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Grimsley High School is a public school in Greensboro, NC. It has 1,741 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 203 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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Recent Alumnus

On Teachers: Every single year I had a teacher to truly inspire me. In my first year, our enviornmental science teacher took us outside to study the real-life examples around the school. That teacher still remembers my name and personality. Next year I had AP European History with a teacher that is more charismatic than anyone i will probably ever meet. You could feel his passion in each lesson. He taught two different subjects, and spearheaded three clubs, two of which were service learning. The third year I had AP physics, the class itself was my hardest yet but he was loved by everyone and people always looked forward to taking the class. If you ever had a problem he would not hesitate to bust down the principle's door and tell him immediately. Many students found that they could confide in him. My final year I had IB 20th Century History. By far the funniest man I meet, the notes were extremely intensive down to every minute detail, from a leader's withered arm to the name of Hitler's dog. It was always a blast to hear is stories and metaphors for every event in history, and somehow still manage to learn a vast amount from him. These teachers, I will certainly visit on college breaks.

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Recent Alumnus

On Food: The menu is always diverse, and they offer special meal plans for those with economic challenges. Taking whatever kind of food you want and siting in the front lawn to play football and soccer is a daily occurance. Or as a senior you can drive off campus to many close by resturants. A very social enviornment, whether at a resturant, in the cafeteria, on the front lawn, or in the library studing.

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Recent Alumnus

On Resources & Facilities: Intensive extracuriculars such as robotics and computer science thrive in this enviornment. There are a multitude of computer labs packed with resources for even the "last minute" student. Guidance counselors are very knowledgeable and tutoring is in full swing. Tutoring within classes, schools, or even tutoring middle school and elementary school students are all great opportunities for those that want to give back or to reach a higher level. You are guaranteed to be prepared for college when doing the IB program, I am actually looking forward to college because it is generally believed to be easier than my last two years of highschool. They truly push the students to self-actualization.

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Recent Alumnus

On Sports & Fitness: The balance between athletics and academics is crucial for any students. And this school gets it right, the top 4 GPA students all are in sports and clubs while still being in academic intensive programs. Football games are big, with grand rivalries, even the most shy students pack the stands on game night. The coaching and equipment rooms are superb, giving a strong training aspect to the enviornment. Nothing is mandatory but very much supported.

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Recent Alumnus

On Health & Safety: As said previously, bullying is swiftly dealt with. You can silently alert any faculty and staff if there is a problem. The police are extremely competent at the school, they use social media and student rumors to get a lead on any threats or crime. Our on campus police officer is very friendly and strong, and is respected by most of the school. Health problems are easily dealt with and there is usually none to be adressed. The school policies are fair, they allow liberties such as phones in between classes but not during class. The school really works with students and always listens to feedback for improvement in creating a safe and facilitating enviornment for the students and staff.

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Grimsley High School is a public school in Greensboro, NC. It has 1,741 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 203 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

84%

Test Performance

39
Grimsley High School performed better than 39% of other schools on North Carolina math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1800

Based on 52 students surveyed
Math
600
Verbal
610
Writing
590

ACT:
28

Based on 19 students surveyed
Math
27
English
26
Reading
31
Science
27
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 23% College level courses
  • 20% Competitive academic environment
  • 17% Friendly staff and motivation to succeed.
  • 14% Great learning environment.
  • 11% One-on-one help for every student.
  • 6% Music program
  • 6% The Spanish immersion program
  • 3% International Baccalaureate

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 38% Disruptive classmates.
  • 25% Nothing
  • 12% Clicks
  • 12% Janitor attitudes.
  • 12% Faculty attitudes.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% On top of everything
  • 22% Prestigious
  • 11% Unique

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 78% Stay efficient in your work and knock it out!
  • 22% Your about to work so hard!

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 89% Academic excellence
  • 11% It hosts the Spanish Immersion Program

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
49.1%
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Female
50.9%
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Racial Diversity

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White
51.6%
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African American
37.4%
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Asian
4.2%
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Multiracial
3.5%
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Native American
2.3%
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Hispanic
1.0%
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Pacific Islander
0%