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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Guilford County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Greensboro, NC. It has 73,133 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
712 North Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Telephone
(336) 370-8100

Guilford County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1140
2,614 responses
Average ACT
25
1,390 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
73,133
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,686
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$729,482,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,627/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%

Guilford County Schools Reviews

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Being a war survivor from Monrovia, Liberia and being blessed to come to the America 14 years ago.Guilford County schools are where my education started! My first school in America was Hunter elementary, I would later go to Guilford middle and western Guilford high school. From my kindergarten teachers teaching me how to read and write.All the way up to my high school teachers, teaching me how to properly write essays.Teachers throughout my grade school years have been not only well educated to give students the best education they can get, but really care about their student's futures. The changes that would improve Guilford County schools are more life perpetration courses. I would also like to see more school events focused on keeping the peace and treating others kindly.Along with healthier food options with these things, I feel that Guilford county schools can be even better for current and future students.
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I have enjoyed being a student apart of Guilford County Schools because of their hard work and dedication towards their students. I am so fond of GCS that I hosted the Guilford County Schools Red Carpet Event two years in a row! This was an amazing event where teachers, staff, and students could celebrate the accomplishments of Guilford county side by side!
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I believe the only thing that can and should be improved upon are the bus routes. I have noticed throughout my 8 years in Guilford County that many of the routes cause for unnecessary pollution and waste gas money. If I notice this with all the buses I have been on then I can't imagine how many other buses must be doing the same thing.
My experience at guilford county schools has been a mix of good and bad experiences. I am now a freshman attending North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. My freshman and sophomore year of high school I attended Grimsley High School and with the student population being so large there were lots of distractions and focuses tend to lean more towards discipline than academics. My junior and senior year of high school I attended The Early/Middle College at Guilford Technical Community College and favored the smaller student population. The teachers were able to give more one on one time with the students. There were barely students who would act out because tolerance was low giving students the chance to focus more on academics and more relationships were formed between students and teachers. Many students and parents should take the school environment into consideration. Overall, my experience with Guilford County Schools has been great and I have learned a lot.