28 Elementary Schools

16 Middle Schools

16 High Schools

54,000 Students Served

Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Public Schools

Formed in 1963 and serving Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System is the fourth-largest system in North Carolina and the 81st largest in the country. Schools within this district operate on a calendar schedule and are served by a nine-member board of education. In addition to providing nutritional programs, a wealth of extracurricular activities, and comprehensive curriculums, this district offers programs and services for exceptional children with special needs.

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Private Schools in Forsyth County

There are around 32 private schools throughout Forsyth County, serving more than 6,500 students. Some parents prefer private schools over public schools for their smaller class sizes and rigorous curriculums. There are plenty of private schools in the area, but if you'd prefer an educational experience that's a blend of private and public styles, you may want to consider a magnet or charter program.

There are many benefits to sending your child to a private school. The average student to teacher ratio is 9:1, which means your student will get an individualized education. For more in-depth info on private schools, check out this guide.

Some of Forsyth County's most notable private schools include:

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Top Programs

Atkins Academic & Technical High School: Students choose a distinct curriculum relating to Biotechnology, Computer Technology, or Pre-Engineering.

Career Center High School: This alternative high school serves multiple purposes. It is used to hold specialized classes, such as Chinese and Japanese, for niche students. It also offers Advanced Placement classes and extended day classes for those looking to pass a previously failed course.

Early College of Forsyth: This is Forsyth County's premiere early college program, which allows students to take tuition-free college courses. Students who complete all required classes will graduate with an Associate's degree.

Students may also pair up with local universities through other specialized programs.

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Explore Universities and Technical Programs

Forsyth County is home to an exceptional array of opportunities for higher education. Community colleges, universities, and specialized schools can all be found throughout the area. Here's a full list of colleges and universities in Forsyth County:

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