Fairfax County Public Schools' reputation is similar to that of Wake's. Fairfax also has neighborhood schools and clusters, which will be of interest as Wake moves towards community schools.
However, Fairfax spends a few thousand dollars more per student than Wake.
"I think you can learn anything from a school that you visit," Wake County Board of Education member Anne McLaurin told ABC11 Eyewitness News. "Certainly, academically they've done quite well. How they get there with per pupil allotment would be very interesting to know if we could convince our county commissioners to spend that much per pupil then it would be worth the trip."
The trip is part of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce's Inter-City Leadership Conference. For more information about the conference, click here.
During the visit, Wake leaders also plan to look at the success of Fairfax County's the commuter rail.
For more information about Fairfax County Public Schools, click here.