Wake County Schools School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 186 public schools serving 161,342 students in Wake County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Wake County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Wake County Schools School District are Wake Early College Of Health And Science, Wake Stem Early College High School and Mills Park Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Wake County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Wake County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Wake County Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 13
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
187 Schools
2,688 Schools
# Students
161,342 Students
1,551,508 Students
# Teachers
10,049 Teachers
99,310 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Wake County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 305 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#76 out of 305 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wake County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wake County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wake County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wake County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.70
0.68
# American Indian Students
427 Students
20,054 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
14,287 Students
51,696 Students
% Asian Students
9%
4%
# Hispanic Students
28,760 Students
271,088 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
18%
# Black Students
37,090 Students
393,089 Students
% Black Students
23%
25%
# White Students
74,642 Students
749,017 Students
% White Students
46%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
190 Students
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
6,021 Students
66,064 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,322
18,691
# Students in K Grade:
11,595
115,006
# Students in 1st Grade:
11,948
115,491
# Students in 2nd Grade:
12,285
116,934
# Students in 3rd Grade:
12,604
121,120
# Students in 4th Grade:
12,470
122,769
# Students in 5th Grade:
12,775
123,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
12,591
119,743
# Students in 7th Grade:
12,178
116,908
# Students in 8th Grade:
11,734
110,052
# Students in 9th Grade:
13,807
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
12,747
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
12,250
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
11,036
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
504

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,223 in this school district is less than the state median of $9,419. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,189 is higher than the state median of $9,637. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$1,488 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wake County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$1,805 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Wake County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,223
$9,419
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wake County Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,189
$9,637
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wake County Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Wake County Schools School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wake Early College Of Health And Science
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2901 Holston Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 212-5800
Grades: 9-13
| 292 students
Rank: #22.
Wake Stem Early College High School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
715 Barbour Dr
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 515-2255
Grades: 9-13
| 218 students
Rank: #33.
Mills Park Middle School
Math: 83% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
441 Mills Park Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 466-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,750 students
Rank: #44.
Davis Drive Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2151 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-2130
Grades: K-5
| 903 students
Rank: #55.
Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
301 Ashe Avenue, Governor More
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 508-9088
Grades: 6-13
| 302 students
Rank: #66.
Mills Park Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
509 Mills Park Dr
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 466-1466
Grades: PK-5
| 968 students
Rank: #77.
Panther Creek High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6770 Mccrimmon Parkway
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 463-8656
Grades: 9-12
| 2,712 students
Rank: #88.
Davis Drive Middle School
Math: 83% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(3)
2101 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-3033
Grades: 6-8
| 1,354 students
Rank: #99.
Highcroft Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5415 Highcroft Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 460-3527
Grades: PK-5
| 964 students
Rank: #1010.
Green Hope High School
Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 380-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,916 students
Rank: #1111.
Green Hope Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2700 Louis Stephens Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 388-5270
Grades: PK-5
| 794 students
Rank: #1212.
White Oak Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1512 White Oak Church Rd
Apex, NC 27523
(919) 694-0202
Grades: PK-5
| 414 students
Rank: #1313.
Apex Friendship High School
Math: 77% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7801 Humie Olive Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 694-0500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,243 students
Rank: #1414.
Apex High School
Math: 81% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(5)
7600 Roberts Road
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-2208
Grades: 9-12
| 2,033 students
Rank: #1515.
Morrisville Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1519 Morrisville Pkwy
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 460-3400
Grades: K-5
| 769 students
Rank: #1616.
Heritage Middle School
Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
3400 Rogers Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-6204
Grades: 6-8
| 1,260 students
Rank: #1717.
Cedar Fork Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1050 Town Hall Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 388-5240
Grades: PK-5
| 1,022 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Olive Chapel Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
1751 Olive Chapel Road
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 387-4440
Grades: PK-5
| 996 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Sycamore Creek Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10921 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 841-4333
Grades: PK-5
| 1,194 students
Rank: #2020.
Holly Springs Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
401 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 557-2660
Grades: PK-5
| 849 students
Rank: #2121.
Apex Friendship Middle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7801 Humie Olive Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 431-7400
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Leesville Road High School
Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8410 Pride Way
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 870-4250
Grades: 9-12
| 2,568 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Scotts Ridge Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6601 Apex Barbecue Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 694-0300
Grades: PK-5
| 834 students
Rank: #2424.
Holly Ridge Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
900 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1300
Grades: PK-5
| 802 students
Rank: #2525.
Jones Dairy Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1100 Jones Dairy Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-6181
Grades: PK-5
| 757 students
Rank: #2626.
Pine Hollow Middle School
Math: 67% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5365 Bartram Place
Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 694-8880
Grades: 6-8
| 899 students
Rank: #2727.
Willow Springs Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6800 Dwight Rowland Rd
Willow Spring, NC 27592
(919) 557-2770
Grades: K-5
| 1,104 students
Rank: #2828.
Holly Grove Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1451 Avent Ferry Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1700
Grades: PK-5
| 1,140 students
Rank: #2929.
Pleasant Union Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1900 Pleasant Union Church Roa
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 870-4230
Grades: PK-5
| 623 students
Rank: #3030.
Baucom Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
400 Hunter St
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 387-2168
Grades: PK-5
| 651 students
Rank: #3131.
Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
567 East Hargett St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 664-5644
Grades: 6-13
| 247 students
Rank: #3232.
Penny Road Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10900 Penny Rd
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 387-2136
Grades: K-5
| 614 students
Rank: #3333.
Holly Springs High School
Math: 62% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(3)
5329 Cass Holt Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1444
Grades: 9-12
| 2,038 students
Rank: #3434.
Weatherstone Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1000 Olde Weatherstone Way
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 380-6988
Grades: PK-5
| 846 students
Rank: #3535.
Alston Ridge Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11555 Green Level Church Rd.
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 544-2474
Grades: PK-5
| 1,029 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 13
  • Students: 161,342 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70

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