Western Guilford High School

Western Guilford High School serves 1,255 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
Western Guilford High School operates within the Guilford County s School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 1255 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,255 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 73 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Asian
4%
3%
Hispanic
11%
14%
Black
39%
27%
White
41%
52%
Two or more races
5%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.67 0.45
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
40%
47%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 77,656 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,224 is less than the state average of $11,105. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,521 is less than the state average of $10,880. The district spending/student has grown by 29% over four years.
School District Name Guilford County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
124
1
Number of Students Managed 77,656 1,330
Graduation Rate 80% 74%
District Total Revenue $746 MM $19 MM
District Spending $768 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,224 $11,105
District Spending / Student $10,521 $10,880
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Doris Henderson Newcomers School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Doris Henderson Newcomers School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Doris Henderson Newcomers School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GreensboroDoris Henderson Newcomers School
    Magnet School
    411 Friendway Rd
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)316-5883
    Magnet School

    0 mi | Gr. 3-12 | 198 students                      
  • GreensboroHigh School Ahead Academy
    Alternative School
    329 College Rd
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)294-7640
    Alternative School

    0.6 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 100 students                      
  • GreensboroGuilford Middle School
    320 Lindley Rd
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)316-5833
    0.6 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 745 students                      
  • GreensboroGuilford Elementary School
    920 Stage Coach Trail
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)316-5844
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 566 students                      
  • GreensboroThe Early College At Guilford High School
    5608 West Friendly Aveune
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)316-2860
    1.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 195 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 02, 2015 - We have had three children attend WGHS since 2004. It has been a great experience for our children. All have had excellent teachers and been well prepared for college. One attended Vanderbilt and the other UNC-Chapel Hill. All three have taken extensive AP classes where there have been high expectations. All three have been in National Honor Society, Beta Club and served in school organizations. All have played soccer throughout their high school career and served as captains. They have good, close friends from high school and enjoyed their time at WGHS. The school is warm and supportive. The new AP Academy is continuing to raise the academic rigor. We heartily recommend WGHS to other families. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended August 01, 2011 - Western is a diverse school that provides students a balanced academic program. Students have opportunities to take AP courses as well as participate in almost any sport. The faculty and staff are working hard to improve academic rigor. Students should graduate and be prepared for future academic and/or work opportunities - Posted by Parent

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