Raleigh Schools

Thinking about moving to the Raleigh area? Even if you don't have children, it pays to live in a community zoned for top-notch public schools—not only do they provide an excellent education to local students, but they can also increase property values over time. All of Raleigh is served by Wake County Public Schools, the largest and one of the most lauded districts in the Carolinas. Let's learn a little more about Wake County Public Schools, as well as Raleigh's private and charter school options.

Wake County Public Schools

District Accolades

  • A- Niche ranking
  • 90% graduation rate
  • Multiple Blue Ribbon schools

District Overview

  • 157,673 total students
  • 10,899 total teachers
  • 194 total schools

Raleigh Elementary Schools

Public Schools

Sports, Curriculum, and Special Programs


Wake County Public Schools was recently named the #1 district for athletes in the state of North Carolina. In fact, a number of WCPSS athletes earn scholarships to some of the top universities in the nation. Here are just a few of the sports programs throughout the district:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Track & field/cross country
  • Soccer
  • Cheerleading

Classes & Programs

WCPSS has gained quite a reputation for its specialty schools and magnet institutions, which offer individualized curriculums and opportunities for its students. Here are just a few other perks offered by the district:

  • Gifted and talented programs
  • Special education
  • Arts and music
  • Clubs and honor societies
  • Technology initiatives
  • ESL services
  • Early college
  • CTE courses

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School Disclaimer

The information on this page is as accurate as possible, but it is also subject to change at any time. Linda Craft Team Realtors advises all parents to contact their local school board or a specific institution before making any decisions.