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Best Elementary Schools in the Winston-Salem, NC Area

BBest Elementary Schools in the Winston-Salem, NC Area Best Elementary Schools in the Winston-Salem, NC Area Are you looking for information on the top public elementary schools in the Winston-Salem area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Winston-Salem-area elementary schools including Whitaker Elementary School, Lewisville Elementary School, Sherwood Forest Elementary School, and Meadowlark Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public elementary schools to the area's best charter schools including The North Carolina Leadership Academy, The Arts Based School, Quality Education Academy, and Forsyth Academy.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Winston-Salem-area elementary school would be best for any individual child. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.



Top Elementary Schools in the Winston-Salem Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Whitaker Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
2 Lewisville Elementary School Lewisville, NC Regular PK-5
3 Sherwood Forest Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
4 Meadowlark Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
5 Southwest Elementary School Clemmons, NC Regular PK-5
6 Clemmons Elementary School Clemmons, NC Regular PK-5
7 The North Carolina Leadership Academy Kernersville, NC Charter K-12
8 Vienna Elementary School Pfafftown, NC Regular PK-5
9 Bald Creek Elementary School Burnsville, NC Regular PK-5
10 Bee Log Elementary School Burnsville, NC Regular K-5
11 Jefferson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
12 South Toe Elementary School Burnsville, NC Regular K-5
13 Forbush Elementary School East Bend, NC Regular PK-6
14 Frank Morgan Elementary School Clemmons, NC Regular PK-5
15 Clearmont Elementary School Burnsville, NC Regular K-5
16 Shady Grove Elementary School Advance, NC Regular K-5
17 The Downtown School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-8
18 Brunson Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
19 Old Richmond Elementary School Tobaccoville, NC Regular PK-5
20 Courtney Elementary School Yadkinville, NC Regular PK-9
21 Mount Olive Elementary School King, NC Regular K-5
22 Piney Grove Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
23 Micaville Elementary School Burnsville, NC Regular K-5
24 Cornatzer Elementary School Mocksville, NC Regular K-5
25 The Arts Based School Winston-Salem, NC Charter K-8
26 Nancy Reynolds Elementary School Westfield, NC Regular K-5
27 Pinnacle Elementary School Pinnacle, NC Regular PK-5
28 Sandy Ridge Elementary School Sandy Ridge, NC Regular K-5
29 Cash Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
30 Sedge Garden Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
31 Caleb's Creek Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
32 Lawsonville Elementary School Lawsonville, NC Regular K-5
33 Walnut Cove Elementary School Walnut Cove, NC Regular PK-5
34 William R Davie Elementary School Mocksville, NC Regular K-5
35 Boonville Elementary School Boonville, NC Regular PK-12
36 Poplar Springs Elementary School King, NC Regular K-5
37 Fall Creek Elementary School East Bend, NC Regular PK-6
38 Pinebrook Elementary School Mocksville, NC Regular K-5
39 Pine Hall Elementary School Pine Hall, NC Regular PK-5
40 Cooleemee Elementary School Cooleemee, NC Regular K-5
41 King Elementary School King, NC Regular PK-5
42 Mocksville Elementary School Mocksville, NC Regular K-5
43 Burnsville Elementary School Burnsville, NC Regular PK-5
44 West Yadkin Elementary School Hamptonville, NC Regular PK-6
45 East Bend Elementary School East Bend, NC Regular PK-6
46 Kernersville Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
47 Quality Education Academy Winston-Salem, NC Charter K-12
48 London Elementary School Walnut Cove, NC Regular PK-5
49 Yadkinville Elementary School Yadkinville, NC Regular PK-8
50 Walkertown Elementary School Walkertown, NC Regular PK-5
51 Jonesville Elementary School Jonesville, NC Regular PK-6
52 Moore Magnet Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
53 Mineral Springs Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
54 Rural Hall Elementary School Rural Hall, NC Regular PK-5
55 Kimmel Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
56 Germanton Elementary School Germanton, NC Regular K-5
57 Ward Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
58 Union Cross Traditional Academy Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
59 Forsyth Academy Winston-Salem, NC Charter K-8
60 South Fork Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
61 Smith Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
62 Bolton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
63 Speas Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
64 Old Town Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
65 Konnoak Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
66 Hall-Woodward Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
67 Ibraham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
68 North Hills Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
69 Diggs-Latham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
70 Griffith Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
71 Petree Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
72 Kingswood School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-12
73 Carter G Woodson School Winston-Salem, NC Charter K-12
74 Gibson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
75 Middle Fork Elementary School Walkertown, NC Regular PK-5
76 Easton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
77 Cook Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
78 Forest Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
79 Kimberley Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
80 Ashley Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Rank School Name City
1 Whitaker Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
2 Lewisville Elementary School Lewisville, NC
3 Sherwood Forest Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
4 Meadowlark Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
5 Southwest Elementary School Clemmons, NC
6 Clemmons Elementary School Clemmons, NC
7 The North Carolina Leadership Academy Kernersville, NC
8 Vienna Elementary School Pfafftown, NC
9 Bald Creek Elementary School Burnsville, NC
10 Bee Log Elementary School Burnsville, NC
11 Jefferson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
12 South Toe Elementary School Burnsville, NC
13 Forbush Elementary School East Bend, NC
14 Frank Morgan Elementary School Clemmons, NC
15 Clearmont Elementary School Burnsville, NC
16 Shady Grove Elementary School Advance, NC
17 The Downtown School Winston Salem, NC
18 Brunson Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
19 Old Richmond Elementary School Tobaccoville, NC
20 Courtney Elementary School Yadkinville, NC
21 Mount Olive Elementary School King, NC
22 Piney Grove Elementary School Kernersville, NC
23 Micaville Elementary School Burnsville, NC
24 Cornatzer Elementary School Mocksville, NC
25 The Arts Based School Winston-Salem, NC
26 Nancy Reynolds Elementary School Westfield, NC
27 Pinnacle Elementary School Pinnacle, NC
28 Sandy Ridge Elementary School Sandy Ridge, NC
29 Cash Elementary School Kernersville, NC
30 Sedge Garden Elementary School Kernersville, NC
31 Caleb's Creek Elementary School Kernersville, NC
32 Lawsonville Elementary School Lawsonville, NC
33 Walnut Cove Elementary School Walnut Cove, NC
34 William R Davie Elementary School Mocksville, NC
35 Boonville Elementary School Boonville, NC
36 Poplar Springs Elementary School King, NC
37 Fall Creek Elementary School East Bend, NC
38 Pinebrook Elementary School Mocksville, NC
39 Pine Hall Elementary School Pine Hall, NC
40 Cooleemee Elementary School Cooleemee, NC
41 King Elementary School King, NC
42 Mocksville Elementary School Mocksville, NC
43 Burnsville Elementary School Burnsville, NC
44 West Yadkin Elementary School Hamptonville, NC
45 East Bend Elementary School East Bend, NC
46 Kernersville Elementary School Kernersville, NC
47 Quality Education Academy Winston-Salem, NC
48 London Elementary School Walnut Cove, NC
49 Yadkinville Elementary School Yadkinville, NC
50 Walkertown Elementary School Walkertown, NC
51 Jonesville Elementary School Jonesville, NC
52 Moore Magnet Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
53 Mineral Springs Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
54 Rural Hall Elementary School Rural Hall, NC
55 Kimmel Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
56 Germanton Elementary School Germanton, NC
57 Ward Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
58 Union Cross Traditional Academy Kernersville, NC
59 Forsyth Academy Winston-Salem, NC
60 South Fork Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
61 Smith Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
62 Bolton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
63 Speas Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
64 Old Town Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
65 Konnoak Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
66 Hall-Woodward Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
67 Ibraham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
68 North Hills Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
69 Diggs-Latham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
70 Griffith Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
71 Petree Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
72 Kingswood School Winston-Salem, NC
73 Carter G Woodson School Winston-Salem, NC
74 Gibson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
75 Middle Fork Elementary School Walkertown, NC
76 Easton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
77 Cook Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
78 Forest Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
79 Kimberley Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
80 Ashley Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC

