in Forsyth County

Home to over 350,000 people, Forsyth County is a diverse and vibrant part of North Carolina. Known for its county seat, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County offers residents a strong local economy, ample opportunities for fun, and renowned public schools. If you're thinking about relocating to Forsyth County, rest assured that this is an exciting part of North Carolina to call home.

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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public School System

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 is served by a nine-member board of education. In addition to providing nutritional programs to children, a wealth of extracurricular activities, and comprehensive curriculums to students, this district offers programs and services for exceptional children with special needs. 

Quick Facts

Students Served: 54,000
Number of Schools: 81
Staff: 7,000+


Graduation Rate: 83.5%
Vocational Programs: 30+
AP Programs: 30+

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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.

Elementary Schools


High Schools




Many private schools in Forsyth County serve students from Pre-K through 12th grade. More information about private schools in Forsyth County can be found here.

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Higher Education

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:

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem State University

Forsyth Technical Community College

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Piedmont Baptist College and Graduate School

Salem College

Your Ultimate Forsyth County Relocation Resource

If you're facing a move to Forsyth County, rest assured that we have your back. Feel free to use our complimentary home-buying resources to help you find your dream home and learn more about the area. Have any questions about life in Forsyth County or the relocation process? Please give us a call at (336) 915-2345.

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