Big and Getting Bigger in Wake County, N.C.

Six years ago, the Wake County school district surpassed Charlotte-Mecklenburg and became the largest system in North Carolina. Now with about 150,000 students, the Wake County district has seen steady growth for at least 25 years, and the numbers are expected to continue to climb.

The district projects it will have 8,158 additional elementary students by 2017 and 11,740 additional middle and high school students by 2018. To pro

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