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Wakefield Middle School is a highly rated, public school located in Raleigh, NC. It has 944 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Wakefield Middle School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
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Median Household Income
$63,891
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,700
National
$184,700

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
944
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,525
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
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I personally did have a good time during middle school. I do wish for basic cleanliness to be better, since honestly the school was gross to a degree, but that’s the problem with most public schools so it’s understandable. I enjoyed the atmosphere, but I wish they had brought back the dance and fine arts programs. I took dance in 6th grade, but it was cut from funding for the rest of my middle school experience. I wish that I had that experience longer. I also think that it would have helped grow the dance program at the high school, which I am currently in. I loved the diversity of activities otherwise, and that I was allowed to do art for all three years. I appreciated the kindness of the teachers, and the diversity of the staff and students as well.
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I was only there for 7th and 8th grade, but it wasn't my favorite school experience. My social studies teacher didn't teach. She spent half the class talking about how she was related to all these famous people like Obama. Then she fell on her face and had to quit. Now looking back I realized something, we never took a single quiz or test in that class the whole year. All we did were crossword puzzles and word searches. My 7th grade math teacher basically made us teach ourselves by giving us these huge 25 page packets. They used to have a good arts program, but then the good orchestra director left, they cut dance, and theater is just average. My favorite class was technology design with Mr. Knecht and Ms. Ziegler still makes visual art fun. The campus itself is nice and there're good technology resources. The teachers are something else though. I remember one week of school I had 6 substitutes because they all were either sick or took vacation days at the same time.
Bullying was not tolerated at my school; situations relating to it were all handled very seriously. Personal safety was always a number one priority especially personal space, hugging was not really allowed my 8th grade year. There wasn't really a nurse, but there was a nurse's office you could lay down in or get ice among other basic first aid supplies. All visitors had to sign in with their ID and have their photo taken upon entering the school. I felt pretty safe at Wakefield Middle School because of its location and local emergency services were down the street.