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 2,032 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 210 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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4.0 from 210 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: West Forsyth is a great High school and my children have had great success academically and athletically
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Teachers: All the teachers do not have the same teaching technique but when they teach they teach it well and make sure that there students understand. And if a student does not then they offer time after school or before for tutoring. And that is something I like about my school. The teachers are friendly and easy to work with.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Having not participated in many clubs, I don't know how many are consistently active and fun
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: One of the best things about my school is the spirit. Attending an athletic event, you can hear the roar of the student section halfway down the main road of Clemmons. All being united in that way makes you feel like a part of something bigger. The open campus, diverse student body and many wonderful teachers are why I wouldn't want to go anywhere else if I could do it all over again.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Considering I have taken mostly advanced classes in my 4 years at West Forsyth, the majority of my teachers have been respectful and knowledgeable. Only a small sum of the teachers that have personally taught me have had issues controlling the classroom and teaching the material in a comprehensive way.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Mount Tabor High School 6 mi. 1,549
3.66 Ronald W. Reagan High School 7 mi. 1,808
3.33 Reynolds High School 7 mi. 1,717
2.33 Parkland High School 7 mi. 1,259
1.66 North Forsyth High School 10 mi. 1,167

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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 64.0% 51.0% 43.0% 27.0% 15.0% 41.0% 74.0%
African American 14.0% 15.0% 40.0% 35.0% 44.0% 33.0% 12.0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 9.0% 32.0% 33.0% 15.0% 5.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 2.0% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0% 5.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.4%
Grade 10 27.3%
Grade 11 24.7%
Grade 12 21.6%

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 39 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 19% Great teachers
  • 19% Great Academics.
  • 14% Good athletic programs
  • 10% Extracurriculars
  • 9% Beautiful campus
  • 8% Community Feeling
  • 8% The sheer size of the student population
  • 6% Ability to go to the career center
  • 5% Performing Arts progrms
  • 2% Acceptance

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 23% When it rains, the breeze ways get flooded/slick
  • 19% Some leadership positions are popularity contests
  • 16% Food
  • 12% No homecoming dance, or any dance other than prom.
  • 9% The process in order to sign out or in
  • 9% Lack of enforcement of dress code
  • 6% Incredibly conservative students
  • 3% Nothing
  • 1% Parking
  • 1% Too much religion.
  • 1% Lack of strong math teachers

What one change would you suggest to improve the overall experience at this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Absence policy is too strict, re finals.
  • 20% Lower the cost of student parking
  • 20% I would have the teachers more strick with student

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 40 responses

  • 68% The academic level.
  • 18% Quality of teachers/admin
  • 15% Spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 55% Academically gifted
  • 24% Fun and Smart
  • 21% Overly spirited

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 27% The campus layout is an open campus like colleges
  • 23% Keep an open mind
  • 19% Be prepared for a lot of homework
  • 15% All of the above
  • 12% Get involved with something- anything.
  • 4% Always stay focused on the teachers &ask questions

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 28% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% 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.