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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Forsyth County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Winston Salem, NC. It has 54,984 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
475 Corporate Square Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Telephone
(336) 727-2816

Forsyth County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1130
1,536 responses
Average ACT
25
986 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
54,984
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,013
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$488,367,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,516/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%

Forsyth County Schools Reviews

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What I liked the most about Forsyth County Schools was the environment. School has always been a positive experience for me and I think part of the reason I enjoyed it so much has been because of how welcoming, accepting, and dedicated all my instructors have been. They always offered extra help if needed and taught with passion and a positive attitude. I believe what I would like to see changed if anything would be promoting more clubs and after school activities that get students equipped for college. Overall I really enjoyed attending Forsyth County schools and would recommend to everyone!
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My experience in Forsyth County Schools has been filled inspirations, aspirations, and motivations. What I like about the county's schools is that it's unbelievable that there's staffs in every institutions that care about their students, which I find it hard to believe. I've seen so many changes in every school that I've been during my 12 years of schools. These changes can be considered as positive changes, which brings the attentions of staffs and students. When I'm referring as "positive changes" is where schools are fortifying the securities for students and staffs. It's really important to know that there's love ones have futures that are waiting for them, including with their families.
Forsyth County schools has given me a good, solid education, however it could always be better. As is everywhere, I feel some teachers teach with passion while others don't, especially where AP classes are concerned. I would hope that in the future the district will mandate that AP teachers need to complete a required number of professional development workshops in order to successfully teach the AP classes. These classes are important for a variety of reasons, but mostly it's a way for HS students to get credit for completing college level classes. If the teachers do not teach the class well enough the students will not be able to pass the state exam and will not receive the credit they deserve. There's no substitute for direct instruction, no matter how old we are!