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Wake Forest High School

Public | 9-12 | 1940 students

 

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Posted February 4, 2014

Exceptional school!! My daughter graduated here 2012-2013! I'm surprised to see they have taken smart lunch away. Very unfortunate however it makes sense for what was going on with some. As for the post about drugs on campus..There isn't a school in the US THAT IS TOLERANT OF DRUG ON SCHOOL GROUNDS!! DRUGS are everywhere unfortunately!! Its up to the parents and school professionals to teach children what drugs can do to kids, teens & adults! However teens can't be "babysat" all the time! By the time you reach middle and high school, if you don't have an idea to stay away from drugs and the kids that do them...its not tthe schools FAULT nor your parents FAULT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

I've been a ninth grader for two months now, and hopefully, my experience will get better over time. However, coming from Heritage Middle which was a school with a great community, passionate teachers who cared about their students and just genuine good kids, I was very let down. I knew that the school had a drug problem and it really does. The signs that say, "this is a tobacco free school" make me laugh. However, it's not like it's difficult to abstain from drugs if you don't want to do drugs here. I'd say the bigger problem is sadly enough, the teachers. I'm not saying that all the teachers suck or that they aren't trying. The teachers are treated poorly and therefore treat the kids poorly. I've noticed that most of my teachers don't really care about their students as people. They just want to give you the assignment and grade it and then be done with you. They have no care in personal connections and it's even rare for the teachers to even be polite enough to say 'hi' or 'bye'. The football is awesome, but that's about it. I think there needs to be a bigger sense of community (honestly I hate most of my peers) and they need to get the academics in order. I miss middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2013

* This school is outperforming the other two high schools in the area academically * 2 daughters attend, no problems to date, honor students * Miss smart lunch; cougar time not enough to provide extra help * Good friend had bullying problem that was not eradicated by the school * Teachers are well educated * Lots of extracurricular activities to choose from * Respect the education being received
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

Unfortunately, I feel the school has gotten worse with the new principal. A straight A student that LOVED school experienced the change in his senior year and now HATES school. Really need to clean house as far as SOME of the burnt out teachers that have been there to long. I know it is difficult to be a teacher and there are a wide variety of serious problems here, however some teachers expect the worst and get it. I have been to meet the teacher night for years. I have actually seen some anger and flip, condescending attitudes come through in teacher presentations. We have had a lot of wonderful and inspiring teachers in our 19 years with WCPSS. It's easy to tell the difference. There is also major drug problem at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2011

This school is a disorganized mess. Hopefully, the new prinicipal will help reorganize the priorities that seem to be lacking. There is no emphasis on academic excellence. The teachers while caring are over whelmed. The students seem completely out of control. The guidance counselors provide absolutely no guidance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

My son graduated from WFRH in 2010. I am also a substitute teacher at this school. I really respect ths school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

My daughter loves this school. She enjoy it and has a lot of friends. She is an honor student. We moved from Puerto Rico seven years ago. Good school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

i love this school this school is very educational and it is ver excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

My son started ninth grade with great confusion. He spends half a day at one campus and is bused to the main campus for 2 other classes. On the first day there was no one to help my son find his classroom on the 600 hallway. He could not find the band room and had to ask for directions. There should have been more assistance available the first 2 or 3 days of school. My major complaint is quality of classes. Half year courses are a bad idea for 2 Honors Level courses. I would not recommend this to any other freshmen for first semester. Homework is in excess of 4 hours for 2 core classes only. My son and I spend most of Saturday and Sunday preparing for the next week of quizzes and research projects also required. We were forced to buy a cell phone. Office will not answer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

Toda was my sons first day in 9th grade which he started 2 weeks late. The school is poor and unorganized and we think it is a bad idea and unfortunate for the students to start what should be a great experience 'starting high school' to be in trailors and would discourage alot of them as it did our son and he will not be going back we will home school or move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2006

This is a Great school, as a student I can honestly say that. Unlike some parents or Reviewers who just come to parade around the place and think with their one experience that they are experts. I think this is a good school, one you would be proud to attend given the chance. Go Cougars!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2005

One of the worst school for teachers. Children come and go froom class as they please. Classrooms are disrupting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2004

The quality of the education given by most teachers in the school is poor. Unfourtunatly, adminstration only becomes involved during midterms and exams if a class as a whole is passing. This is not fair to students who continue who put their best effort foward, and suffer under teachers who are unqualifed or an overall 'bad teacher'. Im extremely dissapointed with the education quality at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

WF-R is a good school. There needs to be more funding for the elective classes, such as the foreign languages and the art classes. Blackboard was a good way for me to ready for college. The teachers do a nice job.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2004

This is a great school. Teachers work with students on a personal level to ensure each student success. Students will have a vareity of extracurricular activies and sports to choose from.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

496 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Science

All Studentsn/a
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 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.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

435 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

530 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

561 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

533 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

506 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, 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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students10%
Female8%
Male12%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracial-5%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students13%
Limited English proficiency13%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students65%
Female60%
Male71%
Black51%
Asian71%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Academically gifted92%

English II

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Black39%
Asian60%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial71%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiency7%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, 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.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 52%
Black 22% 26%
Hispanic 10% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Patti Hamler
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (919) 554-8617

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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