Board adopts 2013-14 Student Assignment Plan

The Wake County Board of Education has adopted a Student Assignment Plan for the 2013-14 school year. Under the plan, every student will be assigned to a school based on his or her home address. To offer continued stability for families, the plan includes minimal reassignments, as well as the opportunity for students to “grandfather,” or stay with their current schools if they are happy there. The plan offers sibling priority, and families also will have options for traditional-calendar schools and year-round schools.

Beginning December 12, 2012, any student who enrolls in WCPSS for the first time, or moves from another Wake County address will be assigned to a school based on this new assignment plan.


WCPSS will host four information sessions on the plan:

Thursday, December 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Salem Elementary School, 6116 Old Jenks Road, Apex

Monday, December 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wildwood Forest Elementary School, 8401 Wild Wood Forest Drive, Raleigh

Tuesday, December 18 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
East Garner Elementary School, 5545 Jones Sausage Road, Garner

Wednesday, December 19 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Joyner Elementary School, 2300 Lowden Street, Raleigh

Calendar and Grade-Configuration Changes

  • East Garner and Green elementary schools will convert to a traditional calendar.
  • Vance, Hodge Road, and Lockhart elementary schools will become single-track, Track 4 schools.
  • North Garner and East Wake middle schools will become single-track, Track 4 schools.

Community Input

The Board of Education hosted three public hearings on the proposal. The hearings were held near schools where base-attendance areas or calendars would be impacted. Members of the public also sent their comments to the board via an online form.

View Public Hearing – November 28, 2012

View Public Hearing – December 3, 2012

View Public Hearing – December 5, 2012


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