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Wake high schools above or below capacity

Posted August 21, 2008

Approximately 5,000 new students will join the Wake County Public School System when traditional schools open on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Below are listed the high schools whose student bodies are the most above or below the buildings' capacity.

Over-capacity high schools

1. Panther Creek High (Cary), 487 students
2. Broughton High (Raleigh), 211 students
3. Leesville Road High (Raleigh), 195 students
4. Fuquay-Varina High (Fuquay-Varina), 180 students
5. Athens Drive High (Raleigh), 149 students
6. Green Hope High (Cary), 125
7. Apex High (Apex), 109 students

Under-capacity high schools

1. Cary High (Cary), 548 students
2. Wake Forest-Rolesville High (Wake Forest), 525 students
3. Middle Creek High (Apex), 386 students
4. Southeast Raleigh High (Raleigh), 326 students


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  • One flew over Randy_s nest Aug 22, 2008

    Both Panther Creek and Green Hope are over capacity?
    Maybe it's time to stop expanding Cary west of NC-55. Cary has even grown into Chatham county.

  • mathforall Aug 21, 2008

    Where is Garner's capacity? A building meant to house 1600 expecting more than 2200!!! Is that rumor or fact?

  • kate21 Aug 21, 2008

    This is ridiculous since Panther Creek gets a large number of students that were originally moved FROM Cary High School.

  • Not_So_Dumb Aug 21, 2008

    I am sure that WCPSS will cry for more money. It isn't a capacity problem, it is a management problem. They have assigned the kids to the wrong schools!