Students enrolled 1940
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School leader Ms Patti Hamler
Transportation options Yes
District Wake County Schools

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420 Stadium Drive
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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4 stars
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August 23, 2014
My son goes to Wake Forest High and he absolutely loves it!!! The teachers are great and they really care about helping their students. The academics are really good and Wake Forest offers a wide variety of AP classes. There are a ton of after school activities that appeal to a variety of interests. The teacher to parent contact is very good and whenever I've had to contact a teacher or administration they have always been helpful and courteous. We love Wake Forest High School. It is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
I am a sophomore at Wake Forest and I absolutely love this school! The teachers are great and they really care about their students. There are so many good clubs at this school and the athletics are great. Overall I am really happy with my school. It is such a great place to learn and make friends and the school really prepares you for life. Go cougars!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2014
This is one of the most outstanding schools in terms of positive faculty relationships and overall atmosphere. The performing arts department is truly excellent, offering courses in acting, technical theatre, dance, music theory, orchestra, jazz band, and music theory.

- submitted by a teacher
February 04, 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
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
March 04, 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
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
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
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
March 05, 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
April 13, 2010
i love this school this school is very educational and it is ver excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2009
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October 20, 2008
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October 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 01, 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
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
August 01, 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
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
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
June 06, 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
June 02, 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
August 20, 2003
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Wake Forest-Rolesville High School
420 Stadium Drive, Wake Forest, NC  27587
(919) 554-8611
Last modified Wake Forest-Rolesville High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wake Forest-Rolesville High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews.