Cary Schools

As one of the Triangle's largest suburbs, Cary boasts a population of around 170,000 residents and dozens of top-rated institutions operated by Wake County Public Schools. Here, students can choose between both public and private options, as well as magnet and charter schools. If you're relocating to Cary with children in tow, we'd love to provide local advice to make your move as streamlined as possible. Take a look at our overview of Cary's educational offerings, and give us a call at any time for more information!

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Wake County Public Schools

District Accolades

  • A- Niche ranking
  • 90% graduation rate
  • Multiple Blue Ribbon schools

District Overview

  • 157,673 total students
  • 10,899 total teachers
  • 194 total schools

Sports, Curriculum, and Special Programs


Wake County Public Schools was recently named the #1 district for athletics in the state of North Carolina. In fact, Cary High School is known for its renowned wrestling program, and it's even produced a number of NFL players. Here are just a few of the sports programs throughout the district:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Track & field/cross country
  • Soccer
  • Cheerleading

Classes & Programs

WCPSS has gained quite a reputation for its specialty schools and magnet institutions, which offer individualized curriculums and opportunities for its students. Here are just a few other perks offered by the district:

  • Gifted and talented programs
  • Special education
  • Arts and music
  • Clubs and honor societies
  • Technology initiatives
  • ESL services
  • Early college
  • CTE courses

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School Disclaimer

The information on this page is as accurate as possible, but it is also subject to change at any time. Linda Craft Team Realtors advises all parents to contact their local school board or a specific institution before making any decisions.