West Forsyth High

1735 Lewisville Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 712-4400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2021 students 18 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2013-2014 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Mathematics, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Forsyth County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Forsyth High is a public high school in Lewisville. The principal of West Forsyth High is Mr Charles McAninch, who can be contacted at camcaninch@wsfcs.k12.nc.us. 2,021 students go to West Forsyth High and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 25% of the 2,021 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Forsyth High is 18:1. Mount Tabor High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 43%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 4% 2%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 29%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.05% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Rated #2 high school in North Carolina by US News and I can definitely see why. I adore this school and it has so much to offer. Teachers are engaging and knowledgeable. West is booming with diversity and school spirit that makes me proud that I go to West. The list of clubs activities and sports are endless and everybody finds their own niche. I highly recommend West Forsyth to anyone who may be considering it. I promise you will be welcomed with open arms.

  • (2 years ago)

    If I could describe West Forsyth High School .. I would say one thing dull. This school is very dull and plain boring. The teachers are great yes. Did I like them? Of course. They interacted with the class. However most of the time the environment is not so good. This is because of the lack of diversity this school has. It's very uncomfortable for some students. There's not many clubs and the only thing I liked was the Drama Department which is the only amazing thing there. A very boring and unorganized school too. The block schedule is absolutely stupid. I only stayed at West for one year and already 3 days into the school year I was dying to get away from it. I know I couldn't stay another year. The lack of participation and diversity in this school is just sad. There needs to be more diverse people in this school but I'm guessing this is never going to happen. I never wanted to go to west in the first place due to the fact I could never get into the school I really wanted to go to. If your looking for a diverse school with many opportunities then I'm sorry to say but West is not a good choice.

  • (4 years ago)

    West Forsyth has a non responsive guidance department. Hope you NEVER have a problem with a class. They won't be able to help. And the principle? Don't expect a return phone call. Unfortunately this school is on a new block schedule and it has created huge headaches!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been at west for four years and could not say better things about it. The teachers I had were all amazingly well educated and extremely present and helpful as was the principal. The arts programs there are also superior and not just because of talented students but talented teachers as well. All of my classes were challenging on one level or another and even when I had some issues at home I got a ton of support from all of my teachers and even the principal himself in assisting me with graduation. I always felt safe around the other students and even though I was new to town my freshman year accepted with open arms by everyone. West is quite possibly the best school in the state let alone district and county.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a junior at West and I absolutely love it. The teachers and the and prinicpals make the school such an enjoyable place. The teachers really challenge students and give every opportunity for them to be successful. As a dance team member board member of the Interact Club and an honor roll student West Forsyth is a wonderful! place to be. I highly reccomend West Forsyth for anyone!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a senior at West Forsyth High School. Our four years at West have been a most enjoyable experience. The Principal and Asst Principals really care about the students and encourage them always. The past four years my daughter at some point in time has been involved in sports band chorus drama volunteering clubs the Prom etc. She has a 4.02 GPA was accepted at several colleges and has received several scholarships for college. I am highly impressed and abundantly satisfied with the education and guidance that my daughter has received at this school. Thank You West Forsyth High School for 4 great years!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This was by far the worst experience that my child has had at being at West. Principal was all about himself and you couldnt reason with him and teachers never seemed to care. I transferred my child out. Dont think about sending your child her

  • (6 years ago)

    West forsyth is a progressive high school with a fantastic available principal and good teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school good spirit and exellent teachers that care!

  • (7 years ago)

    I had a daughter at West (grad. 2006) and currently a son as a sophmore at West. This is our 6th year being involved at West and yes like all High Schools you have problem children but my kids and the kids they associated with never had issues with any teacher or student. We found West a good school with good teachers. We can recommend it any day to anybody.

  • (7 years ago)

    Good School. Good Principle. Not that good teachers. Discipline and safety is kind of bad but thats in every highschool like that.

  • (7 years ago)

    great school graduated in 2007 great teacher as well as great supervisors students are awesome and athletics are amazing

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent teachers - They know how to teach and they know how to relate to teens!

  • (8 years ago)

    The best high education possible!

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