Parents and students in Knightdale have a growing list of options as they seek an excellent educational experience.

Our community is served by Wake County Public Schools, the largest school system in North Carolina, with nearly 150,000 students. WCPSS is lauded often for its students' achievements. 

WCPSS offers traditional, year-round, magnet, and early college programs that may be helpful for your family.

Public Schools


Forestville Road Elementary School
Hodge Road Elementary School 
Knightdale Elementary School
Lockhart Elementary School

Middle School 

East Wake Middle School

High School

The Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design is Knightdale's home public high school. It is owned and operated by Wake County Public School System. Information about the school's athletics programs are available here

Charter Schools

East Wake Academy (Zebulon)
Endeavor Charter School
 (Wake Forest)
Exploris Middle School
 (Downtown Raleigh)

Private and Religious Schools

North Raleigh Christian Academy

Ravenscroft School (North Raleigh)

Thales Academy of Knightdale (Anticipated Opening 2016)


Knightdale is surrounded by excellent colleges and universities. The following lists include public and private campuses that are within an hour's drive.

Public Colleges and Universities

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Wake Technical Community College

Private Non-Profit Colleges and Universities

Campbell University
Duke University
Meredith College
Shaw University
St. Augustine's University
William Peace University