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    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Wake County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Cary, NC. It has 157,761 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 27518
Telephone
(919) 431-7400

Wake County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
5,682 responses
Average ACT
27
3,259 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
157,761
Free or Reduced Lunch
34.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,591
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,276,435,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,192/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%

Wake County Schools Reviews

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Overall, a good school district. Good teachers who cared for students! One thing I would suggest is to possibly split the district into two. I say this because Wake County Public schools is a huge district. On days where it snows, the school district would cancel school because of the snow. Sometimes the snow is cleared up in your area of the district but not in others; so the district would cancel for all schools. If the district was smaller, it would cut down unnecessary snow days
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Ive had a good experience! The diversity in my school is especially impressive and I do feel academically challeneged. However I feel like the academic fexibilty isnt as great. When you enroll in a class, your focused on basically a straight line and you have very little time to do other related things. Such as in my art class, it was strictly in class projects, homework projects, and art history. You dont really have time to share techniques.
I like the fact that it was much better than schools overseas. Wake county schools have dedicated teachers that are nice and willing to help. In my previous school teachers hit students and not as many were dedicated to helping and working with students. Wake county schools also has more tech advancements than the other schools I've been to overseas. The other schools I've been to barely have any computers, air conditioning, or sanitation. Wake county schools are great places to learn. The best of all is that it's free to attend!