Rankings for the best elementary schools in the Winston-Salem area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on elementary school test scores, student data and more.

Elementary Schools in Winston-Salem NC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


Choosing an Elementary School in the Winston-Salem Area

When comparing regular Winston-Salem-area elementary schools to charter and magnet schools, one should keep in mind the differences between charter schools, magnet schools and traditional public schools.

Magnet schools are in most cases alternative public schools that offer a specialized curriculum. At the highest level, North and South Carolina magnet schools and traditional elementary schools tend to be managed by the same entity - the county school superintendent's office. Magnet schools normally can accept students from anywhere in the county in which they are located, and often limit the acceptance pool through a lottery system.

Charter schools, on the other hand, are each independently managed. They tend to accept students not only from the county in which they're located, but surrounding counties as well. Like magnets, charters tend to use a lottery-based acceptance method.

Regular elementary schools are sometimes called "zoned schools," "neighborhood schools" or "zip code schools." This is because they accept students from a limited geographical area - such as a town or a specific set of subdivisions. Regular schools do not tend to use a lottery system. Regular elementary schools are the most common kinds of schools in North and South Carolina.

Which Elementary Schools are Covered in the Winston-Salem Area

We hope you find the ratings and other information on elementary schools in the Winston-Salem area to be useful. Elementary Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties: