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About This School

Wakefield Middle is a public middle school. The principal of Wakefield Middle is Mr James Sposato and can be contacted at 1,257 students attend Wakefield Middle and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 27% of the 1,257 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wakefield Middle is 17:1. Wake Forest Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 54% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 24%
Hispanic 13% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is awsome because it has a great diversity of kids. I myself have made plenty of friends.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school used to be better with the previous principle . He moved on to the High School. Check the student scoring. The teachers blame the poor scores on new testing. There isn't any accountability. Having to continually get outside education facilities to educate my children. The true tests of kids are national tests. That wil tell you exactly where your kids are in their learning. In my opinion this school is continually going down hill. The High School is having a hard time also. That seems to be related mostly with the busing of kids from outside the area. My kids get a better education from the outside educators as opposed to the schools. It's a shame. There are teachers within that school that are the exception. A handful. It's pot luck if your kids get one of them. The schools need to be run like a business. They're not and I think that is the problem. If the teachers aren't performing and the kids aren't doing better. The teachers need to go. If the principle isn't setting the standard and monitoring the teachers then he or she needs to go. This school system ( Wakefield) used to be the place to be. Wake County changes that. Too bad they took away school choice.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school. The principal is wonderful and regularly keeps parents informed through parent email messages. The staff is very caring about the students and understanding of the age group they are dealing with.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has a very good teacher base. Students at this school do well with their academics and teachers make sure they know their material before jumping ahead to new things. Sports teams are very good. Principal is wonderful. Staff is very calm and keep the children interested in school. Students are taught well and with enough disipline to keep a middle schooler in check.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers great students great neighborhood!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school wonderful staff. Mrs. Anderson is great. She is warm and welcoming and very knowledgable. What a great ambassador for Wakefield Middle and Wake County Schools!

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved here from South Florida and love it here! This is an excellent school with wonderful caring teachers and staff. My children adjusted quickly anf fit right in here. My child is in the gifted program and was truly challanged at Wakefield.

  • (7 years ago)

    We moved into the area expecting to upgrade our daughter's education and surroundings with a great community school but found something else. The school is well run but the students seem cold and pretentious. This was the last thing we expected in North Raleigh. With so many people moving into the area we can only hope that the new residents provide a future lift to the interactions between students and possibly a challenge to the staff from the work of other school districts that are more focused on excellence not on themselves!

  • (7 years ago)

    Wakefield was alright. I met some friends there and the place was well kept up. I did feel it was a safe environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wakefield is a terrific school the school is in a great enviroment and it is well taken care of. Also my son has made many friends there when he first transfored there from east millbrook which was a horrible school. I thought that the teachers were great and the grades were great. I would definately recommend this school for any parent that really cares about their childs education.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is in 6th grade at Wakefield Middle. She loves it. AVID is a great program offered there that other schools don't have. My daughter has great teachers and really likes the kids there. She has made a ton of friends considering she was at a different school last year. And the High School has an awesome football team. Go Wakefield!

  • (9 years ago)

    Wakefield is an excellent school. Compared to millbrook Wakefield is heaven. My daughter gets the education she needs along with great friends.

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