Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 80 public schools serving 55,322 students in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
Public Schools in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District 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 / Forsyth County Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in North Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
80 Schools
2,688 Schools
# Students
55,322 Students
1,551,508 Students
# Teachers
3,787 Teachers
99,310 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 305 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 86% has increased from 84% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NC)
Overall District Rank
#162 out of 305 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
86%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NC by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.71
0.68
# American Indian Students
105 Students
20,054 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,429 Students
51,696 Students
% Asian Students
3%
4%
# Hispanic Students
14,579 Students
271,088 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
18%
# Black Students
15,906 Students
393,089 Students
% Black Students
29%
25%
# White Students
20,950 Students
749,017 Students
% White Students
38%
48%
# Hawaiian Students
74 Students
2,146 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,279 Students
66,064 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
792
18,691
# Students in K Grade:
4,076
115,006
# Students in 1st Grade:
4,209
115,491
# Students in 2nd Grade:
4,122
116,934
# Students in 3rd Grade:
4,347
121,120
# Students in 4th Grade:
4,405
122,769
# Students in 5th Grade:
4,272
123,069
# Students in 6th Grade:
4,162
119,743
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,934
116,908
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,845
110,052
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,769
130,053
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,225
120,963
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,156
114,911
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,008
105,294
# Ungraded Students:
-
504

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,647 is higher than the state median of $9,419. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,377 is higher than the state median of $9,637. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue
$534 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$574 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,647
$9,419
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,377
$9,637
This chart display average spending per public school student in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District 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
| 258 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
| 671 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
| 838 students
Rank: #44.
Southwest Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1631 Southwest School Drive
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 703-4195
Grades: PK-5
| 625 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 572 students
Rank: #66.
Lewisville Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
150 Lucy Lane
Lewisville, NC 27023
(336) 703-4224
Grades: PK-5
| 578 students
Rank: #77.
Clemmons Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6200 Bingham Avenue
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 703-4210
Grades: PK-5
| 789 students
Rank: #88.
Atkins Academic & Technical High School
Magnet School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
3605 Old Greensboro Road
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-6754
Grades: 9-12
| 952 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 1,171 students
Rank: #1010.
Vienna Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1975 Chickasha Road
Pfafftown, NC 27040
(336) 703-4178
Grades: PK-5
| 784 students
Rank: #1111.
Ronald W Reagan High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3750 Transou Road
Pfafftown, NC 27040
(336) 703-6776
Grades: 9-12
| 2,008 students
Rank: #1212.
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
| 736 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 426 students
Rank: #1414.
West Forsyth High School
Math: 60% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
1735 Lewisville-clemmons
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 712-4400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,399 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 556 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 1,268 students
Rank: #1717.
Frank Morgan Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3210 Village Point Drive
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 703-4148
Grades: PK-5
| 775 students
Rank: #1818.
Piney Grove Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1500 Piney Grove Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-4122
Grades: PK-5
| 619 students
Rank: #1919.
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
| 573 students
Rank: #2020.
Kernersville Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
110 Brown Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-4255
Grades: 6-8
| 656 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Caleb's Creek Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1109 Salem Crossing Rd
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-6757
Grades: PK-5
| 777 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Old Richmond Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6315 Tobaccoville Road
Tobaccoville, NC 27050
(336) 703-4287
Grades: PK-5
| 477 students
Rank: #2323.
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
| 1,130 students
Rank: #2424.
Paisley Ib Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 38% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1400 Grant Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 703-4168
Grades: 6-10
| 746 students
Rank: #2525.
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
| 1,752 students
Rank: #2626.
Cash Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4700 Old Hollow Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-4174
Grades: PK-5
| 692 students
Rank: #2727.
Sedge Garden Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
475 Sedge Garden Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 771-4545
Grades: PK-5
| 634 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 1,580 students
Rank: #2929.
East Forsyth High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
2500 W Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 727-2265
Grades: 9-12
| 1,785 students
Rank: #3030.
Kernersville Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
512 W Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 816 students
Rank: #3131.
Kimmel Farm Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4672 Ebert Rd
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-6760
Grades: PK-5
| 828 students
Rank: #3232.
Robert B Glenn High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Union Cross Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 771-4500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,504 students
Rank: #3333.
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
| 561 students
Rank: #3434.
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
| 168 students
Rank: #3535.
Southeast Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
1200 Old Salem Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-4219
Grades: 6-8
| 1,142 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 55,322 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71

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