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West Forsyth High School is a public school in Clemmons, NC. It has 1,940 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 86 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Senior

On Health & Safety: I rarely feel threatened at West, but I have never met the school nurse....I don't even think we have one. Bullying is a slight problem here but it happens rarely. When a situation arises, teachers and staff are always quick to resolve the problem.

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High School Senior

On Teachers: Most of my teachers have been very inspirational and have given great life advice. As I said before, those teachers who teach AP classes or other higher level classes generally are the best of the best. They constantly discover different methods to keep students engaged or help a student understand a concept.

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High School Senior

On Academics: West offers a variety of classes. Teachers that teach higher level classes (APs, Honors level) have strict organization. Some may have syllabuses with assignments already planned for each night. The workload varies; AP classes such as AP US History, require reading a buttload of chapters, while AP English may require a couple essays (which are difficult to grasp at first) a month. Developing an individual schedule is a binding process; it is very difficult to switch out of a class during the middle of the year.

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High School Senior

On Sports & Fitness: School spirit is definitely through the roof at West Forsyth. During Spirit Week, 99.9% of the student population dresses up for at least 2 days during the week. We have great turnout at football games; there is some sort of bond throughout the student body regardless if some don't participate in a sport. Athletic facilities are well-equipped, but most of all at West, we learned that having each other's backs is most important above all.

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High School Senior

On Extracurriculars: There are SO many clubs and organizations to join at West! We have the merit-based organizations such as Science Honor Society and National Honor Society, but we also have the really fun service clubs. Anchor Club, a girls service club, has a quirky initiation process. Current members develop a theme. For example, it may be Duck Dynasty where initiates will have to dress in ragged clothing such as overalls and camo, have beards painted on them, wear bandanas, and sing the Anchor Club song with an added "happy happy happy" at the end. There are many other unique initiation processes. Some clubs require more commitment than others...it depends on meeting times, etc. As always, West has been very supportive in sports. Many fans have come out to cheer on the West Fo team.

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West Forsyth High School is a public school in Clemmons, NC. It has 1,940 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 86 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

92%

Test Performance

78
West Forsyth High School performed better than 78% of other schools on North Carolina math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1700

Based on 31 students surveyed
Math
590
Verbal
560
Writing
550

ACT:
25

Based on 18 students surveyed
Math
25
English
24
Reading
24
Science
25
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 31% Great teachers
  • 31% Great Academics.
  • 25% Good athletic programs
  • 6% The sheer size of the student population
  • 6% Beautiful campus

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Be prepared for a lot of homework
  • 40% Keep an open mind
  • 20% The campus layout is an open campus like colleges

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Academically gifted
  • 33% Overly spirited

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 100% The academic level.

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
51.0%
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Female
49.0%
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Racial Diversity

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White
69.8%
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African American
13.4%
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Hispanic
10.7%
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Asian
4.1%
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Multiracial
1.8%
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Native American
0.2%
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Pacific Islander
0.1%