• RJ Reynolds High SchoolRichard J. Reynolds High School (often simply R.J. Reynolds High School or Reynolds High School) is a high school in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools named after Richard Joshua Reynolds in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The school colors are black and gold, and the school's mascot is a Demon. The school opened in 1923. The R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium is adjacent to the school and is often used for school functions. R.J. Reynolds High School has proudly served the community of Winston-Salem since its opening in 1923.
  • The school fulfilled the need for a new city high school after the 1913 merger of Winston and Salem which became a necessity after fire destroyed Winston High School on Cherry Street. The site for the school was made possible through the generosity of Katherine Smith Reynolds Johnston.
  • Made possible through the generous philanthropy of Katherine Smith Reynolds-Johnston, the widow of Reynolds, construction on the School was begun in 1919, under the direction of Reynolda Estate architect Charles Barton Keen. The School and Auditorium sit on a piece of land known as "Silver Hill" during Reynolds-Johnston's time. Mrs. Reynolds-Johnston also granted the land on which the School and Auditorium were built.
  • Original plans for the School included two grand school buildings sitting on either side of the Auditorium. After the school was finished in 1923 construction on the second building was delayed and eventually abandoned after the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
  • Reynolds AuditoriumThe Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System is now planning to build a fine arts/performing arts center on the School grounds and is planned to be built directly behind the Auditorium, between it and Hawthorne Road.
  • The students that attend Reynolds High School are thought of stereotypically as the children of the "old money" of Winston-Salem, earning it the nickname "Society Hill," mainly because of how close it is to several well known upperclass neighborhoods. The accuracy of this is debated and the nickname is no longer used.
  • Notable graduates include musician Ben Folds, United States Senator Richard Burr, and sports personality Stuart Scott.
  • The original buildings, having completed extensive renovation, have recently been designated to the National Register of Historic Places because of their architectural significance and continued contribution to the public education and cultural life of Winston-Salem. Reynolds High School has been recognized nationally for contributions in a variety of academic endeavors.