Winston-Salem, NC: Public and Private Schools Overview

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and dozens of private schools provide students with notable facilities and classes.

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On Monday, July 9, 2012 - 13:21

Public Schools

Public schools in Winston-Salem are administered by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district. More than 75 schools make up the system, and more than 53,000 students are enrolled each year, making the school system North Carolina’s fourth largest.

Thanks to Winston-Salem’s technological savvy, the city’s public schools are leading the way for integrating technology into the classrooms. All school curriculums have implemented a strategy for students to become comfortable with using word processing and spreadsheet software before graduation, and many team-building activities take place problem-solving around a computer. In addition to the students’ use of technology, all teachers have laptops for in-class use.

Private Schools

There are more than 30 parochial and private schools in Winston-Salem. Many have been newly constructed or have undergone renovations to accommodate an increase in enrollment.

One notable newly constructed high school is Bishop McGuinness. It is the area's largest nonpublic high school and is situated on  40-plus acres. It has been noted by the Catholic High School Honor Roll as one of the 50 best Catholic high schools in the country.


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