William G. Enloe High School

 
 
 

School History

William G. Enloe High School opened in 1962. Named in honor of the Mayor of Raleigh at the time, Enloe answered the need for a secondary educational institution for all students living in the vicinity of the Longview Gardens Community. It opened as Raleigh's first integrated high school. Enloe initially housed students from grades seven through eleven.The Class of 1963 was the first graduating class.

In 1965, Aycock Junior High School opened on a adjacent campus. Students in grades seven through nine were assigned to the junior high school, and William G. Enloe became the senior high school serving students in grades ten through twelve.

During the spring of 1979, Aycock Junior High School was merged with Enloe High School to form a 9-12 high school. Aycock's building was designated as Enloe East and the Enloe building was designated as Enloe West. In the 1980-81 school year, a magnet component designed to provide specialized courses for gifted and talented students was added to the academic program at Enloe. Approximately 300 students participated in the magnet program each of the first two years of its existence.

Since the 1982-83 school term, Enloe High School has served as a magnet high school in the Wake County Public School System. Students throughout the county attend Enloe to take advantage of the special programs not offered at any of the other schools. Included among the many course offerings and programs which appeal to a variety of student needs and interests are the Medical and Bioscience Academy, the AP Program, and the International Baccalaureate Programme.

Enloe has received many state and national awards. Our greatest achievements have been the many successes of Enloe students. Enloe graduates are in the enviable position to attend the best schools in the country. Our students have gone on to Harvard, Stanford, Howard, Morehouse, MIT, Duke, UNC, A&T, Princeton, NCCU, NCSU, University of Chicago, ECU, and a host of others. Our senior class members receive scholarships each year totaling millions of dollars. We have produced National Merit Scholars, Morehead Scholars, Park Scholars, and West Point cadets.

Enloe was named the Top Magnet High School in the Nation 2000, (Dr. Rondald Simpson Magnet School of Merit Award). In addition, Enloe was ranked 42 among the Top 100 High Schools in the Nation , Newsweek 2003. Govenor Mike Easley named W.G. Enloe 2002 Hallmark School of Excellence.

Enloe students enjoy the school's diversity reflected in the curriculum and in the student population. If Enloe could be summed up in one word, it would be excellence. We offer students the opportunity to explore and grow to their full potential. Whether it be through academics, sports, or the arts, Enloe provides students the opportunity to perform, to learn, to grow, and to dream.