Northern Guilford Elementary School
Northern Guilford Elementary School serves 631 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Northern Guilford Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).
Northern Guilford Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Northern Guilford Elementary School's student population of 631 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Northern Guilford Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,571 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northern Guilford Elementary School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#154 out of 2571 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education
Excellent school. If you are looking to purchase a house on the Northern Distric you are making the right decision. One of the top 2 schools. My son is super happy with the teachers and the staff.The two best in this area are Summerfield and Northern Elementary.
This school has been around for 10 years now and has become a fantastic elementary school. Staff is great, invested in each child. Parents are very involved.
Unfortunately, this is a new school and the kinks are still being worked out. Administrative - Overall staff very nice...but at times does not appear to be very helpful for lack of direction. I talked to 4 different people on several occasions and really the right hand has no idea of what the left hand is doing. Leadership - No clear direction and the prinicipal appears to be detached and not very genuine. Assistant principal is very good and she stays involved with the kids and keeps the school in check. If she leaves, I would be worried. Communication - Parents receive very little or no information (usually the latter) unless it is a PTA sponsored event (which usually requests some form of monetary contribution). Parents are usually informed at the last minute and most information is by word of mouth from someone who is in 'the know. Teachers - Overall some of the teachers are very, very good and want to get the job done. With the limited funds it makes it harder to get things done. Green School - This is not a green school, not even close. Website is rarely used and there is still an enormous amount of paper being used to send the same information home by 3 different kids. Parents are also asked to bring in donations outside of the school supplies sent in at the very beginning of the year to help replenish throughout the year. This only perpetuates the problem since the school staff is not working effectively with the resources that it has. Lunch Program - Not bad, but could be better. Beef nuggets? Need I say more? Safety - Kids are often seen throughout the halls on a given day going to or from somewhere. There is no hall monitors and I often see kids playing/talking in the bathrooms with other children. Parents/Adults are required to enter the building where the office is located and check in. I have witnessed parents walking thru the office (without checking in, and no one addresses them) and proceed to their child's classroom. Not sure this is safe given that an irrational parent could have caused alot of problems by the time the front office would be able to react/respond. Hey it happens..and yes unfortunately it could happen in Greensboro. Medical Attention - virtually non-existent. Kids would occassional get hurt on the playground and would be sent to the nurse's office. They would receive a band-aid and if they are lucky, the wound would be cleaned. My child's wound was not cleaned after a slip and fall and badly bruised knee. Overall, I think the school has a long way to go. It's not the worst school out there by far. It has a huge number of parents and teachers who care about the school and no doubt eventually it will get better. I'm counting down the days until I no longer have to be a Northern Nighthawk, until then..I will have to grin and bear it.
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