School Details

Wake Forest Elementary

136 West Sycamore Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 554-8655
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 569 students 15 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
61%
47%
70%
57%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. 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

54%
59%
48%
47%
54%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. 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

71%
62%
48%
58%
51%
40%
70%
57%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. 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

Wake Forest Elementary is a public elementary school in Wake Forest. The principal of Wake Forest Elementary is Ms Julia Smith and can be contacted at jsmith7@wcpss.net. 569 students go to Wake Forest Elementary and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 53% of the 569 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wake Forest Elementary is 15:1. Franklin Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 61% 49%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Asian 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 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 53% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had two children go through this elementary school and currently have children there. I have never seen roaches in this school. Yes there have been some dead bugs on the floor but that is completely normal in any buildings. Have always had dedicated teachers. There is an active PTA and the new administration seems great!!!! My older two children had a great education and were WELL prepared for middle and high school. I love Wake Forest Elementary it is a wonderful place to learn!

  • (1 year ago)

    Too much burocracy put on teachers who are ( with the exception of a few) unable to dedicate enough time to truly teaching the students in their individual level. This produces frustrated teachers looking forward to summer vacation only. Too much screaming by staff at kids to be quiet in cafeteria each day. That has got to change! Not enough teachers assistants. PE teacher is unkind. New principal made some good changes but too much inefficient paperwork. Too much staff-gossiping and not enough focus on meeting the needs of each individual student.

  • (1 year ago)

    Love this school! My three children all attended all of their elementary school years hat WFE. The school continues to get better with the new principal. The staff is very professional and caring. Only complaint is the PE and music teachers. We have NEVER seen roaches at the school and are there nearly very day.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am not happy with this school and will be withdrawing my children for a number of reasons. First there is a problem with roaches. My children see roaches every day and althjough I have expressed concern there is nothing being done about the problem. Second although my children love sports they are afraid to go to PE. The teacher does not create a comfortable learning environment. She is constantly screaming at the students and calls them "Rats". Last the quality of teachers there varies quite a bit. Although my children have had some good teachers there are many teachers who are openly not happy teaching and complain about all the work they have to do. There are many times when I have e-mailed a teacher and gotten no response. That being said there is a strong PTA and many student events after school that are beneficial to the students. My kids also love the art teacher.

  • (2 years ago)

    Negatives `Unfortunately the school lost it's magnet program. Mean PE teacher. Lead in the building. Several teachers who don't really want to be there. Positives Love the diverse student body. Art teacher is great.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school! I already had one daughter go to it and my next will enroll in the fall. The staff are wonderful and very dedicated to the children. The PTA is very involved. My daughter thrived in this learning environment. All around this is a great school and I highly recommend!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am thrilled with this school! We recently moved here from MA and I was very worried about my 4th grade daughter feeling happy...but she LOVES her new teacher and all the happy friendly staff. She has made a bunch of happy new friends and I have already joined the 'very involved & fun' group of people on the PTA. I am looking forward to making many new memories with my family at the wonderful WFES!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school. They have a wonderful Professional Staff. The teachers and the administrative staff are always looking out for what is best for the student. Wake Forest being a magnet school you can find all types of activities for your child to get involved in Band Dance Art Drama Chorus etc.. The parents are greatly involved. The PTA is always helping and recognizing the teachers and their hard work. Parents are also very involved in individual classrooms to help with various activities and to also just be there to help a teacher out. There is also a great deal of school pride that is seen in the teachers students administration parents and the community.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have been very happy overall with the magnet program and the overall quality of the teaching staff.

  • (10 years ago)

    Wonderful school! My children love the magnet program. All teachers we have dealt with have been dedicated and very qualified.

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