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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Northern Guilford High School is a highly rated, public school located in Greensboro, NC. It has 1,384 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
7101 Spencer Dixon Road
Greensboro, NC 27455
Telephone
(336) 643-8449
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Northern Guilford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1210
218 responses
Average ACT
27
121 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$104,965
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$949
Median Home Value
$344,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
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  • Football Games
    32%
  • Painting the rock
    16%
  • Any social event
    11%
  • Dance Performances
    9%
  • Plays
    7%
  • Cross Country and Track& Field
    6%
  • Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,384
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,818
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,426/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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I have been with the Northern Guilford community since middle school. It has prepared me for the high school on an academic and personal level. The community accepted everyone with open arms. Once my journey at the high school began, they wanted nothing but success for me. Every teacher I had wanted me to reach nothing but success. I really felt as if they wanted the best for me and they weren't just doing their job. Also on an athletic aspect, every coach wanted to not only turn me into a better player,but they also tried putting me in the position and giving me the best tools possible to make me a better man. This community has truly been a blessing to me. The only thing I feel like I would change is that some kids were enabled and I feel like they should be challenged a bit more.
At Northern Guilford High School,where I received great teachings, I was able to reach my goals in perusing an academic and athletic opportunity at Wingate University!
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This school is a very easy place to make friends. It offers level appropriate classes and academically challenging ones, too. While this school offers a warm environment student-wise, many teachers are sub-par. Certain teachers never engage with their students and just hand out busy work to avoid doing their jobs. Many are also on their phones for the majority of the class. However, if you luck out and get a good teacher, you are truly blessed. While some teachers don't try, many create a safe space for the students, engage the students, and create an active learning environment. There are many clubs offered, appealing to everybody. This school has many great sports teams and an immense amount of school spirit. Overall, this is a great school to go to.
My freshman year experience at Northern freakin sucked. I felt so completely lost and like an outsider considering I just moved to North Carolina. However, my sophomore, junior, and senior year were amazing. It was just very difficult to feel like I "fit in" to a friend group because Northern is SUPER cliquey. The cafeteria food isn't the best and they have the same choices on a rotation every other week. Only take AP in a subject you normally succeed in because otherwise, you will not feel prepared for the AP exam. The teachers either do the absolute minimum to get paid and don't care about you learning or ensure you understand the material and want you to do well. Also, no one tells you anything important like when you take the ACT or what courses are offered. As far as clubs reading buddies or eco club are great if you want service learning hours. Literally, the only cool things about Northern is the fact that instead of bells they play student's music.