Western Guilford Middle School is a middle school in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is in Guilford County. The school reports an enrollment of 609 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher.
When compared to other schools in North Carolina it is slightly below average and has received and a grade of C+ from The School Review. The school ranks 12 for middle schools in Guilford County and 324 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
The academic score for a school is calculated by looking at a number of factors, such as student results on North Carolina standardized tests. Western Guilford Middle School earned a grade of C for academics. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in North Carolina.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare a variety of factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Western Guilford Middle School performs average when compared to other middle schools in North Carolina and received the grade of B for this measure.
Factors such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. Western Guilford Middle School received a grade of C- for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in North Carolina.
An overview of the student body of Western Guilford Middle School is shown below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.
Included below are middle schools close to Western Guilford Middle School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. For a more complete listing of Greensboro schools, go to the Greensboro, North Carolina schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Doris Henderson Newcomers School||C-||D||B||A|
|2||Kernodle Middle School||A-||A+||C||A-|
|3||Cornerstone Charter Academy||A||B+||A+||B+|
|4||Kiser Middle School||B-||B+||B-||C|
|5||Phoenix Academy- Primary Elem. Ib Myp||B+||B||A-||B+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.