Grimsley High School in Greensboro, NC - Niche

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Grimsley High School is a public school in Greensboro, North Carolina. It has 1,749 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 61% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 323 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

801 Westover Terrace
Greensboro, NC 27408
(336) 370-8180

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3.9 from 323 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I believe this school is very safe. There is a police officer that monitors the school. We do monthly safety drills to prepare us in case of an emergency. The school nurse comes often, but we also have a teacher who is a Registered Nurse. There are AED's stationed around campus. During class changes, administrators come out and watch the students so there is no chaos.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I love this school! The student life is great. There are different heritages at this school so there is always something different going on. The school also opens up to the community to hold events. This school is the first public high school to be established in Guilford County, NC. The school has traditions that it holds every year. Athletics are very popular to the students, staff, and parents. The football games is the place to be on Friday nights. The academics is one of the best in the county. This school prepares its students for college, the campus is also set up like a miniature college campus.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: All of the teachers try to make the lessons fun, whether it's playing games, watching videos, etc. Teachers try to engage the students into the lesson and if some students aren't paying attention, the teachers will direct their attention towards them. The teachers have a good relationship with their students.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I believe the safety measures at Grimsley are pretty standard and efficient. No, the school doesn't strict ways of admission to the school or checking for dangerous carry-ons, but that doesn't make me feel unsafe. Of course it could be better but I don't see an absolute necessity to change much of the current safety measures.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I believe there are plenty of extracurricular activities at Grimsley, the majority of them being sports. However, there are many clubs I know that I only hear about at the beginning of the year for orientation and then I don't hear about them anymore until the next orientation. I feel like some clubs are not funded/supported by the school (ex.- Service Learning Ambassadors or the Gay-Straight Alliance). I understand there's a budget but I feel like that budget is used to loosely on unnecessary things such as brand new windows. Windows don't engage students. Intriguing activities and inviting propaganda engage students to broadening their horizons and pushing towards more creativity, athleticism, etc.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.00 The Academy at Smith Public
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2.33 Edwin A. Alderman Elementary School Public
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4.33 The Early College at Guilford Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Page High School 2 mi. 1,997
1.66 James B. Dudley High School 3 mi. 1,347
1.00 Ben L. Smith High School 4 mi. 1,248
2.66 Western Guilford High School 5 mi. 1,242
3.66 Northern Guilford High School 9 mi. 1,347

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


Female 53%
Male 46%

Student Diversity

Grimsley High School United States Ben L. Smith High School James B. Dudley High School Northern Guilford High School Page High School Western Guilford High School
White 50.0% 51.0% 4.0% 1.0% 71.0% 40.0% 39.0%
African American 34.0% 15.0% 62.0% 88.0% 18.0% 41.0% 39.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 25.0% 20.0% 6.0% 5.0% 5.0% 11.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 8.0% 1.0% 1.0% 8.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.6%
Grade 10 26.7%
Grade 11 23.3%
Grade 12 23.4%

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 47 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 18% College level courses
  • 17% Competitive academic environment
  • 14% Friendly staff and motivation to succeed.
  • 12% Great learning environment.
  • 8% All
  • 8% Music program
  • 8% One-on-one help for every student.
  • 8% International Baccalaureate
  • 5% The Spanish immersion program
  • 3% Social Environment

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 26% Disruptive classmates.
  • 26% Not being able to eat in the Grove
  • 15% Clicks
  • 12% Nothing
  • 6% Janitor attitudes.
  • 6% Faculty attitudes.
  • 3% Teachers
  • 3% Students Attitudes
  • 3% Too many people who decide to cheat and copy

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 30 responses

  • 33% Academic excellence
  • 33% All of these things and more
  • 10% IB Program
  • 10% It hosts the Spanish Immersion Program
  • 7% The wide range of diversity among students
  • 7% Every program is excellent

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 35% On top of everything
  • 23% Prestigious
  • 23% Unique
  • 19% Comfort in diversity

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 75% Stay efficient in your work and knock it out!
  • 8% Prepare your curricular path of high school
  • 8% Your about to work so hard!
  • 4% It will be what you make it
  • 4% Balance is key. Participate

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 43% I love everything about this school.
  • 52% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 4% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.