What are the Best Schools in Wake County? {With Ratings}

Posted by Ryan Fitzgerald on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 11:02am.

Wake County Best Schools and Ratings

If you're searching for the best schools in the Raleigh area, here is some great data to help with your home search! Click any school name to search available homes for sale in that school district.

School Ratings in Wake County, North Carolina

How was the data put together? In late 2016 data collection began and a number of Wake County schools were given grades in subjects such as reading, math, and science. Additional information that may be important to anyone searching for school districts or homes for sale is the growth. Here is a little more about what schools have reached their capacity.

One of the best resources of all is a property address lookup feature which you can find here. This allows you to type in an address and find out which schools that property will be assigned to for the current and upcoming school year. Two other resources used in data collection is a WRAL (from NC Dept of Instruction) resource and GreatSchools.org.  Check out the table below to view each school's rating!

School Reading Math Science Growth Performance Grade Great Schools Year Round Magnet City Address
Adams Elementary B B B Met B 8 Yes No Cary 805 Cary Towne Blvd Cary, NC 27511
Alston Ridge Elementary A B A Not Met B 10 Yes No Cary 11555 Green Level Church Rd Cary, NC 27519
Apex Elementary C B B Not Met C 8 No No Apex 700 Tingen Rd Apex, NC 27502
Apex High       Met A 8 n/a No Apex 1501 Laura Duncan Rd Apex, NC 27502
Apex Middle B B A Met B 9 n/a No Apex 400 East Moore St Apex, NC 27502
Ballentine Elementary C C C Not Met C 8 Yes No Fuquay-Varina 1651 Mclaurin Ln Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Banks Rd Elementary B B B Met B 9 Yes No Raleigh 10225 Chambers Rd Raleigh, NC 27603
Baucom Elementary B B A Met B 9 No No Apex 400 Hunter St Apex, NC 27502
Brassfield Elementary A A A Met A 10 Yes No Raleigh 2001 Brassfield Rd Raleigh, NC 27614
Briarcliff Elementary C B B Not Met C 8 No No Cary 1220 Pond St Cary, NC 27511
Brier Creek Elementary C B B Not Met C 8 Yes No Raleigh 9801 Brier Creek Parkway Raleigh, NC 27617
Brooks Elementary C B B Not Met B 8 No Yes Raleigh 700 Northbrook Dr Raleigh, NC 27609
Carnage Middle C C B Met C 8 n/a Yes Raleigh 1425 Carnage Dr Raleigh, NC 27610
Carpenter Elementary B B B Not Met B 9 Yes No Cary 2100 Morrisville Parkway Cary, NC 27519
Cary Elementary C B B Met B 8 No No Cary 400 Kildaire Farm Rd Cary, NC 27511
Cary High C C B Exceed B 7 n/a No Cary 638 Walnut St Cary, NC 27511
Cedar Fork Elementary A A A Met A 10 No No Morrisville 1050 Town Hall Dr Morrisville, NC 27560
Combs Elementary C B B Met B 8 No Yes Raleigh 2001 Lorimer Road Raleigh, NC 27606
Daniels Middle C D B Not Met C 7 n/a Yes Raleigh 2816 Oberlin Rd Raleigh, NC 27608
Davis Drive Elementary A A A Not Met A 10 No No Cary 2151 Davis Drive Cary, NC 27519
Davis Drive Middle B A A Met A 10 n/a No Cary 2101 Davis Dr Cary, NC 27519
Dillard Drive Middle C D B Met C 7 n/a No Raleigh 5200 Dillard Dr Raleigh, NC 27606
Douglas Elementary C C C Not Met C 7 No Yes Raleigh 600 Ortega Rd Raleigh, NC 27609
Durant Road Elementary B B C Not Met C 8 Yes No Raleigh 9901 Durant Rd Raleigh, NC 27614
Durant Road Middle C D B Not Met C 7 n/a No Raleigh 10401 Durant Rd Raleigh, NC 27614
East Cary Middle B C B Not Met C 8 n/a No Cary 1111 SE Maynard Rd Cary, NC 27511
Farmington Woods Elementary B B B Met B 9 No Yes Cary 1413 Hampton Valley Rd Cary, NC 27511
