Winston-Salem school information

IndexWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores36%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools581,89579,221
Total private schoolsn/a51024,874
Total post-secondary schools121837,963
The Winston-Salem, NC educational system consists of 58 public schools, n/a private schools and 12 post-secondary schools. Winston-Salem public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 17% lower than than the North Carolina average and 27% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Winston-Salem public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.1% have completed high school, 34.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Winston-Salem are 27% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 58 public schools in Winston-Salem.
  • 83.5% of people in Winston-Salem have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.1% of people in Winston-Salem have completed high school.
  • 34.2% of people in Winston-Salem have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Winston-Salem

IndexWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade83.5%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school82.1%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college62.2%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.2%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.2%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters13.6%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Winston-Salem (high school & post-secondary)

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Winston-Salem, NC238,47436%27%

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Winston-Salem, NC238,47436%27%
Source: The Winston-Salem, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.