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  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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Winston Salem, NC. It has 54,707 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
475 Corporate Square Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27105
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Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1150
2,329 responses
Average ACT
25
1,634 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
54,707
Free or Reduced Lunch
60.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,462
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,649/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$44,311
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$782
National
$949
Median Home Value
$144,400
National
$184,700

Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools Reviews

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I like it how the people are very friendly and you can find anyone that has your interests. I also like it how the teachers are accommodating and will help you in your work if you really need it. They will also give your extra points for work and credit. I also always feel safe whenever I am on campus and never have to worry about my stuff being taken. You will always have something fun planned, whether it is expected or not. You might even make a new friend while doing that activity! My life is never dull!
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Overall my experience with this county was very good. I understand that with such a big county it can be hard to take into account everybody's wants and needs, however, Forsyth county did a good job. I never felt as if there were certain resources that I needed and couldn't have. Particularly Walkertown High School did a good job of creating an environment that was welcoming to everybody. I know of so many opportunities that were available to students who needed them such as help with paying for field trips, free and reduced lunch and free meals to everybody once the pandemic hit. I also feel that I got a a quality education that will prepare me for college. There were so many classes available that could prepare me for my future career as well as my adult life. All of the staff and teachers that were employed by Forsyth county schools truly cared about each and every student and did what was best for them.
I like parts of WSFCS because I am surrounded by many diverse groups of people at once. However, we are not all accepted for who we are. We even have a dedicated Instagram page to express the events of hate against us with each other to spread awareness about them. Hopefully preventing it from happening to others. As diverse groups and minorities, we look for acceptance and equality from our administration, teachers, and even other students. Together with many other students, we try to spread to all the other students whether older or younger a helping hand in being themselves as we were once given the same hand to help us up. I wish we can be seen as no different than each other for gender expression, sexual orientation, race, or religion.