Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is the fourth-largest school system in the state and serves 55,000 students across 80 schools.
- High schools won eight state team athletic championships. Students also won 10 individual state championships.
- Hanes Magnet Middle student teams won national titles in “Future City” competition and National Academic League.
- Atkins High School won the NC Scholastic Chess Championship.
- Atkins Magnet High School, known for its STEM programs, was identified by US News & World Report as the top high school in the school system and #24 in the state.
Forsyth Country Day School is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
Salem Academy and College is the oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States. Salem Academy offers boarding and day school for high school girls.
Forsyth County is home to six world-class and unique institutes of higher learning, meaning there is a fit for everyone.
One of the largest in the North Carolina Community College System, with an enrollment of over 11,000 credit students and over 24,000 Corporate and Continuing Education students.
Advanced degrees in faith-based careers, education, and health sciences.
13th Best Small College in the US, with roots dating to 1772.
The #2 Best Small College in North Carolina, and a leading performing arts conservatory worldwide.
The #3 Best College in North Carolina and #28 nationally. Home to highly-ranked medical, law, business and divinity schools.
Winston-Salem State University
The #1 public HBCU in the country (2019), and top school for getting a job in NC after graduation. #3-ranked online RN to BSN online degree program, nationwide.
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