As your child approaches school age, you will be faced with many choices. Should your child attend a public or private school? Is a traditional or year-round schedule best? What about magnet and charter schools? This portal will provide an entrance point to the many schooling options available in Wake County, North Carolina.

Wake County School Listings


TraditionalYear-RoundModified / Alternate ScheduleMagnetCharter



Enrollment Information

WCPSS kindergarten/first grade registration – deadlines, documentation, and public school registration

school assignment finder – find the assigned public schools for Wake County addresses

magnet application process – how to apply for admission to magnet schools

private school websites – find admission information for each school

School Choice Resources

Free School Information – Links for Wake County parents from local realtors.

greatschools.net – A non-profit organization providing free profiles and comparisons of public, private, and charter schools nationwide.

Parent Center – "A complete resource for parenting, learning, health, and fun." Searchable resource list with articles and links.

The Public School Parents’ Network – "A site designed and maintained by parents of public school children to serve as an information source and reference guide for all parents of school age students. PSPN is committed to candidly addressing the educational issues that confront school age students, and their parents daily.”

Unger, Harlow. “School Choice: How to Select the Best Schools for your Children.” Checkmark, 1999.

Wake County Parents' Forum

Forum – Post your findings about schools in Wake County, and ask other parents for advice.

Contact us: hunsinge@email.unc.edu