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Wakefield High
2200 Wakefield Pines Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614
(919) 562-3600
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public | 9-12
County: Wake


  School Head OfficialYear
Tripp Crayton2012
4/18/2010parentWe moved into Wakefield Plantation just to be able to send our 3 children to the Wonderful Wakefield Schools Campus'. We have been very pleased with the positive attitude teachers have at The High School. The staff is very friendly and down to earth with both students and parents, I believe this is why the students enjoy this school so much and do so well. I cannot say enough about any other High School in Wake County Wakefield Experience motivates your children want to learn. The school has very creative teachers who make learning fun and a challenge. Athletics at Wakefield are awesome. So many sports to choose from and high parent involvement also. Wakefield students are like a team, everyone works together to make everything in the school run great. Great School No others compare in our book.
4/17/2010studentI love Wakefield High School. I started as a sophomore from Kansas. I didn't know what to expect and did not like my former school. The atmosphere here tends to be crowded, though orderly; There are almost 3000 students in this school (second large in NC), but I love it, it only creates an outlet to meet more people and there is SO MUCH DIVERSITY! You can definitely find your niche here. When I first went to Wakefield orientation, there was a student panel and each the students had a impressive and long list of experience in school activities. It's funny because I never thought I'd be one of those students. There are SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES HERE! I love the classes I've taken here too and I don't feel like I've wasted my time here!
1/31/2009parentWe moved here last year from Florida and my son was a highly gifted underachiever. He has really blossomed into an amzing student and athlete thanks to Wakefield. The ninth grade center segregates the young kids from the older ones and I think that is amazing and helpful. I don't think 14yr. olds should be with 18yr. olds. He is happy and well adjusted and the education is awesome. I have had a wonderful experience my sons first year at Wakefield High. There is a caring staff and invloved principal. The standards are high and the staffis helpful and they want our children to succeed.
6/24/2008parentI was apprehensive about putting my daughter in a public school when we moved from Austin, TX, to Raleigh. (It was like stepping back in time 20 years). But, I have been very impressed with the quality of education Wakefield has provided. The academic program is above average for Raleigh, as is the selection of extracurricular activities. Those parents complaining would most likely complain regardless where they put their child.
3/16/2008parentMy son attended this high school for three years. He is developmentally delayed and has learning disabilities. During the three years he was there, I have never been more frustrated with the lack of commitment to the program that addresses children with special needs. The program needs an over haul along with many of the teachers who are following the I.E.P's (individual eduacation plan). But then of course, Wakefield focuses so much on the students who don't have disabilities, that those that do, easily slip through the cracks. Thank god my son finally graduated from such a pompus, self centered environment, with students that have such poor morals and values.
1/1/2008parentI have been pleasantly surprised with Wakefield. The teachers, administrators and coaches are all top notch. They have inspired my 9th grade son to become a more mature and serious student athlete. The communication between the school and parents is by far the best that I have ever experienced.
12/11/2007studentThe only reason this school has the number of resources it does is because it is situated in one of the richest areas in the county. Wahoo NCLB funding! But for all the money the parents throw at it, what it manages to get done is less than stellar.
11/28/2007parentThis school is the best school in Wake County. The teachers are Awesome and the students are great. The school offers all kinds of activities and always keep the students involved. Great School!
11/26/2005parentWe have an excellent first impression. Our freshman was previously homeschooled, and we've been pleasantly surprised by all the faculty and staff at Wakefield. Our son has been motivated by most of his teachers, and all have been courteous and responsive. We have attended various sports events, and find the students well behaved, especially by today's standards! The athletic program is outstanding, producing state champions in its first five years of existence. Given the challenges faces by all public schools, Wakefield appears to be surpassing most.
8/13/2005parentPrograms are mediocre, sadly the extracurricular activities are limited due to new school budget. I wish there was more parent involvement. This school does need improved supervision. Seems many students leave without having permission during lunch, etc. As with many highschools I believe the drug use, and/or alcohol use is common. Still going through growing pains is my summarization.
2/22/2005parentNewer school in an affluent neighborhood. We have seen it mature in the past four years to a school with excellent teachers and support for the students.

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