Western Guilford High School

Western Guilford High School serves 1,242 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Western Guilford High School operates within the Guilford County s School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

The student population of 1242 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,242 students
Western Guilford High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Western Guilford High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Western Guilford High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Western Guilford High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 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 16:1
Western Guilford High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
Western Guilford High School American Indian Students (1991-2014)
Asian
4%
3%
Western Guilford High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
11%
15%
Western Guilford High School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
40%
26%
Western Guilford High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
40%
51%
Western Guilford High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Western Guilford High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Western Guilford High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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
Western Guilford High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
38%
47%
Western Guilford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
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.
5%
7%
Western Guilford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 72,081 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,878 is higher than the state average of $10,864. The district revenue/student has grown by 61% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,475 is less than the state average of $10,591. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Guilford County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
126
1
Number of Students Managed 72,081 1,120
Guilford County s School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 76%
Guilford County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $1,010 MM $18 MM
Guilford County s School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $762 MM $18 MM
Guilford County s School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,878 $10,864
Guilford County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,475 $10,591
Guilford County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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
    Grades: 3-12 | 243 students411 Friendway Rd
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)316-5883
    03-12243
  • GreensboroGuilford Middle School
    0.6 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 711 students320 Lindley Rd
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)316-5833
    0.66-8711
  • GreensboroHigh School Ahead Academy
    Alternative School
    0.6 miles | Grades: 8 | 97 students329 College Rd
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)294-7640
    0.6897
  • GreensboroEarly College At Guilford High School
    1.1 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 195 students5608 West Friendly Ave
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)316-2860
    1.19-12195
  • GreensboroGuilford Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 611 students920 Stage Coach Trail
    GreensboroNC 27410
    (336)316-5844
    1.1PK-5611

School Reviews

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, 02/02/15
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, 08/01/11

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