School Profile

SRMHS School Front
  • Founded in 1997, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School (SRMHS) is one of 26 high schools within the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), four being magnet schools.

    SRMHS is a comprehensive magnet with the theme University Connections: School of Design, Arts & Engineering. WCPSS is recognized as one of the best school systems statewide and nationally.

    The student body consists of seventy percent base students (assigned) and thirty percent magnet students (application).  The school's enrollment is approximately 1,600 students in grades 9-12 and a faculty of 143 professionals. The school is on a modified calendar track. The school year begins in July and is composed of two 90-day semesters with four nine-week grading periods. There are two two-week breaks in between each semester and a seven-week summer break at the end of the school year.

    The school day consists of four 90 minute blocks. Homerooms are built into student's second periods with an additional ten minutes. 

    As freshmen, students are introduced to the four pathways through University Connections, an exploratory course for all ninth grade students. Upon completion of University Connections, students declare their pathway of either Design, Arts, Engineering, or Humanities. Although students choose a pathway, they are still allowed to take courses outside of the pathway chosen.

    All students have access to our programs that include three Career PLTW Academies (NAF Engineering, Biomedical, and Information Technology & Cybersecurity), Visual & Digital Arts, Performing Arts, and Athletics.

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    SRMHS Theme

    At SRMHS,  blending University Connections with Design, Arts & Engineering, creates a challenging and dynamic environment for all students. Emphasizing leadership and character development, along with engaging college and career pathways, students maximize their potential as global citizens and strong community leaders. Corporate and university partnerships, mentoring, and support strongly enhance this magnet theme. Through this unique magnet model, students are provided skills training for college and the workplace that are increasingly dependent upon technology, creativity, innovations, and leadership.


    SRMHS School Facts

    • Modified Calendar (July-May)
    • School Hours: 7:25 am-2:30 pm
    • Serves students in 9th-12th grades
    • Four 90-minute block courses
    • Hybrid Block and A day B day schedule 
    • School Mascot: Bulldog
    • Corporate, Community, and University partnerships for mentoring and support
    • Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement



  • "Excellence is the standard.
    I'm ALL IN!"

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

→ Mission

We will increase student achievement and equip students to become productive leaders within the global community.


→ Vision

Students are engaged in a multi-cultural community that enables learning and collaboration in a safe and inviting environment. Staff members use research-based best practices to engage students and increase achievement.  Graduates embark on college and careers with confidence.

→ Values

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Continuous Improvement
  • High Achievement for All
  • Interdisciplinary Learning Opportunities
  • Respectful Climate

Directions to Our School:

  • Take the 440 beltline to the Rock Quarry Road Exit, Exit #300 if you are going East, Exit #300A if you are going West.  Turn South onto Rock Quarry Road, drive 1.4 miles and the school will be on your left.