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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Reynolds High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Winston Salem, NC. It has 1,771 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
301 N Hawthorne Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
Telephone
(336) 703-4145
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Reynolds High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1170
198 responses
Average ACT
26
140 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,219
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Median Home Value
$142,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 106 responses
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  • Graduation, October feast, Homecoming
    26%
  • Class day
    21%
  • Senior Day
    20%
  • Basketball Games
    11%
  • Football games
    8%
  • Lacrosse practice and games
    4%
  • Annual Talent Show
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,771
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,776
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,398/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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RJ Reynolds was a great arts based school with a lot to offer it’s students. For someone like myself there where plenty or arts based classes to choose from, sadly I didn’t have enough room in my schedule to take them all! Plenty of the teachers were appropriately driven to teach their students, some however got away with an over exaggerated intense learning system that over stressed some students. I think like many schools the students don’t get enough say in how their learning environment should be. Like any growing school it had improvements to be made. Some of it was needing to update outdated books and technology and the overall clenliness of the school. I enjoyed my stay at the school nonetheless and couldn’t see myself having gone to any other school.
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My experience at Reynolds has been fatastic! Reynolds is an arts magnet school, so I have had unique opportunities to use my musical talents of playing the piano and the flute. For example, every concert I get to perform in the historic and beautiful R. J. Reynolds auditorium, which is an experience not every high schooler is able to have. Recently, I was also able to play the keyboard 2 part in our school's production of Les Misérables, which was so much fun! I have also had wonderful teachers and classes where I feel like I am learning something unique and interesting every day.
RJ Reynolds High School is a wonderful school where there is an area in which everyone can succeed. The multiple rigorous arts programs house students from all over the county and churn out incredible performers, musicians, and artists, and the wide variety of sports and clubs ranging from language-based to political to interest-based make sure that every student finds a home on campus. The teachers are committed to the students and are never afraid to offer help for situations both inside and outside of the classroom. Committed faculty, wonderful students, and amazing programs and facilities make RJR stand out.