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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
Apex High School is a highly rated, public school located in Apex, NC. It has 2,276 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
1501 Laura Duncan Rd
Apex, NC 27502
Telephone
(919) 387-2208

Apex High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
312 responses
Average ACT
27
157 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$95,283
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,162
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 138 responses
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  • Senior Exemptions
    23%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Pep Rally
    12%
  • Senior day
    12%
  • Going to My Favorite Classes
    11%
  • Club events
    10%
  • 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
2,276
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,591
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 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
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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I loved how many traditions Apex had that made it feel like home. From painting the rock, to the seniority that we had take place to help younger students become mature and ready for the rest of the world, to the themes we had every year for all our sports games, and so on. These were incredible opportunities to feel a part of a family here at Apex. Having great teachers in the electives I took and not only just for my core classes made a massive impact on my decisions for my future as well. For example, taking a business class seemed boring at first when my counselor added it to my schedule, but thanks to the awesome learning experience I had from my teacher I now want to major in Marketing! The best part about Apex was that no matter where you were put, there was light at the end of the tunnel and many people to support you in your journey to reach the top.
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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.
I loved Apex High school because it provided me with so much of a support system, family, and college readiness. I wouldn't have wanted to go to any other high school! My favorite part about the school was the administration and faculty. I wouldn't be studying Elementary Education if I hadn't been impacted by my teachers in the ways that I was.