GreatSchools.org and Zillow.com both rate Wayne County Schools in Goldsboro, North Carolina, four out of 10 based on the district's test results. Students attending a Title I school "in need of improvement" may attend a better performing school within the district under the No Child Left Behind act. GreatSchools.org lists the top schools as Edgewood Community Developmental School serving grades pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade; Wayne School of Engineering serving grades nine through 12, and Wayne Early/Middle College High School.
Wayne County Public Schools consists of 14 elementary schools, nine middle schools, eight high schools and two alternative schools. The district has 19,019 students, as of 2015, including 6,125 high school students, with 45 percent proficient in English and 32 percent proficient in Algebra. The district spends $7,639 per student each year.
U.S. News and World Report gave Wayne Early/Middle College High School a bronze ranking in 2015. This was the only school in the district to earn a ranking from U.S. News and World Report. The school has 254 students and 12 full time teachers. The student body consists of 48 percent minorities and 39 percent economically disadvantaged students and receives Title I funding. The students' test scores show that 85 percent are proficient in English and 86 percent are proficient in Algebra.