B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
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
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1120
1,244 responses
Average ACT
24
772 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
54,762
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,013
Teachers in First/Second Year

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

43 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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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!
I attended the middle college at Forsyth Technical Community College. I loved this school, it gave me the opportunity to take college classes while still being in high school. Not only that, but the counselors were very interactive with me and wanted to make sure I was successful and prepared for college. They helped me sign up for scholarships and did not make me feel like I was alone!