Wakefield High School is situated on a 110 acre tract in Northern Wake County near the town of Wake Forest. Just north of Raleigh, the main campus is centrally located in the Wakefield Community. The high school is adjacent to Wakefield Elementary and Middle Schools and a YMCA close to campus enhances its reputation as a community-based school. Wakefield is a comprehensive public secondary school that offers a traditional curriculum based on the North Carolina Essential Standards.
All courses are offered on a 4 x 4 block schedule. In addition to advanced placement and honors classes, Wakefield offers an extensive program of vocational, technical, and career development courses. An award winning arts program provides instruction in instrumental and vocal music, theater, visual art, and dance. A special programs course of study is offered for exceptional students who meet state guidelines. Wakefield cooperates with North Carolina Virtual Public School and local universities and community colleges to provide dual enrollment opportunities for students who take elective courses not offered on the high school campus.
A 4-A school governed by the North Carolina Athletic Association, Wakefield has achieved recognition in many sports. Outstanding recognition noted recently for Wolverine Athletics include two state titles in men's basketball (2004 & 2006), one in women's volleyball (2013), and two in men's tennis (2014 & 2015) and many individual titles. The Wolverines compete in football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track, cross country, lacrosse, golf, swimming, volleyball, wrestling, tennis, and gymnastics. Believing that extra-curricular activities are an essential part of high school life, Wakefield is committed to service and leadership through clubs and various organizations. Student life is thriving and there are numerous opportunities for involvement including participation in student government, academic and honor societies, fine arts clubs, service and cultural groups, business and civic organizations, and athletics. Parents are involved and the PTSA and Booster organizations readily support the teachers and programs at the school.
- Total Enrollment: 2545
- Senior Class Enrollment: 545
- Accreditation: Souther Association of Colleges and Schools
- Post Graduation Plans Data: Four Year College: 65%, Two-Year College: 25%,, Military/Other: 10%
- Serves student from 9th to 12th grade
- Mascot/Logo: Wolverines