409 Friendway Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Western Guilford High School serves 1,248 students in grades 9-12.
Western Guilford High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is equal to the North Carolina state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 52% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Western Guilford High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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School Overview

Western Guilford High School's student population of 1,248 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,248 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
67 teachers
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School Rankings

Western Guilford High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Western Guilford High School is 0.70, which is more 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
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State Level (NC)
Overall Testing Rank
#870 out of 2571 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
18%
18%
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Black
41%
25%
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White
32%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Graduation Rate
91%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Western Guilford High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Western Guilford High 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.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,248 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 30% in NC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70 (Top 20%)

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