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Wake County Schools are recognized for their academic excellence, and encompass Raleigh, Cary and Garner. The Wake County School system focuses on the individual talents and needs of students.

An innovative magnet school system allows students throughout the area to attend those schools which best fit their abilities and academic needs. The magnets are designed with the belief that all children possess special gifts and talents. The international studies magnets develop an awareness of cultural differences and similarities. A highly structured program in the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics is offered in the classical studies magnets. Several of the elementary magnet schools offer extended day programs for children of working parents.

Special programs are available for students who have physical and/or mental challenges. Project Redirection, for students in grades 7-9, provides individualized instruction and counseling for students who have difficulty coping in a regular classroom. Optional high schools offer instruction to potential dropouts and emphasize the mastery of skills to enter the work world.

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Facts About Raleigh Area Education

  • WCPSS ranks in the top 20 largest school districts in the nation.
  • 85% of children are enrolled in the public schools, demonstrating strong confidence in the effect of Raleigh’s school system.
  • In the past few years, there have been about 7,500 new students each year with about 5-6 new schools opening each year.
  • With over 75% of students participating in the SAT (compared to 50% nation wide), Wake County scores are about 50 points above the national average and about 100 points above Charlotte schools. The schools are working hard to prepare students for the university level.
  • Already above 91%, Wake County is currently working toward the goal of having 95% of students being above grade level standards.
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