#40 Middle School in NC and #2 in Guilford County

Northwest Guilford Middle School

5300 Northwest School Road, Greensboro, NC 27409

How Good is Northwest Guilford Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
C Learning Enviroment
B+ School Safety
A Overall Grade

Northwest Guilford Middle School is a middle school in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is in Guilford County. It has 1051 students and 61 teachers and serves grades 6-8.

This school received an overall grade of A. Compared to other state schools Northwest Guilford Middle School scores are above average. The school ranks 2 for middle schools in Guilford County and 40 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


North Carolina standardized test performance, among other data points, are used to calculate the academic grade for a school. For academics, Northwest Guilford Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in North Carolina and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: NC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare a variety of factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Northwest Guilford Middle School performs slightly below average compared to other North Carolina middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is C.

Students : Teacher
NC Avg. 16
Uncertified Teachers
NC Avg. 2%
New Teachers
NC Avg. 9%
Learning Enviroment Grade C
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


A school’s safety score is determined by inspecting inputs such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Northwest Guilford Middle School received a grade of B+ for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly above average when compared to other middle schools in North Carolina.

Safety Grade B+
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations Very Good


Information about the student body at Northwest Guilford Middle School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
NC Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
NC Avg. 53%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NC Avg. 58%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,051
Minority Students 218
Diversity Index 24
Students with Disablities 92
Economically Disadvantaged 13%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 53%


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are middle schools nearest to Northwest Guilford Middle School. The table displays The School Review’s score for each of the schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Greensboro, North Carolina schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Cornerstone Charter Academy A B+ A+ B+
2 Greensboro Academy A A+ C+ B+
3 Kernodle Middle School A- A+ C A-
4 Summerfield Charter Academy A- A+ C- A
5 Doris Henderson Newcomers School C- D B A

Northwest Guilford Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Northwest Guilford Middle School? The school reported 1051 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Northwest Guilford Middle School? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Northwest Guilford Middle School in? The school is located in Guilford County.
  • How can I contact Northwest Guilford Middle School? The school's number is (336) 605-3333. You can visit their website at http://nwms.gcsnc.com/pages/Northwest_Guilford_Middle.
  • Where is Northwest Guilford Middle School? 5300 Northwest School Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27409

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Cornerstone Charter Academy
7800 Airport Center Drive Greensboro, NC 27409
Greensboro Academy
4049 Battleground Ave Greensboro, NC 27410
Kernodle Middle School
3600 Drawbridge Parkway Greensboro, NC 27410
Summerfield Charter Academy
5303 Hwy 220 N Summerfield, NC 27358
Doris Henderson Newcomers School
411 Friendway Road Greensboro, NC 27410