• Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
    Goals and Priorities


    • By 2020, 90 percent of third-grade students will read on or above grade level.
    • By 2018, our graduation rate will be 90 percent.
    • By 2018, we will close the achievement gap between subgroups by 10 percentage points while increasing the performance of all subgroups.


    • Provide all schools and departments the differentiated support they need to reach the full potential of the Continuous Improvement Process to maximize student outcomes
    • Train and support individuals to be strong instructional leaders and hold them accountable for achieving district goals.
    • Equip staff to support struggling students.
    • Intentionally engage our parent and community partners in understanding, supporting and advocating for our district goals in service of students.

    Core Values

    • Student-Centered: We focus on the needs of every child.
    • Accountability: We take responsibility for and reflect on our impact on student outcomes.
    • Collaboration: We work together to support each other’s efforts to meet every student’s needs.
    • Equity: We honor diversity by addressing barriers to success for every student.
    • High Expectations: We challenge ourselves to inspire every student’s pursuit of greatness.
    • Integrity: We align our actions, beliefs and values to support every student.

    Core Beliefs

    • Adult behavior impacts student outcomes
    • Home, school, and community relationships drive student success
    • Students remember how we make them feel
    • A growth mindset fosters high expectations for all students
    • Students are at the heart of what we do


    • High expectations and high accountability in a psychologically safe environment.