Wake County School District

Cary, North Carolina

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Wake County School District. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/contract-database/district/Wake-County-School-District
  • 15th

    largest school district
    in the country

  • $44k

    starting salary

  • $67k

    max salary

  • State only awards annual contracts.

    years to tenure

  • 161,784


  • 10,219


  • 33%

    free/reduced lunch

Labor context

  • District is operating under board policies (Updated in Database every three years).
  • Collective bargaining is explicitly illegal. Teachers may join professional association.
  • The primary union or professional association is affiliated with NEA.

Student Demographics

*N/A indicates the issue was not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.
**School district teacher count, enrollment, and demographic data is from the 2018-2019 school year, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics.
***Native Populations includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native students

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