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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Atkins Academic & Technology High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Winston-salem, NC. It has 718 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
About Atkins Academic & Technology High School...
School District
Forsyth County Schools
Address
3605 Old Greensboro Road
Winston-salem, NC 27101
Telephone
(336) 703-6754

Atkins Academic & Technology High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
78 responses
Average ACT
25
66 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,898
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Median Home Value
$142,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Football and basketball games
    27%
  • Academic Competitons
    14%
  • Art Nights (Band, Orchestra, Dance & Chorus)
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Academic Team Matches
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
718
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,013
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,516/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Atkins High School is the best high school in the state of North Carolina. It is a STEM school; everything from engineering to biomedical tech is offered. Students at this school get internships easily because of the connections the staff have with professionals around the community. It is also located in Winston Salem, one of the cities doing the most innovative research in the health sciences and biotechnology. Atkins is not a school to attend if you plan to be mediocre and fulfill basic requirements of high school. The teachers at Atkins conduct how they grade, their assignments, and the atmosphere of their classes based on their college experience. Most students who graduated from Atkins and did well come back and say college is much easier than what they thought it would be. The principle works to eliminate any external distractions such as bullying and that is why we have SMOD. Our motto is "where its cool to be smart," and it definitely lives on!
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I love Atkins! it allows me to explore my potential in unlimited ways. As well as academic success, atkins has lots of opportunities for clubs and athletic teams. Atkins has allowed me to explore all possible activities and classes. i am a preengineering major, and within my major I have completed all seven courses. Each course has taught me various skills such as physics, calculus, architectural skills. I enjoy the diversity at atkins not only within the academics but in the population. everyone is invited to be themselves, and all backgrounds are welcome.
Being a students at Atkins was an eye opening experience for me as there I learned of my love for Engineer through their engineering focused classes and my love of music through the talented Atkins marching caravan Marching Band. Atkins has a diverse range of academic opportunities with the school's focus on S.T.E.M.. Here you can take classes on engineering, Sci Vis (3D animating, Adobe, and more), nursing, biology, physics, and even courses in Video game design. Atkins, with its high status, is also funded well to support those classes and it clubs. As an example Atkins received seven 3D printers for its engineering department. The printers have also been use to help and enrich the learning experiences in different class such math and science. The teachers even help to tailor student learning experiences for those who need the extra help.

Atkins is place of growing with the developing world and instills the work ethic needed for the schools high expectations and above.