Crowded Guilford County schools uneasy for students, staff


Many High Point Central students spend 10 or more minutes getting their food and finding a seat in the crowded cafeteria. (JERRY WOLFORD/News & Record)

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — At least a dozen Guilford County schools have too many students for the available building space, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

For another dozen schools, the opposite is true, according to 2013-14 calculations. Some schools have mobile classrooms to help ease crowding. Others don’t have enough land for mobile classrooms. Those schools rely on building additions or renovations to help ease crowding.

But Guilford County Schools has extensive infrastructure needs and limited construction money, so school officials have to prioritize those projects. That adds to the frustration of the students and staff members stuck at crowded schools.

Take High Point Central High, for example, where 1,447 students attend classes in facilities intended for 1,385. Some Central classes spill over into the Tomlinson building, which also houses the Academy at Central, a separate school.

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

See list of school capacity vs. enrollment

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