​Data is current through March 2014.

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.  As of Fall 2013, Wake had an enrollment of 153,299** students in its public school system.    

Charter Schools

Wake County has also seen growth in Charter School enrollments. By the 2013-14 academic year, Wake County had 13 charter schools with a membership of 6,768 students.

Wake County Education Statistics

2013–14 WCPSS membership: 153,299**
2013-14 Number of WCPSS schools: 167**; number of charter schools: 13**
2012 Adult population age 25 and over with B.A. or higher: 47.6%*
2012 Adult population age 25 and over with Grad/Prof. Degree or higher: 16.2%*
2012 Adult population age 25 and over with an Associate's Degree: 8.5%*
* 2012 U.S. Census Bureau
** Wake County Public Schools