A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
1501 Laura Duncan Rd
Apex, NC 27502
Telephone
(919) 387-2208

Apex High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1240
259 responses
Average ACT
27
128 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • Senior Exemptions
    24%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Pep Rally
    12%
  • Club events
    11%
  • Going to My Favorite Classes
    11%
  • Senior day
    11%
  • Seeing My Favorite Teachers
    9%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,549
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,192/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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Apex High School Reviews

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Apex High School was safe, fun, and populated. It needs to renovations it is receiving. We never won a football championship while I was there, but that doesn't mean the athletic department is sub par. Our women's soccer, lacrosse, and basketball teams were amazing. Our men's basketball team won State championships and made it onto WRAL quite a few times. Our cheerleaders were friendly on and off the courts. The principal, Mr. Wright, was attentive, aware, and around. Sadly, he had been moved to another school, but I've heard nice things about the new principal. There are many clubs on campus and they're very diverse! You will find something you like.
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Our school has a poor facility, but amazing people. The students who leave our school go on to do great things. We are getting a new facility soon so perhaps that will make the students even better! I love my classes and most of the teachers, and I know that they will genuinely help me succeed.
Apex High School has what I believe the smartest, most diverse, and strongest student body of all schools in wake county. The wide variety and large campus has presented a almost college like experience through the last 4 years. The teachers also have contributed to my good experience. For the most part our staff is well qualified, energetic, and helpful with only a mediocre percentage of teachers who are the polar opposite. I think that if teachers and admin took the education part more seriously it would rub off on the students giving more drive to do well. Overall Apex is far from perfect but I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.