About Our School

  • South Lakes Elementary School will be the only new Wake County Public School System school opening in August 2020 in the lovely Fuquay-Varina community. We are excited to have the honor to create a new school family in the Southern Area of Wake County!  

    Currently, the majority of our students will be joining us from Willow Springs Elementary and Fuquay Varina Elementary. In addition, we are excited to also welcome students from other WCPSS schools, private and charter schools, and those who are moving into our area from another county or state. What a thrill it will be to see YOU in the Fall!

    Our intended mission for South Lakes is to create a school community that has a family feel. We want this to be a “home away from home,” where everyone is valued and we become stronger together. This mission serves as our theme for South Lakes Elementary School:

     Welcome home! We're glad you are here!

    Here we are family; 

    Here we achieve our dreams; 

    Here we make a difference;

    Here is where YOU belong!

    HERE has significance for us, as it defines the four pillars of our School Development Plan for 2020-21. As a school community we will be creating practices, processes and procedures that support our plans to provide the following for all stakeholders in our school community:   

    High Expectations for all students & staff 

    Enthusiasm that is shared and visible for all we do

    Restorative Practices, particularly Circle Keeping, to create and sustain a strong sense of family & community; SLES will be a place where everyone belongs

    Engagement; everyone in our school family should feel fully engaged in South Lakes Elementary

    From Day 1 & every day forward, we want every child who comes to South Lakes Elementary School to feel they are seen and have a place to belong!  

    Welcome home! We're glad you are here!