Data is current through October 2012.
School Enrollment and Projections
School enrollments for Grades K–12 have increased significantly since the mid-1970s. From 1975 through 2005, WCPSS added more than 66,000 new students, more than double its 1975 enrollment. Enrollment increases were modest until the mid-1980s, but have grown rapidly since that time. On the 20th day of Fall 2011, Wake had an enrollment of 146,687** students in its public school system. Between 2008-2011, Wake County has gained 12,685** students.
Wake County has also seen growth in Charter School enrollments. By the 2010–11 academic year, Wake County had 13 charter schools with a 20th-day membership of 6,090 students.
Wake County also had a high number of residents enrolled in college or graduate school. According to the 2011 American Community Survey, Wake County had an estimated 81,350 residents enrolled in higher education.
Wake County Education Statistics
2011–12 WCPSS 20th Day membership: 143,289
2011–12 Number of WCPSS schools: 165; number of charter schools: 13
2011–12 WCPSS 20th-Day enrollment: 146,687
2011 Adult population age 25 and over with B.A. or higher: 47%*
2011 Adult population age 25 and over with Grad/Prof. Degree or higher: 16.8%*
* 2011 U.S. Census Bureau
** Wake County Public Schools