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