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 2020-2021, the average teacher spent $750 of their own money on classroom supplies, with 30% of surveyed teachers reporting that they spent $1,100 or more.  (adoptaclassroom.org)

  • 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 $1.7 billion annual budget
  • Is the 3rd largest school district in N.C.
  • Has 10,000 employees, making it one of the largest employers in the county
  • Serves 70,000 students, pre-K–12th grade
  • Counts 121 languages and dialects spoken by students
  • Offers 258 Career-Technical Education programs in 49 schools
  • Achieved a 91.8% high school graduation rate in 2022, above the national average and higher than all the largest NC school districts