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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School is a top rated, public school located in Raleigh, NC. It has 249 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1300
39 responses
Average ACT
29
52 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$63,891
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,700
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • School Picnic
    25%
  • Talent shows
    25%
  • School dances
    17%
  • Snacks after finals
    17%
  • Special treats for A and A/B Honor Roll
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
249
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
9%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,803/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School Reviews

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I graduated from STEM last May, and let me tell you, these 4 years were some of the best years of my life.

I met my best friends at this school - the tight-knit community of your class (~50-60 students) allows you to form friendships that will last a lifetime.

I have also had the wonderful opportunity to be taught by some of the kindest teachers I've ever had - I can truthfully say that both the faculty and administration at this school care about you and genuinely want you to succeed in life - and will give you all the support to do so.

The workload was tough - as it is with any Early College. But the students, faculty and administration made it all bearable.

Go STEM! So proud to be an alum.
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Wake STEM is an amazing school with a fantastic program. As a current senior, I have fully enjoyed my STEM experience. While the first few years were very stressful, it was 100% worth it since now I can take more classes at NC State! The teachers truly care about their students. The academic rigor is difficult, but it pays off in the end, I promise.
My school is very small: small classes, few teachers, little building. This means that everyone knows everyone. I like the smallness. It builds connections, a sense of community, and an overall feeling of comfort, safety, and security. I feel like I am appreciated and that others care about me. My teachers are committed and passionate, they spark an appreciation for the material and a desire to learn more. My counselors are always willing to help and they actually seem to care about my future. I am at no shortage of professional and college opportunities. The one thing that I want in my school is for more people to be able to come here and learn and experience an amazing and inspiring environment. We have an unrenovated 2nd floor that would be the perfect opportunity for expansion but funds are always low. I’ve said that coming to Wake STEM ECHS has been amazing and I will cherish my time here and will build on my experiences. I love my school.