Forest Pines Drive Elementary C C C Not Met C 7 No No Raleigh 11455 Forest Pines Dr Raleigh, NC 27614
Fuller Elementary C C C Met C 7 No Yes Raleigh 806 Calloway Dr Raleigh, NC 27610
Fuquay-Varina Elementary C B B Met C 8 No No Fuquay-Varina 6600 Johnson Pond Rd Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Green Hope Elementary A A A Met A 10 No Yes Cary 2700 Louis Stephens Dr Cary, NC 27519
Green Hope High A A A Exceed A 9 n/a No Cary 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd Cary, NC 27519
Harris Creek Elementary C C C Not Met C 7 Yes No Raleigh 3829 Forestville Road Raleigh, NC 27616
Herbert Akins Road Elementary B B B Not Met B 8 Yes No Fuquay-Varina 2255 Herbert Akins Rd Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Heritage Elementary B B A Not Met B 10 Yes No Wake Forest 3500 Rogers Rd Wake Forest, NC 27587
Heritage Middle B B A Exceed B 10 n/a No Wake Forest 3400 Rogers Rd Wake Forest, NC 27587
Highcroft Elementary A A A Not Met B 10 Yes No Cary 5415 Highcroft Dr Cary, NC 27519
Hilburn Drive Academy B B B Exceed B 8 No No Raleigh 7100 Hilburn Dr Raleigh, NC 27613
Holly Grove Elementary B A A Not Met B 10 Yes No Holly Springs 1451 Avent Ferry Rd Holly Springs, NC 27540
Holly Grove Middle B C A Met B 8 n/a No Holly Springs 1401 Avent Ferry Rd Holly Springs, NC 27540
Holly Ridge Elementary B B B Not Met B 8 No No Holly Springs 900 Holly Springs Rd Holly Springs, NC 27540
Holly Ridge Middle C C B Not Met C 8 n/a No Holly Springs 950 Holly Springs Rd Holly Springs, NC 27540
Holly Springs Elementary B B A Met B 10 Yes No Holly Springs 401 Holly Springs Rd Holly Springs, NC 27540
Holly Springs High       Exceed A 8 n/a No Holly Springs 5329 Cass Holt Rd Holly Springs, NC 27540
Jeffreys Grove Elementary C B B Not Met B 9 No Yes Raleigh 6119 Creedmoor Rd Raleigh, NC 27612
Jones Dairy Elementary B B B Not Met B 10 Yes No Wake Forest 1100 Jones Dairy Rd Wake Forest, NC 27587
Joyner Elementary B B C Met B 8 No Yes Raleigh 2300 Lowden St Raleigh, NC 27608
Kingswood Elementary C C B Met C 7 No Yes Cary 200 East Johnson St Cary, NC 27513
Lacy Elementary B B B Not Met B 9 No No Raleigh 2001 Lake Boone Trail Raleigh, NC 27607
Laurel Park Elementary B B B Not Met B 9 Yes No Apex 2450 Laura Duncan Rd Apex, NC 27523
Leesville Road Elementary B B C Not Met C 8 No No Raleigh 8402 Pride Way Raleigh, NC 27613
Leesville Road High       Exceed A 8 n/a No Raleigh 8410 Pride Way Raleigh, NC 27613
Leesville Road Middle B C B Exceed B 8 n/a No Raleigh 8406 Pride Way Raleigh, NC 27613
Ligon Middle C C B Not Met C 8 n/a Yes Raleigh 706 East Lenoir St Raleigh, NC 27601
Lufkin Road Middle B B A Exceed B 10 n/a No Apex 1002 Lufkin Rd Apex, NC 27539
Martin Middle C C B Exceed B 9 n/a Yes Raleigh 1701 Ridge Rd Raleigh, NC 27607
Middle Creek Elementary B A B Not Met B 9 Yes No Apex 110 Middle Creek Park Ave Apex, NC 27539
Middle Creek High B C B Exceed B 7 n/a No Apex 123 Middle Creek Park Ave Apex, NC 27539
Millbrook High B C C Exceed B 7 n/a Yes Raleigh 2201 Spring Forest Rd Raleigh, NC 27615
Mills Park Elementary A A A Met A 10 No No Cary 509 Mills Park Dr Cary, NC 27519
Mills Park Middle B B A Exceed A 10 n/a No Cary 441 Mills Park Dr Cary, NC 27519
Morrisville Elementary A A A Met A 10 Yes No Morrisville 1519 Morrisville Parkway Morrisville, NC 27560
Needham Broughton High       Exceed B 7 No Yes Raleigh
723 Saint Mary's St Raleigh, NC 27605
North Forest Pines Elementary B B B Not Met B 9 Yes No Raleigh 11501 Forest Pines Dr Raleigh, NC 27614
Northwoods Elementary C C B Met B 7 No No Cary 8850 Chapel Hill Road Cary, NC 27513
