#324 Middle School in NC and #12 in Guilford County

Western Guilford Middle School

320 Lindley Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

How Good is Western Guilford Middle School?

Report Card

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

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.

Source: NC Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C
Test Performance Fair
Algebra 1 Passed Poor

Learning Enviroment

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.

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


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.

Safety Grade C-
In-School Suspensions Poor
Out-of-School Suspensions Poor
Physical Altercations Good


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.

Students w/ Disablities
NC Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
NC Avg. 53%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NC Avg. 58%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 609
Minority Students 500
Diversity Index 54
Students with Disablities 122
Economically Disadvantaged 73%
Limited English Proficiency 6%
Gifted Students 22%

Compare Nearby Schools

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+

Western 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 Western Guilford Middle School? 609
  • Is Western Guilford Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of C+, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Western Guilford Middle School in? The school is located in Guilford County.
  • How can I contact Western Guilford Middle School? The school's number is (336) 316-5833. You can visit their website at http://guilfordmiddle.gcsnc.com/pages/Guilford_Middle.
  • Where is Western Guilford Middle School? 320 Lindley Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

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
Doris Henderson Newcomers School
411 Friendway Road Greensboro, NC 27410
Kernodle Middle School
3600 Drawbridge Parkway Greensboro, NC 27410
Cornerstone Charter Academy
7800 Airport Center Drive Greensboro, NC 27409
Kiser Middle School
716 Benjamin Parkway Greensboro, NC 27408
Phoenix Academy- Primary Elem. Ib Myp
4191 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway G High Point, NC 27265