West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, NC - Niche

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West Forsyth High School is a public school in Clemmons, North Carolina. It has 2,058 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 60% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 158 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1735 Lewisville-Clemmons
Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 712-4400

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3.9 from 158 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Over 600 in my class alone. The guidance is always too busy to talk for any length of time.
    • Parent
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is the best in the state as far as test scores and teacher reviews. I'm glad my children had the opportunity to attend!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: All the teachers and staff are a great help.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would recommend this school to any child because at West Forsyth is a great place to experience the whole high school experience
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Certain teachers will go out of their way to help their students in areas they don't quite understand and other teachers will find it as a problem and ask the student to pay attention more in their class. Also, students tend to be the main ones in helping each other when we don't quite understand what's going in the classroom and will form study groups outside of class. Some teachers communication skills are not the best and need to be improved but most of them have a great attitude and will do anything and everything for their students. Consistency in grading, I would say more than half of the teachers keep the consistent grading and even help the students out by curves or even sharing what should be expected thorughout tests, quizzes, or even exams.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Southwest Elementary School Public
Montessori School of Winston-Salem Private, Montessori
3.66 Forsyth Country Day School Private
3.66 Clemmons Elementary School Public
3.66 Meadowlark Middle School Public
3.66 Meadowlark Elementary School Public
3.66 Lewisville Elementary School Public
Greenhills School Private, Special Education
3.00 Clemmons Middle School Public
2.66 Ward Elementary School Public
ABC of North Carolina Child Development Center Private, Special Education
2.66 South Fork Elementary School Public
3.66 Jefferson Elementary School Public
3.66 Vienna Elementary School Public
Jefferson Day School Private, Alternative
3.66 Jefferson Middle School Public
3.66 Sherwood Forest Elementary School Public
2.66 Bolton Elementary School Public
3.66 Mount Tabor High School Public
2.66 Flat Rock Middle School Public
2.66 Kimmel Farm Elementary School Public
3.33 Moore Elementary School Public
St. John's Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.66 Whitaker Elementary School Public
4.00 Ronald W. Reagan High School Public
2.33 Speas Elementary School Public
Cedar Forest Christian School Private, Religious
Redeemer School Private, Religious
Middle College of Forsyth County Public, Alternative
Early College of Forsyth Count Public
2.66 Old Town Elementary School Public
Summit School Private
St. Leo School Private, Religious
Children's Center Public
3.66 Shady Grove Elementary School Public
2.66 Griffith Elementary School Public
Our Lady of Mercy School Private, Religious
3.33 Brunson Elementary School Public
2.66 Wiley Middle School Public
3.33 Reynolds High School Public
3.00 Forbush Elementary School Public
2.33 Parkland High School Public
3.33 Friedberg Elementary School Public
2.66 Diggs-Latham Elementary School Public
Kingswood School Public, Alternative
Triad Academy Private, Special Education
First Assembly Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Paisley International Baccalaureate Magnet Public, Magnet
3.66 William Ellis Middle School Public
3.00 Forsyth Academy Public, Charter
2.66 Philo-Hill Magnet Academy Public
2.66 Konnoak Elementary School Public
2.33 Cook Elementary School Public
2.33 Salem Baptist Christian School Private, Religious
2.33 Kimberley Park Elementary School Public
3.66 The Downtown School Public, Magnet
3.33 Old Richmond Elementary School Public
2.66 Gibson Elementary School Public
1.66 The Steam Academy of Winston Salem Public, Charter
Main Street Academy Public, Alternative
3.00 Arts Based Elementary School Public, Charter
3.00 Northwest Elementary School Public
Union Grove Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Salem Academy Private, Boarding, All-Girls
3.00 Northwest Middle School Public
2.00 North Forsyth High School Public
1.66 C.G. Woodson School of Challenge Public, Charter
Carter High School Public
2.66 Kennedy Learning Center Public, Alternative
2.33 North Hills Elementary School Public
3.00 Lowrance Middle School Public
3.33 Hanes Middle School Public
3.33 Pinebrook Elementary School Public
Ephesus Junior Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Easton Elementary School Public
2.00 Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy Public, Magnet
2.66 Forest Park Elementary School Public
2.33 Ashley Elementary School Public, Magnet

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Mount Tabor High School 6 mi. 1,577
4.00 Ronald W. Reagan High School 7 mi. 1,775
3.33 Reynolds High School 7 mi. 1,735
2.33 Parkland High School 7 mi. 1,277
2.00 North Forsyth High School 10 mi. 1,204

Around West Forsyth High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

West Forsyth High School United States Mount Tabor High School North Forsyth High School Parkland High School Reynolds High School Ronald W. Reagan High School
White 65.0% 51.0% 44.0% 27.0% 15.0% 41.0% 74.0%
African American 15.0% 15.0% 38.0% 39.0% 46.0% 34.0% 12.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 10.0% 28.0% 30.0% 15.0% 6.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 2.0% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 4.0% 3.0% 5.0% 4.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.9%
Grade 10 24.1%
Grade 11 25.6%
Grade 12 23.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 90% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 23% Great Academics.
  • 21% Great teachers
  • 18% Good athletic programs
  • 9% Performing Arts progrms
  • 8% Beautiful campus
  • 5% The sheer size of the student population
  • 5% Community Feeling
  • 5% Extracurriculars
  • 5% Ability to go to the career center

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 18% Some leadership positions are popularity contests
  • 18% Food
  • 16% When it rains, the breeze ways get flooded/slick
  • 14% No homecoming dance, or any dance other than prom.
  • 11% The process in order to sign out or in
  • 9% Lack of enforcement of dress code
  • 7% Incredibly conservative students
  • 5% Nothing
  • 2% Too much religion.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 85% The academic level.
  • 15% Spirit
  • 0% Quality of teachers/admin

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 72% Academically gifted
  • 28% Overly spirited

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 33% Keep an open mind
  • 28% Be prepared for a lot of homework
  • 28% The campus layout is an open campus like colleges
  • 11% All of the above

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 41% I love everything about this school.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.