Best Public Schools in Apex, NC


The city of Apex, North Carolina is home to 21 schools, including 13 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 high schools, all part of the Wake County Schools district. This district is ranked 65th out of 243 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Some standout schools in Apex include Apex Friendship Middle, ranked 16th out of 784 middle schools in North Carolina with a 5-star rating and exceptional test scores, and White Oak Elementary, ranked 2nd out of 1,502 elementary schools in the state with a 5-star rating and extremely high proficiency rates. Other high-performing schools are Baucom Elementary and Peak Charter Academy, both with 5-star ratings and strong test scores.

In contrast, there is a significant gap in performance between the top-performing schools and the lower-performing schools in the district. For example, the proficiency rates in math and reading at Scotts Ridge Elementary and Oakview Elementary are much higher than those at Middle Creek Elementary and West Lake Elementary. The student-teacher ratios also vary widely, which could be a factor in the academic performance of the schools.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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