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Old 03-02-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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I understand Wake Forest is part of the Wake County School District. Does Wake Forest Schools have the same challenges as the other schools in Wake County or is it isolated do to its location?

Thanks in advance!

-E
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Same school system. No city or town is isolated.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Wake Forest WAS very small and as it has grown tremendously in the last 8 years, schools had to be built.

Heritage built schools and Wakefield built schools. Some kids had to be moved around due to the new schools.

the parents that I spoke with were ok with that since the kids were all being moved at the same time.

Not sure how much movement there currently is. Nice thing is that there are many schools in that area so there isn't far to be moved unless you choose to be moved to a magnet, etc.

With Wake County Schools, the only thing we can count on is the school assignment FOR THE CURRENT YEAR AND NEXT YEAR, IF POSTED.

Vicki
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I live in wake forest, and i have two kids in elementary school. this was the first year since my kids started school (the oldest is a current 5th grader) where we have had any reassignment issues. When my daughter started kindergarten, she started at a brand new school, at that time, many other schools were being built as well.

Our current issues are middle school related, but others are having issues with elementary school - specifically richland creek. It is a new school, not yet built, but has a temporary location at the Dubois center, and the school only has a very low number of students (this is the first year of remote school being open). The brick and mortar school is scheduled to open in a year, but construction and land clearing has not happened yet. So the issues my friends have with richland creek (the remote location) is the quality of the building and the safety of the surrounding area (graffiti posted on surrounding buildings that can be seen from the kids while at recess, etc).

For us, the middle school issue we were having is that we are currently in a year round elementary school and our base middle school is a traditional calendar. the year round middle school that the school board assigned to us is 18 miles from my house, and we did get that changed, but we still have to apply to our new year round middle school option (heritage middle) and it is going to be very difficult to get into to the school. Best case we get in on our current track. But, if we don't then we have the probability of being in a year round middle with my oldest on a different track as my youngest, OR my oldest on traditional and youngest on year round.

I know, based on what the school board has said in their meetings, that the changes they made this year affected the fewest number of people in a long time, and most of them just happened to be in our area! This plan they have is only for the next school year, and then they plan to make more reassignments, so the changes next year will be more widespread.

Aside from all of that, we have been extremely happy at our elementary school!!!!

Leigh
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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Appreciate the responses. Just to clarify, if we lived in Wake Forest would our kids face the potential for being bused to other parts of the county or would they just be moved within the Wake Forest city schools?

Also, have any of you experienced having your kids being sent to two different schools? I dont want our two girls in Elementary school being sent to two different elementary schools on different schedules (year round vs traditional).

On paper Wake Forest looks great...just want to have the proper expectations for the school situation.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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Appreciate the responses. Just to clarify, if we lived in Wake Forest would our kids face the potential for being bused to other parts of the county or would they just be moved within the Wake Forest city schools?

Also, have any of you experienced having your kids being sent to two different schools? I dont want our two girls in Elementary school being sent to two different elementary schools on different schedules (year round vs traditional).

On paper Wake Forest looks great...just want to have the proper expectations for the school situation.
Most likely, they would be moved within the Wake Forest schools (or to those close by in
surrounding towns like Rolesville...) But there are no guarantees at all one you enroll your
children within the Wake County Public School System.

You can request your girls be sent to the same school. So far the Wake Forest area hasn't
seen masses of families with kids separated and forced to go to different schools as you are
concerned about. In other parts of Raleigh and Wake County that has been a Huge problem
for years now.

To avoid the WCPSS never ending, always unpredictable rule changes Wake Forest does
have private schools and many families who homeschool.
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