Guilford County Schools (GCS) is the third largest school district in North Carolina with 71,000 students at 120 schools. GCS serves students in Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown and throughout the county of Guilford County. In addition to our excellent traditional schools, GCS has been very innovative in implementing new programs and schools. The public school system offers a wide-variety of education experiences.
Our traditional, neighborhood schools offer programs for advanced learners and those with special needs. Many local elementary schools offer licensed after-school care (called ACES) until 6:00 p.m. for only $46/week.
Our new Superintendent, Maurice "Mo" Green, joined GCS in 2008 and has brought even more ideas to our schools. He is committed to continuing our school districts successes.
Our school enrollment has grown steadily over the years and our voters have consistently voted in favor of school bonds so that we can build new facilities. Just this last year, we added several new schools. Our new Guilford Northern Middle School and Guilford Northern High School, which opened in 2008, were built "green" for added energy efficiency.
In addition to our tradition schools, we have many schools that offer specialized programs. For example, we have four high schools that offer the international acclaimed International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Other schools offer specialized programs for advanced learners, foreign language immersion and year-around classes. Other schools focus on science, technology and the performing and visual arts. It is also one of the few places in the country where you can get a free Montessori education for your student.
Some of our high schools have formed partnerships with local colleges to offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit before they graduate. U.S. News & World Report just ranked our The Early College at Guilford seventeenth in the nation for 2009, after collecting data on 21,000 public high schools.