Wake County Schools School District

5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 27518-9227
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 161 public elementary schools serving 107,703 students in Wake County Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public elementary schools in North Carolina.
Public Elementary Schools in Wake County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the North Carolina public elementary school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the North Carolina public elementary school average of 56% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
199 Schools
2,169 Schools
# Students
160,020 Students
1,079,973 Students
# Teachers
10,899 Teachers
74,448 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Wake County Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 89% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#67 out of 325 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wake County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60%
51%
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 2021-22 school year data.
62%
50%
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 2021-22 school year data.
90%
86%
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 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.72
0.70
# American Indian Students
403 Students
12,846 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
17,480 Students
42,535 Students
% Asian Students
11%
4%
# Hispanic Students
30,390 Students
214,515 Students
% Hispanic Students
19%
20%
# Black Students
35,671 Students
272,424 Students
% Black Students
22%
25%
# White Students
69,689 Students
475,894 Students
% White Students
44%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
182 Students
1,590 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
6,284 Students
59,301 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,445
21,001
# Students in K Grade:
11,124
112,042
# Students in 1st Grade:
11,089
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
11,531
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
11,333
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
11,680
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
11,976
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
12,009
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
12,531
117,135
# Students in 8th Grade:
12,646
119,094
# Students in 9th Grade:
15,659
10,398
# Students in 10th Grade:
13,196
9,149
# Students in 11th Grade:
12,511
8,221
# Students in 12th Grade:
11,290
6,872
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,685 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,898 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$1,710 MM
$17,307 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$1,904 MM
$17,964 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$10,685
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wake County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$11,898
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wake County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Wake County Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
White Oak Elementary School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1512 White Oak Church Rd
Apex, NC 27523
(919) 694-0202
Grades: PK-5
| 781 students
Rank: #22.
Green Hope Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2700 Louis Stephens Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 388-5270
Grades: PK-5
| 548 students
Rank: #33.
Mills Park Middle School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
441 Mills Park Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 466-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,619 students
Rank: #44.
Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
567 East Hargett St
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 664-5644
Grades: 6-13
| 264 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Highcroft Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5415 Highcroft Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 460-3527
Grades: PK-5
| 758 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Mills Park Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
509 Mills Park Dr
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 466-1466
Grades: PK-5
| 735 students
Rank: #77.
Olive Chapel Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1751 Olive Chapel Road
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 387-4440
Grades: PK-5
| 1,035 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Davis Drive Elementary School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2151 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-2130
Grades: K-5
| 815 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Davis Drive Middle School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2101 Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 387-3033
Grades: 6-8
| 921 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Cedar Fork Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1050 Town Hall Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 388-5240
Grades: PK-5
| 790 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Hortons Creek Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7615 O'kelly Chapel Rd
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 694-8660
Grades: PK-5
| 810 students
Rank: #1212.
Holly Springs Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
401 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 557-2660
Grades: PK-5
| 863 students
Rank: #1313.
Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
301 Ashe Avenue, Governor More
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 508-9088
Grades: 6-13
| 355 students
Rank: #1414.
Scotts Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6601 Apex Barbecue Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 694-0300
Grades: PK-5
| 831 students
Rank: #1515.
Holly Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
900 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1300
Grades: PK-5
| 824 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Apex Friendship Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7701 Humie Olive Rd
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 694-8960
Grades: 6-8
| 1,347 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Jeffreys Grove Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6119 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 881-4910
Grades: PK-5
| 525 students
Rank: #1818.
Alston Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11555 Green Level Church Rd.
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 544-2474
Grades: PK-5
| 1,076 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Jones Dairy Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1100 Jones Dairy Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-6181
Grades: PK-5
| 595 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Parkside Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
332 Parkside Valley Dr
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 694-7888
Grades: PK-5
| 911 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Heritage Middle School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3400 Rogers Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-6204
Grades: 6-8
| 1,084 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Morrisville Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1519 Morrisville Pkwy
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 460-3400
Grades: K-5
| 681 students
Rank: #2323.
Alston Ridge Middle School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7833 Fussell Avenue
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 694-8044
Grades: 6-8
| 1,328 students
Rank: #2424.
Holly Grove Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1451 Avent Ferry Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 577-1700
Grades: PK-5
| 919 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Baucom Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
400 Hunter St
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 387-2168
Grades: PK-5
| 625 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Pleasant Union Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1900 Pleasant Union Church Roa
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 870-4230
Grades: PK-5
| 557 students
Rank: #2727.
Sycamore Creek Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10921 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 841-4333
Grades: PK-5
| 942 students
Rank: #2828.
Pine Hollow Middle School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5365 Bartram Place
Raleigh, NC 27617
(919) 694-8880
Grades: 6-8
| 935 students
Rank: #2929.
Underwood Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1614 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 856-7663
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #3030.
Heritage Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3500 Rogers Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 562-6000
Grades: PK-5
| 645 students
Rank: #3131.
Abbotts Creek Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9900 Durant Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 694-0555
Grades: PK-5
| 824 students
Rank: #3232.
Willow Springs Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6800 Dwight Rowland Rd
Willow Spring, NC 27592
(919) 557-2770
Grades: K-5
| 609 students
Rank: #3333.
Salem Middle School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6150 Old Jenks Road
Apex, NC 27523
(919) 363-1870
Grades: 6-8
| 1,066 students
Rank: #3434.
Briarcliff Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1220 Pond St
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 460-3443
Grades: PK-5
| 472 students
Rank: #3535.
Weatherstone Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1000 Olde Weatherstone Way
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 380-6988
Grades: PK-5
| 758 students
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 199 schools
  • Grades: PK-13
  • Enrollment: 160,020 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • : 90% (Top 50% in NC)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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