School choice in Wake County can be overwhelming to families moving here. I aim to curate resources and information regarding traditional public, public charter, magnet, and independent schools on this site so that you can find what you need without a lot of searching.
Enroll in WCPSS
Enrolling in the Wake County Public School System is done online and finalized through your base school. Visit this site learn how to enroll and locate your base school.
WCPSS Base Attendance Zones
You can find a comprehensive map of base attendance zones here. Beneath the map you will find middle school and high school maps as well. Please note this is not consistently updated and checking your address on the address look up tool it the only guarantee.
Wake County Magnet Schools
Wake County has a nationally recognized magnet program. Though selections for Magnet Schools are completed by the end of January, families relocating to Wake County can move into the base area for a magnet school and take advantage of these amazing programs. Follow this link to find out more about magnet options in Wake County.
Best Private Schools in Raleigh
NICHE's list of top ranked private schools in the Raleigh area. Click here to see their most recent rankings for K-12 private schools.
2021 Best Charter Elementary and Middle Schools
NICHE's 2021 list of top ranked charter K-8 schools in the Raleigh area. Click here to see their most recent rankings for charter schools.
School Performance Results
This updated link has the most recent school report cards for Wake County. All public charter and traditional public schools get state report cards so you can compare them apples to apples.
Compare High School SAT Scores
Trying to find the best high schools? DPI releases a yearly SAT report for area high schools. Take a look at Wake County and see which schools have the most impressive results.