Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District

475 Corporate Square Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 81 public schools serving 52,681 students in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, 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 42% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 50% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the North Carolina public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
81 Schools
2,752 Schools
# Students
52,681 Students
1,524,291 Students
# Teachers
3,509 Teachers
100,983 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 325 school districts in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 86% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NC)
#222 out of 325 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
42%
51%
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 2021-22 school year data.
42%
50%
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 2021-22 school year data.
85%
86%
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 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.72
0.70
# American Indian Students
75 Students
17,561 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,364 Students
58,380 Students
% Asian Students
3%
4%
# Hispanic Students
15,117 Students
302,316 Students
% Hispanic Students
29%
20%
# Black Students
15,441 Students
380,019 Students
% Black Students
29%
25%
# White Students
18,000 Students
684,977 Students
% White Students
34%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
76 Students
2,197 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,608 Students
79,811 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
659
21,304
# Students in K Grade:
3,541
112,495
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,570
108,688
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,784
111,859
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,890
112,431
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,916
113,015
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,955
113,863
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,957
116,205
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,269
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,329
123,350
# Students in 9th Grade:
5,118
142,947
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,975
119,163
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,077
110,398
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,641
97,258
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,035 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,354. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,847 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NC)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$581 MM
$17,307 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$624 MM
$17,964 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$11,035
$11,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$11,847
$11,785
This chart display average spending per public school student in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NC by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Atkins Academic & Tech High School
Magnet School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3605 Old Greensboro Road
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-6754
Grades: 9-12
| 1,206 students
Rank: #22.
Early College Of Forsyth Co
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2100 Silas Creek Prky
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 757-3290
Grades: 9-12
| 260 students
Rank: #33.
Southwest Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1631 Southwest School Drive
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 703-4195
Grades: PK-5
| 514 students
Rank: #44.
Ronald W Reagan High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3750 Transou Road
Pfafftown, NC 27040
(336) 703-6776
Grades: 9-12
| 2,065 students
Rank: #55.
Lewisville Elementary School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
150 Lucy Lane
Lewisville, NC 27023
(336) 703-4224
Grades: PK-5
| 580 students
Rank: #66.
West Forsyth High School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1735 Lewisville-clemmons
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 712-4400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,270 students
Rank: #77.
Sherwood Forest Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1055 Yorkshire Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 774-4646
Grades: PK-5
| 624 students
Rank: #88.
Vienna Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1975 Chickasha Road
Pfafftown, NC 27040
(336) 703-4178
Grades: PK-5
| 745 students
Rank: #99.
Whitaker Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2600 Buena Vista Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 703-6740
Grades: PK-5
| 526 students
Rank: #1010.
The Downtown School
Magnet School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 N Cherry Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-4125
Grades: PK-8
| 402 students
Rank: #1111.
Clemmons Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6200 Bingham Avenue
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 703-4210
Grades: PK-5
| 773 students
Rank: #1212.
Meadowlark Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 Meadowlark Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4208
Grades: PK-5
| 793 students
Rank: #1313.
Lewisville Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1115 Lewisville Vienna Rd
Lewisville, NC 27023
(336) 703-4240
Grades: 6-8
| 660 students
Rank: #1414.
Meadowlark Middle School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 Meadowlark Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4228
Grades: 6-8
| 887 students
Rank: #1515.
Jefferson Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4000 Jefferson School Lane
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4215
Grades: PK-5
| 530 students
Rank: #1616.
Frank Morgan Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3210 Village Point Drive
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 703-4148
Grades: PK-5
| 677 students
Rank: #1717.
Piney Grove Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1500 Piney Grove Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-4122
Grades: PK-5
| 591 students
Rank: #1818.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3500 Sally Kirk Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4222
Grades: 6-8
| 792 students
Rank: #1919.
R J Reynolds High School
Magnet School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 N Hawthorne Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 703-4145
Grades: 9-12
| 1,720 students
Rank: #2020.
Old Richmond Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6315 Tobaccoville Road
Tobaccoville, NC 27050
(336) 703-4287
Grades: PK-5
| 397 students
Rank: #2121.
Hanes Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2355 Pleasant St
Winston Salem, NC 27107
(336) 703-4171
Grades: 6-8
| 873 students
Rank: #2222.
Walkertown High School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5240 Sullivantown Road
Walkertown, NC 27051
(336) 703-4151
Grades: 9-12
| 715 students
Rank: #2323.
The Special Children's School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4505 Shattalon Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4191
Grades: PK-5
| 31 students
Rank: #2424.
Clemmons Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3785 Fraternity Church Road
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 703-4217
Grades: 6-8
| 1,166 students
Rank: #2525.
East Forsyth High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2500 W Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-6735
Grades: 9-12
| 1,666 students
Rank: #2626.
Mount Tabor High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
342 Petree Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-6700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,404 students
Rank: #2727.
Sedge Garden Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
475 Sedge Garden Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 771-4545
Grades: PK-5
| 702 students
Rank: #2828.
Kernersville Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
110 Brown Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-4255
Grades: 6-8
| 707 students
Rank: #2929.
Cash Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4700 Old Hollow Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-4174
Grades: PK-5
| 557 students
Rank: #3030.
Brunson Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
155 N Hawthorne Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 703-4206
Grades: PK-5
| 374 students
Rank: #3131.
Parkland High School
Magnet School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Brewer Road
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 771-4700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,427 students
Rank: #3232.
Caleb's Creek Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1109 Salem Crossing Rd
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-6757
Grades: PK-5
| 655 students
Rank: #3333.
Robert B Glenn High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Union Cross Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 771-4500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,464 students
Rank: #3434.
Moore Magnet Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
451 Knollwood Street
Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 727-2860
Grades: PK-5
| 416 students
Rank: #3535.
Kimmel Farm Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4672 Ebert Rd
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-6760
Grades: PK-5
| 821 students
Show 46 more public schools in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District (out of 81 total schools)
Loading...

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District?
Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District manages 81 public schools serving 52,681 students.
What is the rank of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District?
Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District is ranked #221 out of 325 school districts in North Carolina (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of North Carolina school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District?
34% of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District students are White, 29% of students are Black, 29% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District?
Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the North Carolina state average of 15:1.
What is Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $11,847 is higher than the state median of $11,785. The school district spending/student has grown by 12% over four school years.

Recent Articles

Teaching in Contemporary Times
Teaching in Contemporary Times
We explore why individuals choose teaching, illuminating intrinsic motivations, the influence of role models, the pursuit of lifelong learning, and the aspiration to impact society.
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
Looming School Bus Strike Leave Students in a Transportation Pickle
A possible school bus strike in New York City may leave more than 150,000 students scrambling for a ride to school.
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
April 12, 2024
Understanding ADHD in Children: Signs, Diagnosis, and Support Strategies
This comprehensive article explores the complex nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, providing insights into its symptoms, diagnosis process, and effective support strategies. From recognizing early signs to navigating the diagnostic journey, parents will gain valuable knowledge to help their child thrive. Expert insights, real-life examples, and practical tips empower readers to create a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of children with ADHD.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 81 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 52,681 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in NC)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Quick Links