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 23 public middle schools serving 14,246 students in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District. This district's average middle testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in North Carolina.
Public Middle Schools in Winston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the North Carolina public middle school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the North Carolina public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (NC)
# Schools
81 Schools
872 Schools
# Students
52,681 Students
493,036 Students
# Teachers
3,509 Teachers
31,852 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
6,081 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,364 Students
17,720 Students
% Asian Students
3%
4%
# Hispanic Students
15,117 Students
93,969 Students
% Hispanic Students
29%
19%
# Black Students
15,441 Students
126,147 Students
% Black Students
29%
26%
# White Students
18,000 Students
221,858 Students
% White Students
34%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
76 Students
704 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
2,608 Students
25,696 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
659
1,655
# Students in K Grade:
3,541
15,881
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,570
15,628
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,784
15,807
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,890
15,937
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,916
15,972
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,955
18,686
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,957
111,500
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,269
121,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,329
123,349
# Students in 9th Grade:
5,118
11,186
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,975
9,855
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,077
8,836
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,641
7,429
# 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 Middle Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
Paisley Ib Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1394 Thurmond St
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 703-4168
Grades: 6-10
| 923 students
Rank: #99.
Wiley Magnet Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Northwest Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 727-2378
Grades: 6-8
| 773 students
Rank: #1010.
J F Kennedy High School
Magnet School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
890 E 11th Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-4143
Grades: 6-12
| 560 students
Rank: #1111.
Walkertown Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5240 Sullivantown Road
Walkertown, NC 27051
(336) 703-4154
Grades: 6-8
| 671 students
Rank: #1212.
Virtual Academy
(Math: 15% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2020 E. 12th Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-4250
Grades: PK-12
| 967 students
Rank: #1313.
Southeast Middle School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Old Salem Road
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-4219
Grades: 6-8
| 885 students
Rank: #1414.
East Forsyth Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
810 Bagley Drive
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 703-6765
Grades: 6-8
| 757 students
Rank: #1515.
Northwest Middle School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5501 Murray Road
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 703-4161
Grades: 6-8
| 787 students
Rank: #1616.
Flat Rock Middle School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4648 Ebert Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 703-6762
Grades: 6-8
| 844 students
Rank: #1717.
Lowrance Middle School
Special Education School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1394 Thurmond St
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 703-4181
Grades: 6-9
| 142 students
Rank: #1818.
Kingswood School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Reynolda Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
(336) 703-4128
Grades: PK-12
| 33 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Main Street Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2700 S Main Street
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 703-4185
Grades: 6-12
| 2 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Mineral Springs Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4559 Ogburn Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27105
(336) 703-6733
Grades: 6-8
| 709 students
Rank: #2121.
Philo-hill Magnet Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 11%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
410 Haverhill Street
Winston Salem, NC 27127
(336) 703-4165
Grades: 6-8
| 377 students
Rank: #2222.
Winston-salem Preparatory Academy
Magnet School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 12%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1215 North Cameron Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 703-6732
Grades: 6-12
| 329 students
Rank: n/an/a
2020 E 12th St
Winston Salem, NC 27101
(336) 727-2292
Grades: K-12
| n/a students

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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

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