Wake County Schools

The Triangle area of North Carolina is known for its renowned public and private schools, as well as its phenomenal opportunities for higher education. Use this page as your guide to schools in Wake County. Have a questions about real estate in the area? Please contact us so we can help.


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Wake County Public School System

As one of the top-performing public school systems in North Carolina, the Wake County Public School System offers an unparalleled education to students residing in Wake County.

There are a number of different schools in this district, many of which operate on both traditional and year-round calendars. Traditional schools follow the 3-month summer break and 9 months of classes with short breaks inbetween semesters. A year-round school offers classes on four "tracks" that rotate between 9-week periods of classes with 3-week breaks throughout the year.

In addition to traditional public school, Wake County offers a number of charter and specialized schools, including schools that specialize in STEM and the arts.

Wake County Schools at a Glance

Elementary Schools: 113
Middle Schools: 36
High Schools: 29
Alternative Schools: 5

Students Served: 160,429
Number of Teachers: 10,359


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Private Schools in Wake County

In addition to its excellent public school system, there are a number of noteworthy private school opportunities in Wake County. Visit the NC DOA's Website for Non-Public Education to learn more.

There are over 70 private schools throughout Wake County.


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