Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School

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Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Location
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1997
Principal Candis Jones
Grades 9 - 12
School color(s) Navy Blue and Green
Mascot Bulldog
Website

The Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School: Center For Leadership & Technology is a magnet high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. It opened in 1997 as a magnet school with a focus on math, science, and technology. The school focuses on said topics, but also places a strong emphasis on leadership.

History[edit]

In February 1994 Wake County officials asked the Wake County School Board to provide a school for the southeastern area of Raleigh; its teaching should focus on math, science and technology. On July 28, 1997 the school opened for grades 9 to 12, with an initial student population of 1100. Beginning with the 2004/2005 school year, the school changed its name to Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School: Center for Leadership and Technology. The name change came with a new initiative on the part of former principal John Modest to encourage students through school activities to develop strong leadership skills.[1]

Since its opening many concepts pioneered at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School have been implemented throughout Wake County, including block scheduling and senior graduation projects.

Location[edit]

Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School is located on 2600 Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh, North Carolina. The school is near highway I-40 and the Raleigh Beltline.

Students[edit]

In the school year 2006/2007, the school had a total population of 1,866 students. Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School originally was built to serve 1,699 students, but has added 16 mobile units (trailers) to increase that number to 2,083.[1] With the trailers, the school is at 89.6% of its full capacity.[1] Students attend school from 7:25 AM to 2:30 PM, with four classes each semester. Some classes, such as Advanced Placement courses, marching band and upper-level chorus, also operate on "A" or "B" days, allowing semester-long classes to be stretched out over a year.

The school was featured on MTV's High School Stories for a student off-campus lunch pass forgery ring.

Notable alumni[edit]

Administration[edit]

Since 2014 the school has been led by former Wake Forest High School Assistant Principal Candis Jones. She is the school's fifth Principal.

  • John Modest 1997-2005
  • Beulah Wright 2005-2010
  • John Wall 2010-2012
  • David Schwenker 2012-2014
  • Candis Jones 2014–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "School Directory: Southeast Raleigh High". Wcpss.net. 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 

Coordinates: 35°44′45″N 78°36′14″W / 35.7457°N 78.6039°W / 35.7457; -78.6039