South Lakes Elementary to become the newest of Fuquay Varina Schools in 2020


Your decision to raise your children in the safe, and family friendly of the South Lakes new home neighborhood not only allows your children a community friendly atmosphere to grow up in, but now, with a scheduled 2020 opening date they also will be able to attend school just across the road from the neighborhood, as Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) has announced the opening of South Lakes Elementary as its newest of all Fuquay Varina Schools.

The land that will host South Lakes Elementary, which is one of two new Fuquay Varina Schools set for opening on Old Honeycutt Road in the next two school years (the other is Willow Spring High School) that will be erected on the land sold to WCPSS by Preston Development, who is the developer of the South Lakes new home community in 2011. Both parcels of land that will be home to the new Fuquay Varina Schools are just to the North of the South Lakes community and can easily be accessed from the neighborhood off of Old Honeycutt Road.

The most recent development in the process of constructing the second of these new Fuquay Varina Schools, South Lakes Elementary, saw the WCPSS Board of Education approve the schematic design submitted by Clark Nexsen Architects. The prepared designs will see South Lakes Elementary sit on 20 acres of land and will have 56 classrooms.

Upon the initial selling of the land with the intention of these two new Fuquay Varina Schools being located across the street from their development, Preston Development co-owner, Bubba Rawl, spoke to the reasoning on the company wanting to have the schools so close to the South Lakes neighborhood. ““Schools play an important role in the decision process for today’s home buyers.” He continued, “We are excited that Wake County school planners saw the same potential in Fuquay-Varina as we did when developing South Lakes. It is a wonderful place to raise your family.”

In addition to naming the school after the nearby Preston Development community, it is also in planning for the town of Fuquay Varina to build a park that will also carry the South Lakes name in this same vicinity.

For further information on the two new Fuquay Varina schools, and for updates on the projects as they move along, visit