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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School is a highly rated, public school located in Raleigh, NC. It has 222 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
About Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School...
School District
Wake County Schools
Address
715 Barbour Dr
Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone
(919) 515-2255

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
1310
30 responses
Average ACT
28
36 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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,505
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,010
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,000
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.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • School Picnic
    26%
  • Snacks after finals
    21%
  • Talent shows
    21%
  • School dances
    16%
  • Special treats for A and A/B Honor Roll
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
222
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
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
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Wake NC State University STEM Early College High School Reviews

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Wake STEM thoroughly prepares its students for college and professional life. As an early college high school, students in 11th, 12th, and the optional 13th grade take college classes at NC State. Our school also has students complete many group projects, including two grade-level projects every year based on the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering. In addition, Wake STEM has recently won the 2019 Secondary Magnet School of Merit Award. Only a small percentage of students that apply to enter the school are accepted, and I consider it a great honor to be a student at Wake STEM.

My suggested change for the school is to give students a choice for which high school classes they take. Currently, every student takes the classes assigned to them. However, students can choose the college classes they take in 12th and 13th grade.
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It's a great early college high school! It has all the resources you need to be successful. The advance technology prepare you for the real world. The community support for the school make it a great place to be a part of. It would be a complete package if sports were offered. You do have the option to attend certain surrounding schools sports. It's always better to tie it with the school you're attending. One thing I would change is increase parking.
This school is the best school to go to. It is great for hands on learners, and you will get a lot of projects. Like, A LOT! Super engaging, more group work than any other schools. This school is #1.