Wake County Schools

Wake school board renames two schools, honors top magnet schools

Posted April 9, 2013

Wake County Public School System

— The Wake County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to rename two schools in Wake Forest and honored 25 magnet schools who were recently recognized by a national association.

Both Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School and Wake Forest-Rolesville High School will drop Rolesville from their names in anticipation of the new Rolesville High School opening next school year.

In fall 2012, the school system completed construction on the new Rolesville Middle School as well.

So, Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School will be renamed Wake Forest Middle School and Wake Forest-Rolesville High School will be changed to Wake Forest High School.

The school system says the new names will eliminate the potential for confusion and better correspond to the communities the schools serve.

Also at Tuesday's meeting, the board honored eight Wake County magnet schools that were named Schools of Excellence by the Magnet Schools of America. That's the top award the national group gives each year.

Seventeen other schools were recognized as Schools of Distinction.

The 25 schools are the largest number of Wake County magnet schools ever to be honored by the organization.

"We appreciate the hard work of our schools, their teachers and their families in earning this national recognition for our school system and our community,” Wake County Board chair Keith Sutton said in a statement. “The number of our schools earning national recognition speaks to the quality of our magnet program. We are proud of the wonderful opportunities in our magnet schools for our students.”

The Schools of Excellence are:

  • Douglas Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School
  • Farmington Woods IB/PYP Magnet Elementary School
  • Ligon GT Magnet Middle School
  • Millbrook Magnet High School
  • Smith Magnet Elementary School
  • Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
  • Wiley International Studies Magnet Elementary
  • William G. Enloe GT/IB Magnet Center for the Humanities, Sciences and the Arts

The Schools of Distinction are: 

  • A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School
  • Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering
  • Brooks Museum Magnet Elementary School
  • Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School
  • Charles R. Bugg Creative Arts and Science Magnet School
  • Conn Active Learning and Technology Magnet Elementary School
  • East Garner Magnet Middle School
  • Fred J. Carnage GT/AG Basics Magnet Middle School
  • Fuller GT/AG Magnet Elementary School
  • Hunter GT/AG Basics Elementary School
  • J.Y. Joyner Center for Spanish Language/IB PYP Magnet Elementary School
  • Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet School
  • Millbrook Elementary IB/PYP Magnet School
  • Moore Square Museums Magnet Middle School
  • Underwood Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary
  • Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School
  • Zebulon Elementary Gifted and Talented Magnet School
     
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  • WralCensorsAreBias Apr 16, 2:28 p.m.

    Where is the wral coverage of the 2 dozen schools that have been capped?

    People moving to the area might appreciate you informing them that many will not go where they think/thought they might.

    The outrage will be large.

  • tired2 Apr 11, 4:56 p.m.

    me2you....and I suppose private, charter and Catholic schools are also community schools....the world has changed...live with it

  • me2you Apr 11, 12:55 p.m.

    "The school system says the new names will eliminate the potential for confusion and better correspond to the communities the schools serve."

    LOL...they don't serve communities. Kids are bussed all over the county.