Green Hope High School in Cary, NC - Niche

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Green Hope High School is a public school in Cary, North Carolina. It has 2,212 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 81% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 217 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 380-3700

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3.9 from 217 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Green Hope, also known as "Green Dope", is a school believed to be full of the preppy white rich kids from the nearby high-class Preston neighborhoods. We're known for our cliquey students, extreme academic competitiveness, and drug usage. I'll be honest and admit that Green Hope does have those issues, it isn't a perfect school. However, due to Green Hope's student population size of over 2,000 students, you can find a lot of everything. I personally came to this school, not knowing a single soul, and after the past 3 years, I have most definitely found my niche within the school. Yes, we do have the preppy kids who are obsessed with Starbucks and monograms, but we also have students devoted passionately to music, theater, athletics, leadership and many other interests. The number of clubs and extracurriculars are insane here, and more often than not, many of the teachers are willing to help you start their own. Not all of the teachers here are great, but the good ones here are really good. You can mainly find the best teachers in the AP and higher level classes. Most of the academic and "slack classes" get stuck with the less interested teachers. Overall, Green Hope High is a great school if you are willing to dedicate yourself and explore the number of opportunities you have here. But let yourself slip and get mixed in with the wrong crowd and you could find yourself in a whole lot of trouble.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Academic edge really prepares you for college.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Educational Outcomes: My teachers helped me develop responsibility. The teachers that I considered to be really close with inspired me to go to college and further my education.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: Theres a lot of pressure to succeed and be the best at the school
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Bullying happens a lot. Not physical but emotionally

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Green Hope Elementary School Public
3.66 Carpenter Elementary School Public
3.66 Highcroft Elementary School Public
4.00 Morrisville Elementary School Public
4.00 Davis Drive Elementary School Public
4.00 Mills Park Elementary School Public
4.00 Davis Drive Middle School Public
3.66 Turner Creek Elementary School Public
4.00 Panther Creek High School Public
Mills Park Middle School Public
Chesterbrook Academy - Preschool, Elementary, & Middle School Private
4.00 Sterling Montessori Academy Public, Charter
4.00 Cedar Fork Elementary School Public
Hopewell Academy Private
St. Michael the Archangel School Private, Religious
3.66 Salem Middle School Public
3.66 Salem Elementary School Public
Peace Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.66 Weatherstone Elementary School Public
3.66 Laurel Park Elementary School Public
Alston Ridge Elementary School Public
3.66 Apex High School Public
2.66 Cary Christian School Private, Religious
Thales Academy Private
3.66 Baucom Elementary School Public
3.66 West Cary Middle School Public
3.66 Olive Chapel Elementary School Public
4.00 Northwoods Elementary School Public
3.66 Apex Middle School Public
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School Private, Religious
3.66 Apex Elementary School Public
4.00 Briarcliff Elementary School Public
Research Triangle High School Public
4.00 Cary Elementary School Public
3.66 Kingswood Elementary School Public
Heartwood Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.66 Lufkin Road Middle School Public
2.33 Parkwood Elementary School Public
2.00 Kestrel Heights School Public, Charter
4.00 Cary Academy Private
3.33 Reedy Creek Middle School Public
3.33 Reedy Creek Elementary School Public
2.00 Lowe's Grove Middle School Public
3.66 Farmington Woods Elementary School Public, Magnet
4.00 East Cary Middle School Public
3.66 Cary High School Public
3.66 Adams Elementary School Public
3.66 Penny Road Elementary School Public
3.33 Brier Creek Elementary School Public
Resurrection Lutheran School Private, Religious
New Life Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Oak Grove Elementary School Public
Atlas International School Private
3.00 Grace Christian School Private, Religious
2.00 Research Triangle Charter School Public, Charter
3.00 Pearsontown Elementary School Public
2.33 Southwest Elementary School Public
2.33 Bethesda Elementary School Public
3.00 Cardinal Gibbons High School Private, Religious
The Raleigh School Private
Bethesda Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Swift Creek Elementary School Public
Mt. Vernon School Public, Alternative
3.33 Dillard Drive Middle School Public
3.66 Dillard Drive Elementary School Public
3.66 Yates Mill Elementary School Public
3.00 Jordan High School Public
Adventist Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Athens Drive High School Public
Rejoice Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Hilburn Drive Academy Public
3.33 Combs Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.00 North Chatham Elementary School Public
Al-Iman School Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Panther Creek High School 2 mi. 2,338
3.66 Apex High School 4 mi. 2,585
3.66 Cary High School 6 mi. 2,379
1.66 Hillside High School 10 mi. 1,316
3.00 Jordan High School 10 mi. 1,718

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Green Hope High School United States Apex High School Cary High School Hillside High School Jordan High School Panther Creek High School
White 66.0% 51.0% 75.0% 51.0% 2.0% 34.0% 55.0%
Asian 18.0% 4.8% 5.0% 5.0% 0% 5.0% 17.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 7.0% 19.0% 83.0% 37.0% 13.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 7.0% 17.0% 11.0% 18.0% 8.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 4.0% 4.0% 2.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.7%
Grade 10 25.2%
Grade 11 24.6%
Grade 12 23.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 35% Academics are excellent
  • 18% It respects everyone's individuality and ideas
  • 15% There's something for everyone
  • 12% Highly qualified, passionate teachers
  • 12% Teachers pay is very low, but they are amazing.
  • 8% Effective parent involvement

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 28% Academic competitiveness (sometimes)
  • 19% Carpool
  • 17% Gossip
  • 11% The new parking lot
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Cheaters
  • 6% The way some people act superior to others
  • 3% Bullying through social media

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 18 responses

  • 83% Strong academics
  • 11% Well rounded and successful at the same time
  • 6% The level of tolerance and immediate acceptance.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 83% Competitive
  • 11% Sweet and welcoming family atmosphere
  • 6% Social media obsessed

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% Get involved and work hard
  • 32% Work hard and express to your individuality

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 92% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.