West Forsyth High School

  • West Forsyth High School serves 2,257 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 58% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • West Forsyth High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 50%.

Top Placements

West Forsyth High School places among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • West Forsyth High School's student population of 2,257 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,257 students
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Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Forsyth High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,538 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Forsyth High School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#380 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
16%
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Black
15%
26%
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White
64%
50%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.46
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Graduation Rate
93%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWinston Salem/forsyth County s School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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