Mount Tabor High School

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Mount Tabor High School
342 Petree Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
United States
Coordinates 36°07′36″N 80°18′48″W / 36.1268°N 80.3133°W / 36.1268; -80.3133Coordinates: 36°07′36″N 80°18′48″W / 36.1268°N 80.3133°W / 36.1268; -80.3133
School type High School
Motto Sursum et Porro
(Latin: Upwards and Forwards)
Founded 1965
School district Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Superintendent Beverly Emory
Principal Ed Weiss
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,622 (2011)
Area Suburban
Color(s) Navy and Gold
Mascot Spartan
Team name Spartans
Rivals Richard J. Reynolds High School
West Forsyth High School
Ronald W. Reagan High School
Newspaper The Dorian Scroll
Distinctions Ranked in the top 1,000 high schools in the U.S.

Mount Tabor High School is a high school located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is part of the WS/FCS School System. As of 2011, Mount Tabor has a student population of over 1,600 9th through 12th grade students and is a North Carolina 4A school. Mount Tabor was previously part of the Metro 4-A Conference, but is currently a member of the Central Piedmont Conference. In 2012, Mount Tabor was ranked #818 out of the top 1,000 United States public high schools.[1] Mount Tabor is known rivals with nearby Reynolds High School, West Forsyth High School, and, more recently, Reagan High School.

School demographics[edit]

During the 2010-2011 school year, there were 1,622 students enrolled at Mount Tabor. The racial makeup of the students was 48.8% White, 36.94% Black, 6.66% Hispanic, 4.5% Multiracial, 2.92% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.18% American Indian. 23% of students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[2]

School history[edit]

Mount Tabor High School was opened as a 7-12 grade school at the beginning of the 1966-1967 school year. In 1971, the school district reorganized schools and changed Mount Tabor to a junior high school for grades 9 and 10. In 1984, it was changed again to a 9-12 grade high school. A new building containing a new auditorium, new guidance and administration offices, and several classrooms and science labs, was opened in 2004.


During the 2010-2011 school year, the average daily attendance rate was 93%. 79.4% of students showed proficiency on the state end-of-course exams. 5% of students were enrolled in Advanced Placement courses, and 7% were enrolled in Career and Technical Education classes. The graduation rate was 86.0%. 98% of the teachers were fully licensed, 94% were highly qualified, 38% had advanced degrees, and 64% had been teaching for more than ten years. The average student-teacher ratio in required courses was about 23:1. Of the 84% of 12th grade students who had taken the SAT, the average composite score was 1070 out of 1600.[3]

The school offers several Advanced Placement classes, which are listed below:

Students are offered many more AP classes, as well as vocational classes, at the Career Center.


Mount Tabor High School hosts many athletics programs each year, a full list of which includes football, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, softball, cross country, swimming, field hockey, tennis, volleyball, hockey, wrestling, golf, and indoor/outdoor track and field. Students with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and a current physical may try out for athletic teams. Its sports teams have won several state championships. The 2011 cross country team was ranked 2nd during the preseason for division 4A schools across the state. Mount Tabor was also Central Piedmont Conference champions in every fall sport during the 2007-2008 season, and the 2008-2009 Spartan basketball team won the NCHSAA 4A state championship for the first time in school history.


Mount Tabor High School offers a variety of student clubs. Some of the clubs available to students are listed below. Students can start their own club at any time, and not all student organizations (especially those with a political affiliation) are officially recognized by the school administration.

  • Academic Team
  • Allegacy Student Credit Union
  • Anime Club
  • Apollo Ten (Male Singing Group)
  • Art Club & Art Honor Society
  • Asian Student Association
  • Book Club
  • Cadence (Literary Magazine)
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chess Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Crosby Scholars
  • Debate Club
  • DECA
  • Domestique (Male Service Club)
  • Drama Club/Thespians
  • Ebony Society (Female Service Club)
  • Environmental Club
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Filmmaking Club
  • French Club/French National Honor Society
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Future Teachers of America (FTA)
  • Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • German Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Habitat Club
  • Humanities Club
  • Indian Club
  • Inter-Club Council (ICC)
  • Japanese Culture Club
  • Jazz Band
  • JROTC Teams
  • Key Club
  • Latin Club/Latin Honor Society
  • Marching Spartans
  • Math Club
  • Mount Tabor Dance Team
  • Music Club
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National English Honor Society
  • National Honor Society (NHS)
  • National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
  • Physics Club
  • Ping-Pong Club
  • Red Cross
  • Spanish Club
  • Spartan Club
  • Spartanettes (Female Singing Group)
  • Spontaneous People On The Stage (SPOTS)
  • STAND Club
  • Step Team
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions/Students Against Violence Everywhere (SADD/SAVE)
  • Tabor Girls Council (TGC)
  • Teen Democrats
  • The Filmmakers' Guild
  • Weight Lifting
  • We're Helping You Club (WHY)
  • Young Republicans
  • Youth and Government


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  2. ^ MTHS10-11_Tour.ppt
  3. ^ School Profile - School Level

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