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Education

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
919-850-1600
www.wcpss.net

Knightdale 100
Knightdale, NC  27545
919-986-0808
knightdale100@gmail.com

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
919-366-5901

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
1-800-345-4973                                                               1-800-PEACE-47

Campbell University                                                        Saint Augustine's College
P.O. Box 128                                                                      1315 Oakewood Ave.
Buies Creek, NC 27506                                                  Raleigh, NC 27610
1-800-334-4111                                                                919-516-4000

Duke University                                                               Shaw University
Durham, NC 27708                                                         118 East South Street
919-684-8111                                                                   Raleigh, NC 27601
                                                                                             919-546-8200 
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                 
                                                                                             Commuity College
North Carolina Central University                                9101 Fayetteville Road
1801 Fayetteville Street                                                   Raleigh, NC 27603
Durham, NC 27707                                                           919-662-3500
919-530-6100
                                                                                             Wake Tech 
North Carolina State University                                   Northern Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695                                                         6600 Louisburg Road
919-515-2011                                                                  Raleigh, NC 27616
                                                                                            919-532-5502
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 North Wesleyan Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
252-985-5100