420 West Stadium Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Wake Forest High School serves 2,263 students in grades 9-12.
Wake Forest High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 54% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 30% in NC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Wake Forest High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Wake Forest High School's student population of 2,263 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 120 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,263 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
120 teachers
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School Rankings

Wake Forest High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Wake Forest High School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#394 out of 2571 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
12%
19%
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Black
21%
25%
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White
61%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Graduation Rate
91%
85%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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