Western Guilford High School

  • Western Guilford High School serves 1,308 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the NC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 50%.
  • Western Guilford High School operates within the Guilford County s School District.
  • Guilford County s School District's 85% graduation rate is higher than the NC state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1308 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,308 students
Western Guilford High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Western Guilford High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Western Guilford High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Western Guilford High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
Western Guilford High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Western Guilford High School American Indian Students (1993-2014)
Asian
4%
3%
Western Guilford High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
14%
16%
Western Guilford High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
41%
26%
Western Guilford High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
36%
50%
Western Guilford High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Western Guilford High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
5%
4%
Western Guilford High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Western Guilford High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.69 0.45
Western Guilford High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
40%
52%
Western Guilford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
5%
Western Guilford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Guilford County s School District's student population of 73,416 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,546 in this district is less than the state average of $11,110. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,627 is less than the state average of $11,529. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Guilford County s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
126
1
Number of Students Managed 73,416 912
Guilford County s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 76%
Guilford County s School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $760 MM $10 MM
Guilford County s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $766 MM $11 MM
Guilford County s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,546 $11,110
Guilford County s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,627 $11,529
Guilford County s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  2/2/2015
We have had three children attend WGHS since 2004. It has been a great experience for our children. All have had excellent teachers and been well prepared for college. One attended Vanderbilt and the other UNC-Chapel Hill. All three have taken extensive AP classes where there have been high expectations. All three have been in National Honor Society, Beta Club and served in school organizations. All have played soccer throughout their high school career and served as captains. They have good, close friends from high school and enjoyed their time at WGHS. The school is warm and supportive. The new AP Academy is continuing to raise the academic rigor. We heartily recommend WGHS to other families.
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5  8/1/2011
Western is a diverse school that provides students a balanced academic program. Students have opportunities to take AP courses as well as participate in almost any sport. The faculty and staff are working hard to improve academic rigor. Students should graduate and be prepared for future academic and/or work opportunities
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