Who We Are

Guilford Education Alliance (GEA) is an independent nonprofit that galvanizes the community in support of quality public education for all students. The most important part of our name is Alliance. We are an alliance of people and organizations investing time, talent and resources in support of Guilford County Schools (GCS).

Our Goal

We are relentlessly optimistic about the future of Guilford County. Great communities have great public schools. We are committed to maximizing support for GCS so that all children thrive and are prepared for the future. When it comes to education, we mean business. 

Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse

Did You Know?

  • Teacher Spending

    In 2017, the average teacher spent $650 of their own money on classroom supplies. This number is a 5-year high, up 39% from the previous year. (Public School Forum of NC).

  • Council of Great City Schools

    The Guilford County Schools (GCS) is a member of the Council of Great City Schools, a group of 70 largest school districts in the U.S. that serve more than 7.3 million students. This number equates to 20% of public school students in the U.S. Members share research and best practices to help education policy and planning to address critical challenges and opportunities.

Guilford County Schools—Fast Facts

  • Has a $700 million annual budget
  • Is the 3rd largest school district in N.C.
  • Has 10,100 employees, making it one of the largest employers in the county
  • Serves 73,000 students, pre-K–12th grade
  • Counts 111 languages and dialects spoken by students
  • Offers 187 Career-Technical Education programs in 50 schools
  • Had 11 high schools achieve 100% graduation rates in 2017