Oak Grove Elementary B B A Met B 10 Yes No Raleigh 10401 Penny Rd Raleigh, NC 27606
Olds Elementary B B B Not Met B 9 No No Raleigh 204 Dixie Trail Raleigh, NC 27607
Olive Chapel Elementary B B A Not Met B 10 Yes No Apex 1751 Olive Chapel Rd Apex, NC 27502
Panther Creek High       Exceed A 8 n/a No Cary 6770 Mccrimmon Parkway Cary, NC 27519
Penny Road Elementary B B B Met B 9 No No Cary 10900 Penny Rd Cary, NC 27518
Pleasant Union Elementary B B A Not Met B 9 Yes No Raleigh 1900 Pleasant Union Church Roa Raleigh, NC 27614
Rand Road Elementary C C C Not Met C 7 Yes No Garner 300 Arbor Greene Dr Garner, NC 27529
Reedy Creek Elementary C C B Met C 7 No Yes Cary 940 Reedy Creek Rd Cary, NC 27513
Rolesville Elementary C B A Met B 8 No No Rolesville 307 South Main St Rolesville, NC 27571
Rolesville Middle C D D Not Met D 7 n/a No Rolesville 4700 Burlington Mills Rd Rolesville, NC 27571
Root Elementary B B A Met B 9 No No Raleigh 3202 Northampton Rd Raleigh, NC 27609
Salem Elementary B B B Not Met B 9 Yes No Apex 6116 Old Jenks Rd Apex, NC 27523
Salem Middle B B A Exceed B 9 Yes No Apex 6150 Old Jenks Rd Apex, NC 27523
Sanford Creek Elementary C C C Met C 7 Yes No Rolesville 701 Granite Falls Blvd Rolesville, NC 27571
Swift Creek Elementary C C C Met C 7 No No Raleigh 5601 Tryon Rd Raleigh, NC 27606
Sycamore Creek Elementary A A A Met A 10 Yes No Raleigh 10921 Leesville Rd Raleigh, NC 27613
Turner Creek Elementary B B B Not Met B 9 Yes No Cary 6801 Turner Creek Rd Cary, NC 27519
Underwood Elementary B B B Met B 9 No Yes Raleigh 1614 Glenwood Ave Raleigh, NC 27608
Wake Early College of Health & Sci       Exceed A 8 n/a Yes Raleigh 2901 Holston Ln Raleigh, NC 27610
Wake Forest Elementary C B B Not Met C 8 No No Wake Forest 136 West Sycamore Ave Wake Forest, NC 27587
Wake Forest High School       Exceed B 7 n/a No Wake Forest 420 Stadium Dr Wake Forest, NC 27587
Wake Forest Middle School C D B Met C 7 n/a No Wake Forest 1800 South Main St Wake Forest, NC 27587
Wake STEM Early College High School       Exceed A 9 n/a Yes Raleigh 715 Barbour Dr Raleigh, NC 27603
Wake Young Men's Leadership Acad B D A Not Met C 8 n/a Yes Raleigh 567 East Hargett St Raleigh, NC 27601
Wake Young Women's Leadership Acad B C B Exceed B 9 n/a Yes Raleigh Governor Morehead Raleigh, NC 27606
Wakefield Middle B C A Exceed B 8 n/a No Raleigh 2300 Wakefield Pines Dr Raleigh, NC 27614
Washington Elementary B C B Met D 8 No Yes Raleigh 1000 Fayetteville St Raleigh, NC 27601
Weatherstone Elementary B B A Met B 9 No No Cary 1000 Olde Weatherstone Way Cary, NC 27513
West Cary Middle B C A Met B 9 n/a No Cary 1000 Evans Rd Cary, NC 27513
West Lake Elementary B B B Met B 8 Yes No Apex 4500 West Lake Rd Apex, NC 27539
West Lake Middle B C A Met B 9 n/a No Apex 4600 West Lake Rd Apex, NC 27539
West Millbrook Middle C D B Met C 7 n/a No Raleigh 8115 Strickland Rd Raleigh, NC 27615
Wiley Elementary C C C Not Met C 7 No Yes Raleigh 301 Saint Mary's St Raleigh, NC 27605
William G Enloe High B C C Met B 7 n/a No Raleigh 128 Clarendon Crescent Raleigh, NC 27610
Willow Springs Elementary B A A Exceed B 10 Yes No Willow Springs 6800 Dwight Rowland Rd Willow Springs, NC 27592
Yates Mill Elementary C B B Met B 8 No No Raleigh 5993 Yates Mill Pond Rd Raleigh, NC 27606
York Elementary C C B Met C 7 No No Raleigh 5201 Brookhaven Dr Raleigh, NC 27612

 


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Gabe Sanders wrote: This is a great resource for parents looking for a great school district.

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