1029 students
  • Apex Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
    Rank: Top 20%
    700 Tingen Road
    Apex, NC 27502
    (919)387-2150

    Grades: PK-5 | 627 students
  • Apex Friendship High School Math: 65% | Reading: 70%
    Rank: Top 20%
    7801 Humie Olive Rd
    Apex, NC 27502
    (919)694-0500

    Grades: 9-12 | 2243 students
  • Apex Friendship Middle School
    7801 Humie Olive Rd
    Apex, NC 27502
    (919)431-7400

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Apex High School Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
    Rank: Top 10%
    7600 Roberts Road
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919)387-2208

    Grades: 9-12 | 2033 students
  • Apex Middle School Math: 72% | Reading: 70%
    Rank: Top 10%
    400 East Moore Street
    Apex, NC 27502
    (919)387-2181

    Grades: 6-8 | 1243 students
  • Aristotle Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    8101 Fallsdale Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28214
    (704)215-4550

    Grades: K-5 | 124 students
  • Athens Drive High School Magnet School
    Math: 48% | Reading: 55%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1420 Athens Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919)233-4050

    Grades: 9-12 | 2083 students
  • Aversboro Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 36%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1605 Aversboro Rd
    Garner, NC 27529
    (919)662-2325

    Grades: PK-5 | 584 students
  • Baileywick Road Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    9425 Baileywick Road
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    (919)518-0090

    Grades: PK-5 | 439 students
  • Ballentine Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Top 20%
    1651 North Mclaurin Lane
    Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
    (919)557-1120

    Grades: PK-5 | 581 students
  • Banks Road Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Top 20%
    10225 Chambers Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27603
    (919)890-7333

    Grades: PK-5 | 697 students
  • Barwell Road Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3925 Barwell Road
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    (919)661-5405

    Grades: PK-5 | 683 students
  • Baucom Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Top 10%
    400 Hunter St
    Apex, NC 27502
    (919)387-2168

    Grades: PK-5 | 651 students
  • Beaverdam Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3591 Tarheel Club Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919)694-0222

    Grades: PK-5 | 761 students
  • Brassfield Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Top 10%
    2001 Brassfield Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919)870-4080

    Grades: K-5 | 747 students
  • Brentwood Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3426 Ingram Dr
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919)850-8720

    Grades: PK-5 | 437 students
  • Briarcliff Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Top 20%
    1220 Pond St
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919)460-3443

    Grades: PK-5 | 544 students
  • Brier Creek Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 52%
    Rank: Top 50%
    9801 Brier Creek Parkway
    Raleigh, NC 27617
    (919)484-4747

    Grades: PK-5 | 806 students
  • Brooks Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 63%
    Rank: Top 20%
    3851 Spring Forest Road
    Raleigh, NC 27616
    (919)881-1350

    Grades: PK-5 | 586 students
  • Bryan Road Elementary School
    8317 Bryan Rd
    Garner, NC 27529
    (919)431-7400

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Buckhorn Creek Elementary School
    5651 Honeycutt Rd
    Holly Springs, NC 27540
    (919)431-7400

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Bugg Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 17% | Reading: 18%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    825 Cooper Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    (919)250-4750

    Grades: PK-5 | 441 students
  • Cabarrus Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 36% | Reading: 48%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    355 Poplar Crossing Dr Nw
    Concord, NC 28027
    (704)789-2500

    Grades: K-11 | 960 students
  • Cardinal Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Top 20%
    1020 St. Charles Place
    Cary, NC 27513
    (919)653-5000

    Grades: K-8 | 976 students
  • Cardinal Charter Academy West Campus Charter School
    1020 St. Charles Place
    Cary, NC 27513
    (919)653-5000

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Carnage Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Top 30%
    1425 Carnage Dr
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    (919)856-7600

    Grades: 6-8 | 946 students
  • Carolina Charter Academy: Cfa Charter School
    2507 Belvinwood Drive
    Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
    (252)268-2111

    Grades: n/a | n/a students
  • Carpenter Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 68%
    Rank: Top 10%
    2100 Morrisville Parkway
    Cary, NC 27519
    (919)462-6780

    Grades: PK-5 | 810 students
  • Carroll Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 32% | Reading: 44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4520 Six Forks Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    (919)881-1370

    Grades: 6-8 | 1006 students
  • Carver Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 40%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    291 Liles-dean Rd
    Wendell, NC 27591
    (919)365-2680

    Grades: PK-5 | 454 students
  • Cary Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Top 20%
    400 Kildaire Farm Road
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919)460-3455

    Grades: PK-5 | 528 students
  • Cary High School Math: 59% | Reading: 62%
    Rank: Top 20%
    638 Walnut St
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919)460-3549

    Grades: 9-12 | 2390 students
  • Show 100 more public schools in Wake County, NC (out of 243 total schools)
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