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The Wake County Public School System is one comprehensive school district serving the entire county including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wendell, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Morrisville, and Zebulon.
The system was formed in 1976 through the merger of the former city of Raleigh and Wake County school systems. The system and its school board are committed to providing the highest possible quality of education to Wake County students, while maintainign fiscal responsibility and accountability. It is the largest system in the state; 18th largest in the nation.
Students in the Knightdale area are assigned to the following base schools: Forestville Road Elementary, Hodge Road Elementary, Lockhart Elementary, Knightdale Elementary, Lake Myra Elementary, East Wake Middle, Knightdale High or East Wake High.
In some specific cases, a student can be assigned to a school other than these if a special need requires a special type of program not available at the base school, or if the student is accepted at a magnet school.
The magnet application period ends February prior to the new school year. Applications are available in January. If you move into Wake County after application period, you may fill out an application, but frequently the slot will be filled during the application period. For information regarding special education or magnet programs, contact Special Programs at 919-850-1921.
Children who will be 5 years old by August 31 attend the full-day kindergarten program as established by state law. Before registering, call Wake Public School System for all requirements.
Wake County Public Schools
5625 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 27518
Knightdale, NC 27545
Knightdale 100 is an educational advocacy movement ignited in 2009 by Knightdale's town leaders and concerned citizens. This group advocates for equitable resources and programming for improved student achievement and a sustained culture of learning in each of our schools. Knightdale 100 is known for a data driven focus on our schools' challenges and success, creating venues for community members, school leaders and experts to collaborate creating momentum for Knightdale schools to be the first and best choice for our children.
East Wake Education Foundation
16 East Fourth Street
P.O. Box 1404
Wendell, NC 27591
The East Wake Education Foundation was founded in 1993 and serves the towns and surrounding areas of Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon. Not only does the Foundation advocate for our area schools, servcies are provided for families with children birth to five. For the children, age-appropriate activities improve gross/fine motor skills, listening, socialization, and the skills that better prepare them for their first school experience. Instructions are shared with the parents to help them better understand the stages of early childhood development. All services are free to the families and the work of the Foundation is supported through donations.
Knightdale High School Business Alliance
The Knightdale High School Business Alliance is a collaborative partnership between Knightdale community, business leaders, and educators at Knightdale High School. The career and life expertise of the business and community leaders provide students with the relevancy between education and future careers. The Alliance is looking for business leaders to support our teachers and student by helping us with our Career Fairs, Practice Job Interviews, Classroom Speakers, Community Award Program for Teachers and Students, Job Shadowing, Internships, etc. They meet once a month on the first Thursday from 12 pm-1 pm with a light lunch provided at Knightdale High School, 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545, PH# (919) 217-5350. You can contact Sharon Lawrence, Career Development Counselor, PH# (919) 217-5359 or Johnnie Darden, Sr., Business Alliance Chair, at (919) 815-1665. You can visit Knightdale High School Website at http://Knightdalehs.wcpss.net and click on Business Alliance Icon.
Wake Education Partnership is an independent, non-profit formed in 1983 with the help of the local business community and the Wake County Public School System. It has focused on various projects through the years, but it has always been about finding the best ways to provide excellent public education for all students in every school.
Higher Education Opportunities
Barton College Peace College
P.O. Box 5000 15 East Peace Street
Wilson, NC 27893 Raleigh, NC 27604
Campbell University Saint Augustine's College
P.O. Box 128 1315 Oakewood Ave.
Buies Creek, NC 27506 Raleigh, NC 27610
Duke University Shaw University
Durham, NC 27708 118 East South Street
919-684-8111 Raleigh, NC 27601
East Carolina University
East Fifth Street Southeastern Baptist
Greenville, NC 27858 Theological Seminary
252-328-6131 P.O. Box 1889
Wake Forest, NC 27588
Johnston Community College 919-761-2100
P.O. Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577 Southeastern Free Will
919-934-3051 Baptist College
532 Eagle Rock Road
Louisburg College Wendell, NC 27591
501 N. Main Street 919-365-7711
Louisburg, NC 27549
919-496-2521 University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Meredith College Chapel Hill, NC 27599
3800 Hillsborough Street 919-962-2211
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-760-8600 Wake Technical
North Carolina Central University 9101 Fayetteville Road
1801 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC 27603
Durham, NC 27707 919-662-3500
North Carolina State University Northern Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695 6600 Louisburg Road
919-515-2011 Raleigh, NC 27616
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 North Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804