The Downtown School

  • The Downtown School serves 426 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The Downtown School placed in the top 10% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 52%.

Top Placements

The Downtown School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The Downtown School's student population of 426 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students426 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of The Downtown School
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • The Downtown School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,561 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of The Downtown School is 0.62, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#211 out of 2561 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
17%
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Black
33%
25%
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White
52%
48%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in The Downtown School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.620.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in The Downtown School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWinston Salem / Forsyth County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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    0.8 miles
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  • Winston Salem Kingswood School Alternative School
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