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Best Elementary Schools in the Winston-Salem, NC Area

BBest Elementary Schools in the Winston-Salem, NC Area Best Elementary Schools in the Winston-Salem, NC Area Are you looking for information on the top public elementary schools in the Winston-Salem area? Below you'll find rankings on some of the best Winston-Salem-area elementary schools including Meadowlark Elementary School, Lewisville Elementary School, Sherwood Forest Elementary School, and Whitaker Elementary School. We also have data to help you compare such top traditional public elementary schools to the area's best charter schools including NC Leadership Charter Academy, The Arts Based School, Quality Education Academy, and Forsyth Academy.

The list below is not meant be used as a definitive guide to which Winston-Salem-area elementary school would be best for any individual child. For schools that are close to one another in rankings, differences in available data are in most cases very small.



Top Elementary Schools in the Winston-Salem Area

Rank School Name City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
1 Meadowlark Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
2 Lewisville Elementary School Lewisville, NC Regular PK-5
3 Sherwood Forest Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
4 Whitaker Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
5 NC Leadership Charter Academy Kernersville, NC Charter K-12
6 Southwest Elementary School Clemmons, NC Regular PK-5
7 Clemmons Elementary School Clemmons, NC Regular PK-5
8 Vienna Elementary School Pfafftown, NC Regular PK-5
9 Jefferson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
10 The Downtown School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-8
11 Shady Grove Elementary School Advance, NC Regular PK-5
12 Piney Grove Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
13 South Toe Elementary School Burnsville, NC Regular K-5
14 Forbush Elementary School East Bend, NC Regular PK-6
15 The Arts Based School Winston-Salem, NC Charter K-8
16 Frank Morgan Elementary School Clemmons, NC Regular PK-5
17 Courtney Elementary School Yadkinville, NC Regular PK-9
18 Pinnacle Elementary School Pinnacle, NC Regular PK-5
19 Cash Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
20 Old Richmond Elementary School Tobaccoville, NC Regular PK-5
21 Nancy Reynolds Elementary School Westfield, NC Regular K-5
22 Fall Creek Elementary School East Bend, NC Regular PK-6
23 Mount Olive Elementary School King, NC Regular K-5
24 Caleb's Creek Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
25 Brunson Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
26 Cornatzer Elementary School Mocksville, NC Regular PK-5
27 Pinebrook Elementary School Mocksville, NC Regular PK-5
28 Micaville Elementary School Burnsville, NC Regular K-5
29 Sedge Garden Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
30 Lawsonville Elementary School Lawsonville, NC Regular K-5
31 Boonville Elementary School Boonville, NC Regular PK-12
32 Sandy Ridge Elementary School Sandy Ridge, NC Regular K-5
33 London Elementary School Walnut Cove, NC Regular PK-5
34 Poplar Springs Elementary School King, NC Regular K-5
35 Cooleemee Elementary School Cooleemee, NC Regular PK-5
36 King Elementary School King, NC Regular PK-5
37 William R Davie Elementary School Mocksville, NC Regular PK-5
38 Walnut Cove Elementary School Walnut Cove, NC Regular PK-5
39 Kimmel Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
40 Pine Hall Elementary School Pine Hall, NC Regular K-5
41 Burnsville Elementary School Burnsville, NC Regular PK-5
42 Kernersville Elementary School Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
43 Rural Hall Elementary School Rural Hall, NC Regular PK-5
44 Mocksville Elementary School Mocksville, NC Regular PK-5
45 Yadkinville Elementary School Yadkinville, NC Regular PK-8
46 West Yadkin Elementary School Hamptonville, NC Regular PK-6
47 Quality Education Academy Winston-Salem, NC Charter K-12
48 East Bend Elementary School East Bend, NC Regular PK-6
49 Union Cross Traditional Academy Kernersville, NC Regular PK-5
50 Walkertown Elementary School Walkertown, NC Regular PK-5
51 Mineral Springs Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
52 South Fork Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
53 Forsyth Academy Winston-Salem, NC Charter K-8
54 Speas Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
55 Germanton Elementary School Germanton, NC Regular K-5
56 Jonesville Elementary School Jonesville, NC Regular PK-6
57 Moore Magnet Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
58 Cook Literacy Model School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
59 Ward Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
60 Bolton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
61 Konnoak Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
62 Griffith Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
63 Gibson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
64 North Hills Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
65 Smith Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
66 Diggs-Latham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
67 Hall-Woodward Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
68 Carter G. Woodson School Winston-Salem, NC Charter K-12
69 Forest Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
70 Petree Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
71 Ibraham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
72 Ashley Academy Winston-Salem, NC Regular PK-5
73 Kimberley Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
74 Old Town Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
75 Easton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC Regular PK-5
Rank School Name City
1 Meadowlark Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
2 Lewisville Elementary School Lewisville, NC
3 Sherwood Forest Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
4 Whitaker Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
5 NC Leadership Charter Academy Kernersville, NC
6 Southwest Elementary School Clemmons, NC
7 Clemmons Elementary School Clemmons, NC
8 Vienna Elementary School Pfafftown, NC
9 Jefferson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
10 The Downtown School Winston Salem, NC
11 Shady Grove Elementary School Advance, NC
12 Piney Grove Elementary School Kernersville, NC
13 South Toe Elementary School Burnsville, NC
14 Forbush Elementary School East Bend, NC
15 The Arts Based School Winston-Salem, NC
16 Frank Morgan Elementary School Clemmons, NC
17 Courtney Elementary School Yadkinville, NC
18 Pinnacle Elementary School Pinnacle, NC
19 Cash Elementary School Kernersville, NC
20 Old Richmond Elementary School Tobaccoville, NC
21 Nancy Reynolds Elementary School Westfield, NC
22 Fall Creek Elementary School East Bend, NC
23 Mount Olive Elementary School King, NC
24 Caleb's Creek Elementary School Kernersville, NC
25 Brunson Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
26 Cornatzer Elementary School Mocksville, NC
27 Pinebrook Elementary School Mocksville, NC
28 Micaville Elementary School Burnsville, NC
29 Sedge Garden Elementary School Kernersville, NC
30 Lawsonville Elementary School Lawsonville, NC
31 Boonville Elementary School Boonville, NC
32 Sandy Ridge Elementary School Sandy Ridge, NC
33 London Elementary School Walnut Cove, NC
34 Poplar Springs Elementary School King, NC
35 Cooleemee Elementary School Cooleemee, NC
36 King Elementary School King, NC
37 William R Davie Elementary School Mocksville, NC
38 Walnut Cove Elementary School Walnut Cove, NC
39 Kimmel Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
40 Pine Hall Elementary School Pine Hall, NC
41 Burnsville Elementary School Burnsville, NC
42 Kernersville Elementary School Kernersville, NC
43 Rural Hall Elementary School Rural Hall, NC
44 Mocksville Elementary School Mocksville, NC
45 Yadkinville Elementary School Yadkinville, NC
46 West Yadkin Elementary School Hamptonville, NC
47 Quality Education Academy Winston-Salem, NC
48 East Bend Elementary School East Bend, NC
49 Union Cross Traditional Academy Kernersville, NC
50 Walkertown Elementary School Walkertown, NC
51 Mineral Springs Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
52 South Fork Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
53 Forsyth Academy Winston-Salem, NC
54 Speas Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
55 Germanton Elementary School Germanton, NC
56 Jonesville Elementary School Jonesville, NC
57 Moore Magnet Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
58 Cook Literacy Model School Winston-Salem, NC
59 Ward Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
60 Bolton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
61 Konnoak Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
62 Griffith Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
63 Gibson Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
64 North Hills Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
65 Smith Farm Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
66 Diggs-Latham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
67 Hall-Woodward Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
68 Carter G. Woodson School Winston-Salem, NC
69 Forest Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
70 Petree Elementary School Winston-Salem, NC
71 Ibraham Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
72 Ashley Academy Winston-Salem, NC
73 Kimberley Park Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
74 Old Town Elementary School Winston Salem, NC
75 Easton Elementary School Winston Salem, NC

