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
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
712 North Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Telephone
(336) 370-8100

Guilford County Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1120
1,894 responses
Average ACT
25
1,017 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
73,416
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.7%

Teachers

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

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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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.
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I attend Greensboro College Middle College, so my experience is not very traditional. With that in mind, I have enjoyed my time in a Guilford County School. As for my college classes, Guilford County Schools pays for the tuition for these college classes unless you fail the class, which is great! College books are also provided by GCS and that is really helpful. The staff at GCMC are all fantastic.
Guilford county schools was a decent school system, it had its flaws like many other school systems but there were things that i liked. One thing I appreciated was the fact that they were constantly trying to connect with students to see how they could improve the school system. With that being said, they did little improving once they heard our complaints. Another thing that disliked is the fact that they promised us things that never happened. They said that the state was going to pay our tuition, but they were over budget so it never came to fruition. It left me with a sour taste in my mouth regarding the county, but ultimately it wasn't their fault.