Explanation of Types of Public Schools in North Carolina

Note: All of the school types below are public schools, in that they are funded primarily through public tax dollars.

  • Regular School: a public school that students are assigned to attend because they live in the school's attendance area or attendance zone. Such schools are sometimes called “zoned schools,” “neighborhood schools” or “ZIP code schools,” and are normally only open for enrollment to students from a predetermined set of neighborhoods or ZIP codes. Regular schools are by far the most common type of school in the Charlotte area.
  • Charter School: a tuition-free, public school created on the basis of a license or “charter” made with the State Board of Education. Charter schools typically have greater freedom than traditional public schools in personnel policies, curriculum and teaching philosophy. In return, they must make a commitment to meet state standards of accountability. Charter schools are also normally open to students from counties and towns outside of where they are located. Enrollment decisions at charter schools are often lottery-based, with special consideration given to siblings of currently enrolled students.

Student Growth Index Explained

The Student Growth Index of a school is meant to measure how well the school has been growing student learning over time (i.e., years). North Carolina's public schools receive web-based reporting through the Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS is meant to offer an objective way to measure student progress and the value schools add to students' educational attainment. EVAAS is a statistical analysis of North Carolina state assessment data, and the system provides NC schools with growth data to consider, in addition to achievement data.

If a school has a Student Growth Index of between -2.0 and 2.0, the school is deemed to have "met growth", (i.e., met its average projected growth target). A school with a Student Growth Index of less than -2.0 is considered to have "not met growth". Finally, a school with an index of greater than 2.0 is deemed to have "exceeded growth".

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Western Guilford High School

Greensboro, NC


Western Guilford High School
409 Friendway Road
Greensboro, NC  27410
Phone: 336-316-5800
Guilford County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 5 out of 10 stars
5

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,291
Type: Regular School    
Western Guilford High School

Western Guilford High School


Metro Area Ranking

#23
Metro Area High School Ranking: Western Guilford High School is ranked #23 out of 40 of the best high schools in Greensboro and surrounding areas (43rd percentile). Cick the link to see all 40 high schools.


State Ranking

#274
Statewide High School Ranking: Western Guilford High School is ranked #274 out of 516 of the best high schools in North Carolina (47th percentile). Click the link to see all 516 high schools.


Overall, Western Guilford High School is a 5-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Guilford County, NC. Western Guilford High School has an enrollment of approximately 1,291 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

85.7
(Exceeded Growth)
Student Growth Score: Western Guilford High School had a Student Growth Score of 85.7. This placed Western Guilford High School in the 72nd percentile of 2423 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.    

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 16.7 40th 17.2
Math 18.3 36th 18.8
Reading 18.2 38th 19.1
Science 17.8 34th 18.9
Writing 15.8 55th 14.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Western Guilford High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 7% - Level 5 (Superior)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 28% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 26% - Level 2
 26% - Level 2
 30% - Level 1
 30% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 8% - Level 5 (Superior)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 9% - Level 3
 9% - Level 3
 18% - Level 2
 18% - Level 2
 23% - Level 1
 23% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 5 (Superior)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 35% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 13% - Level 2
 13% - Level 2
 26% - Level 1
 26% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 492
Math 494
Composite Score 986
SAT Participation Rate 47 %

Western Guilford High had an average SAT score of 986 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #120 out of 490 NC high schools (76th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Western Guilford High was 47% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 90% - Western Guilford High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 90% - Western Guilford High School
 87% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 Asian - 3%
 Asian - 3%
 Black - 42%
 Black - 42%
 Hispanic - 17%
 Hispanic - 17%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 Two or More Races - 5%
 White - 31%
 White - 31%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Western Guilford High School for the 2015-2016 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2015-2016 school year. Rankings for Western Guilford High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

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