As superintendent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, my top priority is to ensure that we are providing the best educational opportunities to the 54,800 students who attend our schools. High student achievement and academic growth – provided in a nurturing, caring environment – will help our students reach their full potential and prepare them for college and careers when they graduate from high school. We are fortunate to live in a community that values public education and understands that teaching and training our youth is a shared responsibility. As educators, we are keenly aware of our special responsibility and accountability as we prepare the next generation of citizens to lead our society. It is vitally important to keep staff members, students, families and the community informed about the progress we're making, districtwide and school by school. The district's report card includes information about our successes, our challenges and other information such as class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, teacher quality and more. You can view a snapshot of any school in the district, or you can see how the district as a whole is performing. Please click here to see schools' report cards.Schools in North Carolina used new standards in all subjects in 2012-13, and students took new, more rigorous assessments to measure their progress. These are much tougher standards than we have used in the past. The results are a baseline and cannot be compared to previous years’. Almost three-quarters of schools – 50 of 71 – met or exceeded their growth goals. The district’s four-year graduation rate hit an all-time high at 82.1 percent, and 60.2 percent of juniors met the UNC System’s admissions standard by scoring 17 or better on the ACT. Additionally, with a progressively more diverse population, the district met 74 of 86, or 86 percent, of its annual measureable objectives under the federal No Child Left Behind legislation in the 2012-13 school year. Please take time to review our district's report card and your school's report card. You also can request a paper copy of your school’s report card at your school's office.
On behalf of our students, staff and Board of Education, thank you for your support and commitment to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.