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Within Wake, Durham and Orange Counties there are 4 separate K-12 public school systems. Wake County Public Schools, Durham County Public Schools, Orange County Public Schools and the Chapel Hill Public Schools. These award winning systems, which combined to enroll almost 208,000 students, offer Triangle residents an incredible range of educational opportunities. We certainly don’t expect you to take our word for it, so take the time to visit the website of each system and see for yourself which offers the right for your student.

Durham County Public Schools
Durham Public Schools is one of the ten largest districts in North Carolina, serving more than 33,000 students in the city and county of Durham with a vision of igniting the limitless potential of its students. It is one of the top 30 districts in the nation for employing teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, boasting a National Blue Ribbon School, more than $76 million in scholarships offered to the Class of 2019, and a commitment to equity and excellence. Driven by its five-year Strategic Plan, DPS embraces, educates, and empowers every student to innovate, serve, and lead.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public Schools
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School System is typically among the top five performers in the State. With its 12,000 students, the system consistently produces North Carolina’s highest average SAT scores at 1,753. And 82% of all high school seniors take the test.

Orange County Public Schools
With an enrollment just over 7,400 students, the Orange County School System is the smallest of the four systems highlighted. But a quick look at the systems report card, and it’s clear that this is a great example of good things coming in small packages.

Wake County Public Schools
With more than 155,100  students, Wake County is home to the largest public system in North Carolina. Even more importantly, it’s one of the state’s top performers. In fact, it has been recognized as one of the best performing large school systems in the nation. For more information, view our Wake County School Brochure here

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