Knightdale Chamber of Commerce

Education

The Wake County Public School System is devoted to maintaining academic excellence for each child, and boasts 49 Schools of Excellence and 61 Schools of Distinction. Newcomers can expect to find a high-quality, diverse and rapidly growing school system. Wake County Public School System, governed by the Wake County Board of Education is the second largest school system in North Carolina, behind only the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. It is the 23rd largest system in the nation.

Wake County Public Schools is known for its diverse and balanced school populations and strong magnet school program which allows for parents to select schools for children with special talents, specific needs or general interests. Also, WCPSS (Wake County Public School System) currently provides both traditional and year round school calendars based on the campus attended. Transportation is provided if you live more than one and one-half miles from your base school. To determine your base school you can contact the school directly or visit www.wcpss.net and go to the Student Assignment Locator. The discipline status enrollment form is required for any new registering student.

Knightdale currently offers four elementary schools K-5: Forestville Road, Lockhart, Knightdale and Hodge Road. East Wake Middle School provides the space for grades 6-8 and Knightdale High School, home of the Knights, provides an in-town campus for grades 9-12, in addition to East Wake High School which had been the only alternative for area residents.

SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION
Wake County public school assignment is based on the home address of the student’s parents or guardian. If you have questions regarding your child’s base school or school assignment, call the Growth Management Office at (919) 850-1921 or visit www.wcpss.net. To enroll your student in Wake County Public Schools, you will need:

• Proof of residence such as a rental agreement, housing contract, or utility bills (Driver’s licenses are not accepted as proof of residency.)
• Certified copy of student’s birth certificate
• Current immunization record
• Student’s Social Security card
• A completed Kindergarten health assessment
• A copy of the student’s latest report card and the previous year’s test results are helpful
• Transfer students should bring their most recent report card or transfer slip to verify grade.

UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
The Triangle region is also home to numerous colleges, universities, technical schools and community colleges. With its close proximity to Raleigh, educational opportunities never need to end. With Wake Technical Community College currently buildings its North Wake Campus on NC Hwy. 401, Knightdale residents will be just 10 minutes away from a lifetime of learning opportunities. The North Wake Campus is expected to be ready for students by Fall of 2007.

Barton College
Wilson, 1-800-345-4973
 
Campbell University
Buies Creek, 1-800-334-4111
 
Duke University
Durham, 919-684-8111
 
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, 919-686-3300
 
Louisburg College
Louisburg, 919-496-2521
 
Meredith College
Raleigh 919-829-8600
 
NC Central University
Durham, 919-530-6100
 
NC State University
Raleigh, 919-515-2011
 
NC Wesleyan Triangle campus
Morrisville, 919-465-4777
 
Peace College
Raleigh, 1-800-732-2347
 
St. Augustine's College
Raleigh, 919-516-4000
 
Shaw University
Raleigh, 919-546-8200
 
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, 1-800-284-6317
 
Southeastern Free Will Baptist College
Wendell, 919-365-7711
 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, 919-962-2211
Wake Technical
 
Community College
Raleigh, 919-662-3400
 


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