Western Guilford High School

Western Guilford High School serves 1,285 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% 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 1285 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,285 students
Western Guilford High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
Western Guilford High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Western Guilford High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Western Guilford High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
2%
Western Guilford High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
10%
13%
Western Guilford High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
37%
27%
Western Guilford High School Black (1988-2012)
White
42%
52%
Western Guilford High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Western Guilford High School Sch Ethnicity Western Guilford High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.68 0.44
Western Guilford High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
37%
45%
Western Guilford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
6%
8%
Western Guilford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 78,021 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Guilford County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
121
4
Number of Students Managed 78,021 1,682
Guilford County s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 80% 74%
Guilford County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $746 MM $19 MM
Guilford County s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $768 MM $18 MM
Guilford County s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,224 $11,105
Guilford County s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,521 $10,880
Guilford County s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Greensboro Doris Henderson Newcomers School
    Magnet School
    411 Friendway Rd
    Greensboro , NC 27410
    (336)316-5883
    Magnet School
    0  mi  |  194  students  |  Gr.  3-12
  • Greensboro High School Ahead Academy
    Alternative School
    329 College Rd
    Greensboro , NC 27410
    (336)294-7600
    Alternative School
    0.6  mi  |  102  students  |  Gr.  8
  • Greensboro Guilford Middle School
    401 College Rd
    Greensboro , NC 27410
    (336)316-5833
    0.6  mi  |  744  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Greensboro Guilford Primary
    411 Friendway Rd
    Greensboro , NC 27410
    (336)316-5844
    1.1  mi  |  594  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Greensboro Early College At Guilford High School
    5608 West Friendly Ave
    Greensboro , NC 27410
    (336)316-2860
    1.1  mi  |  200  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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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Greensboro, NC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.09, which is lower than the North Carolina average of 0.46. The most diverse school in Greensboro is The Academy At High Point Central. Read more about public school diversity statistics in North Carolina or national school diversity statistics.