Wake County Schools


Wake County Schools


Wake County Public School System is located in the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Region. We are a progressive, highly diverse, and nationally recognized PreK-12 school district that is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. With a goal of 95% graduation rate by 2020, WCPSS aims to be the national standard for student achievement in the 21st century. Click here to view our Strategic Plan. WCPSS serves nearly 158,000 students who live in Raleigh, the state capital, and the 11 other rapidly growing communities that make up Wake County. We are the largest public school system in NC and the 16th largest in the nation. Our student population has nearly tripled since 1980 and as many as 17,500 additional children are expected in our classrooms within the next four years. To accommodate our community’s continued growth, WCPSS will open 5 new schools for the 2016-2017 school year- 4 new elementary schools and 1 new year-round middle school- bringing our total number of school campuses to 176. Eight additional schools will open by 2018. Imagine It. Dream It. Teach It. Visit http://www.wcpss.net to view a list of current job postings and apply to join Team Wake.

Mission Statement

Wake County Public School System will provide a relevant and engaging education and will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of the Wake County Board of Education to provide all applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities and to provide current employees with training, compensation, promotion, and other attributes of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or citizenship status, except where sex, age, or physical requirements are essential occupational qualifications. All candidates will be evaluated on their merits and qualifications for positions. The Wake County Board of Education also recognizes the educational and professional advantages of racial, sexual, and cultural diversity in the make-up of the employees who serve the students enrolled in the Wake County Public School System. Therefore, the Board is also committed to an employee recruitment program that will result in a staff that reflects the racial, sexual, and cultural diversity of the Wake County community and the students who attend the Wake County Public School System. Further, the school district shall make positive efforts to recruit qualified disabled individuals.

Wake County Schools

5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518-9227