Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
Type Public high school
Established 1997
Principal Candis Jones
Grades 9 - 12
School color(s) Navy Blue and Green
Mascot Bulldog

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.


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.


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.


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]


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


  1. ^ a b c "School Directory: Southeast Raleigh High". 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