• About Us

    Apex Friendship is a comprehensive high school in Wake County, which opened in August for the 2015-2016 school year.  Here are some quick facts about our school:
    • It has 111 classrooms.
    • It is 315,752 sq.ft. and sits on 108 acres.        
    • Our 2022-2023 enrollment is estimated at about 2,800 students.
    • Our 2022-2023 staff includes about 140 teachers, 14 instructional assistants, 2 media specialists, 9 counselors, 8 administrators, and 11 support staff members.

    How was our school name determined?

    Less than a year after the end of the Civil War, recently emancipated slaves found a place where they could meet, hold religious services, and ultimately build a community alongside white merchants and farmers.  Soon after, Native Americans also settled among this area's inhabitants.  Ultimately, in recognition of the unique cooperative spirit that made their lives possible, community leaders agreed to call their settlement Friendship.  This is where Apex Friendship High School stands today!
    Check out more in this video about the history of Friendship!

    Curious about this history of Friendship?

    Starting as a student project for class, this magazine reflects not only the history of our Friendship community but also seeks to put that history into a broader historical context.  As it always is, our understanding of our own history is never finished and the same can be said for this magazine.  We look forward to adding to this magazine and our understanding in the future.