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Triangle Area School Information

Finding a Good School is at the top of most family’s list when they are moving to a new area. We encourage you to research schools assignments before purchasing a home. Many people are disappointed to find out that their children will not necessarily go to the school nearest their new home.

Here is a partial list of links including some short videos, maps and other resources to help you get started on your research and if you need more information or have any questions feel free to send us an email - just ask!

We are here to answer your questions and talk about your school wants and needs. Our team lead, Sarah Mendel has spent a significant amount of time involved in the Wake County Public School System and would welcome the opportunity to share her experience with you or take you for a tour.

Please Note:  If you enroll your child in the public school system, grades K through 12 something you'll want to consider is what type of school year calendar you will choose. The traditional schools operate on a traditional nine month school year and offer a core of base studies along with a host of electives. The year-round schools offer the same curriculum but with a 12-month school year divided into four tracks with three to four week vacations between tracks. The magnet schools offer specialized curriculums with major emphasis in several disciplines based on the student's future plans.

Different from many areas, most school districts here in North Carolina are organized and administered at the county level. The Chapel Hill/Carrboro city system is not. However, our area school rankings are some of the highest in the southeast and nation!

Preschool and Childcare Provider Lookup with Ratings

Find the names, capacity, staffing and any registered complaints for thousands of private or public day care facilities in North Carolina. The Division of Child Development (DCD) and the NC Child Care Commission have created a Five Star Rated License System to help you find quality child care.

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Wake County Public School System

~Wake County covers the towns of Raleigh, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex and Morrisville as well as Fuquay Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale New Hill, Rolesville, Wendell, Willow Spring and Zebulon.

Determine School Assignment for a specific address here.

Forbes Magazine has named the Wake County School System third in the nation on its Top Ten List for The Best Education In The Biggest Cities.” Read the Full Article Here.

The Wake County Public School System is a national role model with its goal of having 95 percent of its students performing at or above grade level. With a reputation like that, it’s no wonder Money Magazine ranked the Wake County Public School System among the best 100 school systems in the nation. Read more here...

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Getting Started System Overview

There are over 150 Wake schools: 96 elementaries, 30 middle, 24 high schools, 34 Magnet schools and 4 alternative schools, click here for a complete directory.  To find out more about WCPSS magnet schools and other upcoming recruiting events visit, or the Magnet Resource Center located on the campus of Millbrook Elementary. The phone number is 919-501-7900.

Map of Wake County Schools

Orange County

~ Orange County covers the towns of Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Cedar Grove and Efland.

Determine School Assignment for a specific address here.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro School System is considered to be one of the best in the nation. It Consistently ranks at the top if the state in student test, the System also boasts the lowest dropout rate in the state. The system consists of 16 schools: 9 elementary, 4 middle, 2 high schools and the UNC Hospital School.

Here are some of their FAQ's.

Map of Orange County Schools 

Chatham County Schools Website

Newcomers Information Page

Chatham County School Photos

Download Chatham County 2006-2007 Quick Facts Here

Map of Chatham County Schools

State Department of Education

School reports, statistics, demographics and more...

Area Colleges and Universities School Information

N.C. State University

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill

Duke University

Meredith College
Shaw University
Peace College

Campbell University
Buies Creek

N.C. Central University
St. Augustine’s College
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest

Barton College

Louisburg College

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