Public Schools – Ensuring high quality education for all in a fast growing county

WakeUP Wake County believes that every child deserves high quality education and that our economy and community benefit from good schools. The Wake County Public School System is the 18th largest in the nation and largest in North Carolina.

Growth Challenges for Wake County Public Schools: How do we pay for growth?
The Wake County Public School System grows by several thousand students each year. School costs are half the county’s budget. How will we pay for the 33 additional schools needed by 2020?

Achieving Educational Excellence
The mission of Great Schools in Wake, a project of WakeUP, is to provide accurate information to educate the public about policy initiatives that would impact the quality of education, to foster well-informed discussions about critical education issues, and to advocate for policies that improve public education in Wake County.