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Old 09-03-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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I am considering a move to Wake Forest. A major deciding factor is the schools. Can anyone give me feedback on he Wake Forest school system?
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Wake Forest follows the same schedule and curriculum as ALL the Wake County Schools. I don't have any experience with the WF Elementary schools. But do with the middle schools and High Schools, Heritage Middle is year round and a very nice school. I prefer it over the traditional WF/R Middle School. There is one WF/R High School that has some good programs, such as Drama Department.

School are like pits in peaches everyone has one. Some stick to the peach and some pop right out. School comparisons are similar to me. One can look at a school and think its great, because its new and fresh and a good reputation, but your child goes there and its not a match or in the case of the peach they are stuck to the pit! where an older school might not look good on the outside and have a bad rap but your child comes out each day like the non sticking peach pit. Its all relative.

So IMO Wake Forest schools are as good as other Wake County schools, one can take that as they want. I would also not have a problem with Leesville, or Cary schools either.

Forget to mention: Heritage High School will be coming online in Sept 2009! That will really help add educational classrooms to the WF area.

Wake Forest School System is the Wake County School System. They are one in the same. Public schools that is. there are also private schools to consider. My peach analogy holds true for them too!

Good luck and welcome to NC!
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:33 PM
 
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so are the wake forest schools still shipping kids out to other schools or towns?
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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so are the wake forest schools still shipping kids out to other schools or towns?
Children in Wake Forest tend to go to schools in the general area....there are quite a few in small area (Wake Forest, Wakefield, Heritage).....there are some with a Wake Forest mailing address, but are not actually in Wake Forest that go to other schools. Remember it's possible to have a Wake Forest address and not even live in Wake County much less go to Wake County schools.

Wake Forest has experienced very little of the redistricting compared to other areas especially at the middle and high school level.

So I really have no idea what you mean by 'still'.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Children in Wake Forest tend to go to schools in the general area....there are quite a few in small area (Wake Forest, Wakefield, Heritage).....there are some with a Wake Forest mailing address, but are not actually in Wake Forest that go to other schools. Remember it's possible to have a Wake Forest address and not even live in Wake County much less go to Wake County schools.

Wake Forest has experienced very little of the redistricting compared to other areas especially at the middle and high school level.

So I really have no idea what you mean by 'still'.
We're getting hit hard in 2010-2011 - nearly 250 kids are being bussed to Wake Forest High from areas near the 440 Beltline and also at Capital Blvd./Millbrook Road areas. The WCPSS plan clearly states more free and reduced students are needed at WFRHS.
A very long ride for these students... at least 17 miles for the brentwood kids.. each way.... (not as far for the kids coming near Millbrook Capital)
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:02 PM
 
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We're getting hit hard in 2010-2011 - nearly 250 kids are being bussed to Wake Forest High from areas near the 440 Beltline and also at Capital Blvd./Millbrook Road areas. The WCPSS plan clearly states more free and reduced students are needed at WFRHS.
A very long ride for these students... at least 17 miles for the brentwood kids.. each way.... (not as far for the kids coming near Millbrook Capital)
Wake County does have time limts for the amount of time a student is on the bus...unlike other surrounding counties. Time is more important then distance if you ask me.

So yes, we do have a new high school opening....yes, we will have some redistricting. I don't think that it has to be negative as a matter of course.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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I thought if you lived in wake you could get bussed out to others.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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no - county schools are county schools - there's no inter-county schooling.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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I'm assuming that since the OP has posted this they have come to the realization that there is no such thing as a "Wake Forest" school system and that it is part of Wake County school system right?
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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I'm assuming that since the OP has posted this they have come to the realization that there is no such thing as a "Wake Forest" school system and that it is part of Wake County school system right?
I think that most folks learn that pretty quickly...however, there are the 'schools in the Wake Forest area'. If you are interested in Wake Forest, there is no need to really ask about schools in Apex or Cary.
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