Wake Forest High School

420 West Stadium Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Wake Forest High School serves 2,194 students in grades 9-12.
Wake Forest High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Wake Forest High School's student population of 2,194 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 117 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,194 students
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Total Classroom Teachers117 teachers
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School Comparison

Wake Forest High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Wake Forest High School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1449 out of 2561 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤1%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
18%
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Black
22%
25%
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White
59%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.590.68
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Graduation Rate
91%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWake County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Wake Forest High School is Franklin Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Richland Creek Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wake Forest Richland Creek Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 455 students
    0.5 miles
    840 Wallridge Drive
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    (919) 554-6333
    0.5 PK-5 455
  • Wake Forest Wake Forest Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 477 students
    0.7 miles
    136 W Sycamore Avenue
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    (919) 554-8655
    0.7 PK-5 477
  • Raleigh Forest Pines Drive Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 643 students
    1.0 miles
    11455 Forest Pines Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    (919) 562-6262
    1 PK-5 643
  • Wake Forest Johnston Charter Academy Charter School

    1.0 miles
    232 Nelson Lane
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    (919) 616-1608
    1 n/a n/a
  • Wake Forest Franklin Academy Charter School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-12 | 1,639 student
    1.2 miles
    648 Flaherty Ave
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    (919) 570-8262
    1.2 K-12 1,639

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