School Details

Heritage High School

1150 Forestville Road, Wake Forest, NC 27857
(919) 570-5600

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-11 1790 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Wake County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Heritage High School is a public high school in Wake Forest. The principal of Heritage High School is Dr Mark Savage, who can be contacted at 1,790 students attend Heritage High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 27% of the 1,790 students here have subsidized lunches. Wake Forest-Rolesville High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 49%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 24%
Hispanic 12% 15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 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 ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Heritage High is a great School for your teens my chid is lucky to have gone to Heritage High School she has wonderful teachers that has stayed after school just to help the students that needed a little extra help and now my child has a 3.8 Gpa and she is going to be a Junior this year she has a great Track and Cheer coaches here at Hertigage High School some are looking at Colleges that would be good for her to continue on running and Cheeing for and possibly get a Scholarship to a good School so Thank You Hertigage High School for helping and sticking with my child.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been extremely pleased with Heritage High. My daughter has been challenged academically by her teachers to grow and we are pleased with the extracurricular activities that have been made available for her to take advantage of. The principal is outstanding and the only complaints you see on here are from people who wanted special treatment and became angry when their kids weren't treated differently than the rest. It is your child's responsibility to adapt not the school's responsibility. That's the way it works in the real world too. As usual there are only about 10% of the parents involved but they do great things with little manpower. Other parents are content to let others do the work. That is the one place where it could be improved. Athletics are solid with coaches who are teachers first then athletic mentors. The band chorus and drama departments are all good and there are over 50 clubs for your child to choose from. Everyone can find something. The responsibility is on the child and parents to make the school great. If you want a great school get involved and be a great parent.

  • (1 year ago)

    I've been going to heritage since freshman year and it's great. As a student I know what goes on at other schools that students don't tell there parents out of all the schools we have the best kids. There is going to be trouble at any public school but this one has the most behaved of that crowd. The only reason I don't like this school is because the carpool is crazy and clustered in the morning and and after school and clubs are not as organized so you never know when they are. We hav pretty good teachers. There will be bad teachers where ever you go but overall from hearing what other students say we have better teachers and test scores. Also our princaple is awesome and has a reward for his outstanding job (from the state). But if you see any bad reviews it's probably angry parents who were miss informed by there children who don't want to get in trouble.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is a student at Heritage High School in Wake Forest NC. This has been my daughters worst academic year ever. She experienced discrimination by one of her Spanish honors teachers. From the first day of school I had problems with this teacher and requested that my child be removed and nothing happened. My child was constantly mistreated and had a poor Teacher-Student relationship with her Spanish Honors teacher. I recommend to all parents- if there is an issue at the beginning of the term do not wait to see if its going to get better because the school will back their staff up 100% even when there is evidence of that particular teacher showing favoritism towards other students.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing been going there since my freshman year and i absolutely love it there. The teachers are very encouraging helpful motivated and fun. They have great opportunity's and programs. Overall this is a great school would recommend to any and everyone.

  • (1 year ago)

    It's a high school. My expectations aren't high. Teachers are fine plenty of stuff to do and I learn what I need to pass my exams. Yeah there are fights. Administration can be unorganized but at the end of the day it's a school. People do stupid things-- people will do stupid things anywhere-- but unless you want to pay the tuition for a private school you can't expect much better. I've been going here since I was a freshman and it hasn't majorly inconvenienced me in any way. It can be annoying and Wake County in general is just annoying but as long as you aren't expecting your kid to be served lobster tail at lunch and take classes from Nobel Prize winners you'll find that this school is extraordinarily average

  • (2 years ago)

    North Carolina schools rate 47th in the nation and Wake County schools rate lowest in the state. How can anyone say they're good? Students spend their day texting one another displaying the most disrespecting language towards each other and faculty. Why isn't this behavior monitored? A $3 billion budget won't improve the scores in Wake Co. The Parents & Schools working together will. As a taxpayer I want a better return for my investment.

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal teachers administrators and coaches are all top notch.The leadership at this school is terrific. My daughter loves it here. There are many Honors & AP classes to choose from as well as electives and sports.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our principal is completely fantastic totally involved in everything that goes on around the school. The teachers are top-notch and are expected to act professionally which provides a great learning environment. The school is clean (which a lot of high schools seem to have trouble with) the rigor of the classes is appropriate and our counseling staff help to provide a lot of opportunities (such as internships or advanced studies at nearby colleges). Our school has grown a lot in the now three years of its existence and can now be considered a staple of the Wake Forest community it resides in.

  • (2 years ago)

    We transferred in from out of state right before my sons junior year (last year). We gave the school all the information to obtain our sons transcripts from his previous schools and made sure to let them know that I would be more than happy to help them get them if they needed it. During the school year I had spoken to his councilor about a couple of different things. After school got out this past Summer they sent home the report cards. In the envelope with my sons report card was a paper saying that he did NOT move on to being senior. When I was finally able to get a hold of the school I was told that he did not have enough credits to graduate and move on. I knew this was impossible and explained that to the dean of students. When she finally looked at my sons records she informed me that they never ordered the transcripts from one of his schools. Nothing was ever said about him being short credits during the year. No one ever said they didn't have all his transcripts no one ever checked. Turns out he had more than enough and could have graduated early. Good teachers and facility just not real impressed with the rest even if it is located in an exclusive area.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is not one of the better school I have attended. When I was there for my freshman year the students did not seem to care and did not want to be there. The teachers are ok I had one good teacher though. There was no special ed for my learning disabilities. The last thing is that there was a fight it seemed like every day. So they took away privlages to even the students who did not do anything. Now I also learned living in NC that they bus students from raleigh and thets where all the problems came from. so all in all avoid this school if you can.

  • (3 years ago)

    Friendly Staff Clean Facility Motivated Students World Class Education The Best School I Ever Attended I Defiently recommend this school

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