Rankings for the best elementary schools in the Winston-Salem area were created independently by Carolina School Hub. The test data for this site was derived from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and South Carolina Department of Education.

You can click on a specific school name above for more information on elementary school test scores, student data and more.

Elementary Schools in Winston-Salem NC Area - Click any of the pushpins below to see more details on each school


Choosing an Elementary School in the Winston-Salem Area

When comparing regular Winston-Salem-area elementary schools to charter and magnet schools, one should keep in mind the differences between charter schools, magnet schools and traditional public schools.

Magnet schools are in most cases alternative public schools that offer a specialized curriculum. At the highest level, North and South Carolina magnet schools and traditional elementary schools tend to be managed by the same entity - the county school superintendent's office. Magnet schools normally can accept students from anywhere in the county in which they are located, and often limit the acceptance pool through a lottery system.

Charter schools, on the other hand, are each independently managed. They tend to accept students not only from the county in which they're located, but surrounding counties as well. Like magnets, charters tend to use a lottery-based acceptance method.

Regular elementary schools are sometimes called "zoned schools," "neighborhood schools" or "zip code schools." This is because they accept students from a limited geographical area - such as a town or a specific set of subdivisions. Regular schools do not tend to use a lottery system. Regular elementary schools are the most common kinds of schools in North and South Carolina.

Which Elementary Schools are Covered in the Winston-Salem Area

We hope you find the ratings and other information on elementary schools in the Winston-Salem area to be useful. Elementary Schools on this page were drawn from the following counties: