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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Heritage High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wake Forest, NC. It has 1,914 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
1150 Forestville Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Telephone
(919) 570-5600

Heritage High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
319 responses
Average ACT
26
198 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$83,810
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,103
National
$949
Median Home Value
$260,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • Football games
    27%
  • School plays/performances
    21%
  • Senior year traditions, pep rallies, Hooligans
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Spring Fever
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,914
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,803/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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I have attended Heritage High School since Freshman year, and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. I have met so many different people and gotten connected through many extracurriculars, and have Heritage to thank for that. The diversity that this school has is not comparable to the other schools here in Wake Forest. We also have a strong athletic department and strive high in academics. The faculty is extremely friendly here and always available to help. When I visit other schools, I come back so impressed with my school, whether it be the classrooms, students, or athletic facilities. Heritage has prepared me for college in terms of educationa and life skills. I am so blessed to be able to live out my high school years at Heritage High School.
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Heritage High School is the best school I have ever attended. The staff are attentive and caring while not being too overbearing. While the technology could use some improvement, (Wake County budgeting issue) Heritage does a great job of implementing it into a lot of the daily tasks. Heritage has a beautiful campus with wonderful amenities to help a student thrive. Send your child here if you want them to get the best possible education while enjoying their time in high school.
I am currently a Senior who has been going here for about a year. I love the atmosphere of the school. The teachers are great and everyone, for the most part, is serious about learning. I would recommend that if you have a chance to let your child attend, go for it!