The options for families and their children vary from public (traditional, year-round, magnet & charter) to private to home schooling.
For public school enrollment, Wake County Public Schools creates geographic areas called "nodes".
If a student is placed in a magnet or calendar option school, that school becomes the assigned school for that student.
In the way of nonpublic education, parents in Wake County have the option of private schooling or home schooling.
Schools are one of the top reasons why people want to live in the Triangle area.
The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) is one of the best school districts in the nation, let alone in North Carolina, which is why our area consistently ranks among the best places to live.
Because this district is growing quickly, a few schools have enrollment caps.
In that case, students will attend nearby overflow schools.
Find out the base school assignments for any address here.
Each year, during an application period (normally February), parents have the option of applying for magnet programs or a calendar option school in their area.