Top 10 Best Winston Salem Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 65 public schools serving 36,587 students in Winston Salem, NC. Winston Salem has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Winston Salem, NC are Early College Of Forsyth Co, Sherwood Forest Elementary School and Meadowlark Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Winston Salem, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Winston Salem have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 54% (majority Black).

Best Winston Salem, NC Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Early College Of Forsyth Co
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2100 Silas Creek Prky
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 757-3290
Grades: 9-12
| 255 students
Rank: #22.
Sherwood Forest Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
1055 Yorkshire Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 774-4646
Grades: PK-5
| 636 students
Rank: #33.
Meadowlark Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
401 Meadowlark Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4208
Grades: PK-5
| 790 students
Rank: #44.
Whitaker Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2600 Buena Vista Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 703-6740
Grades: PK-5
| 574 students
Rank: #55.
Atkins Academic & Tech High School
Magnet School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
3605 Old Greensboro Road
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-6754
Grades: 9-12
| 1,185 students
Rank: #66.
Meadowlark Middle School
Math: 66% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
301 Meadowlark Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4228
Grades: 6-8
| 1,172 students
Rank: #77.
Hanes Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
2355 Pleasant St
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 703-4171
Grades: 6-8
| 849 students
Rank: #88.
The Downtown School
Magnet School
Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 N Cherry Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-4125
Grades: PK-8
| 407 students
Rank: #99.
Friendship Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1490 Friendship-ledford Road
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 231-8744
Grades: PK-5
| 470 students
Rank: #1010.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4000 Jefferson School Lane
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4215
Grades: PK-5
| 528 students
Rank: #1111.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3500 Sally Kirk Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4222
Grades: 6-8
| 1,230 students
Rank: #1212.
Wallburg Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
205 Motsinger Road
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 769-2921
Grades: PK-5
| 723 students
Rank: #1313.
Oak Grove Middle School
Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1771 Hoy Long Road
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 474-8250
Grades: 6-8
| 734 students
Rank: #1414.
The Arts Based School
Charter School
Math: 51% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1380 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 748-4116
Grades: K-8
| 521 students
Rank: #1515.
Brunson Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 54% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
155 N Hawthorne Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 703-4206
Grades: PK-5
| 444 students
Rank: #1616.
Oak Grove High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3507 Midway School Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 474-8280
Grades: 9-12
| 961 students
Rank: #1717.
Friedberg Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
1131 Friedberg Church Road
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 764-2059
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
Rank: #1818.
Clemmons Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3785 Fraternity Church Road
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 703-4217
Grades: 6-8
| 1,235 students
Rank: #1919.
Paisley Ib Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 38% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1394 Thurmond St
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 703-4168
Grades: 6-10
| 908 students
Rank: #2020.
R J Reynolds High School
Magnet School
Math: 41% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 N Hawthorne Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 703-4145
Grades: 9-12
| 1,638 students
Rank: #2121.
Mount Tabor High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
342 Petree Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-6700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,401 students
Rank: #2222.
South Fork Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4332 Country Club Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 703-4231
Grades: PK-5
| 475 students
Rank: #2323.
Carter High School
Special Education School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
851 Highland Court
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-4119
Grades: 9-12
| 172 students
Rank: #2424.
Moore Magnet Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 29% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
451 Knollwood Street
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 727-2860
Grades: PK-5
| 521 students
Rank: #2525.
Wiley Magnet Middle School
Magnet School
Math: 28% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Northwest Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 727-2378
Grades: 6-8
| 709 students
Rank: #2626.
Mineral Springs Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 36% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4527 Ogburn Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 703-6788
Grades: PK-5
| 567 students
Rank: #2727.
Speas Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 26% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 W Polo Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4135
Grades: PK-5
| 780 students
Rank: #2828.
Forsyth Academy
Charter School
Math: 23% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5426 Shattalon Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 922-1121
Grades: K-8
| 747 students
Rank: #2929.
Quality Education Academy
Charter School
Math: 27% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(11)
5012-d Lansing Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 744-0804
Grades: K-12
| 695 students
Rank: #3030.
Ward Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3775 Fraternity Church Road
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 703-4235
Grades: PK-5
| 613 students
Rank: #3131.
Flat Rock Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4648 Ebert Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 703-6762
Grades: 6-8
| 856 students
Rank: #3232.
Northwest Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
5501 Murray Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4161
Grades: 6-8
| 882 students
Rank: #3333.
North Forsyth High School
Magnet School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5705 Shattalon Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 661-4880
Grades: 9-12
| 944 students
Rank: #3434.
Griffith Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1385 W Clemmonsville Road
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 703-4245
Grades: PK-5
| 559 students
Rank: #3535.
Diggs-latham Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 24% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
986 Hutton Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-4102
Grades: PK-5
| 475 students
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Winston Salem, North Carolina Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1401 W Clemmonsville Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 727-2604
Grades: 8
| 1 students
3683-b Old Lexington Rd.
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 497-1243
Grades: 5-6
| n/a students
950 Mock St
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 727-2424
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
1612 E 14th Street
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 725-7507
Grades: K-6
| 13 students
2200 Tryon St
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 771-4515
Grades: 6-8
| 283 students
3545 Carver School Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 727-2987
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
3605 Old Greensboro Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-6754
Grades: 9-12
| 285 students
3605 Old Greensboro Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-6754
Grades: 9-12
| 265 students
3605 Old Greensboro Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-6754
Grades: 9-12
| 238 students
280 South Liberty St
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 748-3838
Grades: 5-8
| 102 students

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