Grimsley High School

329 reviews
  1. Guilford County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
801 Westover Terrace
Greensboro, NC 27408
Telephone
(336) 370-8180
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
28

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
AP Enrollment
32%
AP Exam Pass Rate
75%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
35%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    62%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    32%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    5%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
  • Mr. Whirlie
    22%
  • Grimsley vs. Page Football Games
    20%
  • Open mic night and spirit week.
    20%
  • Senior nights
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,749
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,329
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
24%
Female Athletes
18%
Expenses Per Student
$10,510/ year
National
$11,927
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses

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Reviews

329 reviews
  • Excellent
    92
  • Very Good
    140
  • Average
    83
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    3
I really enjoy Grimsley because of its diversity. Here, there is no group of Caucasians, and the group of Hispanics, etc. Many people come together through the learning environment. Grimsley is also one of the top high schools in North Carolina so a 4.0 from Grimsley and a 4.0 say from Smith, are two very different levels of quality. I'm very blessed to attend this school. The amount of things to do at Grimsley are unlimited. Sports, Clubs, etc. You rarely find someone that is not involved in anything. I am on drumline, in band, I played basketball and softball. There's always something to do.
  • High School Junior
  • 5 months ago
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
  • 5 months ago
Grimsley isn't even my home school but through the IB program, I'm able to attend. I think Grimsley is one of the, if not, the best high school in Guilford County because of how many educational opportunities there are. Of course, some of the classes are very hard (ex.- APUSH), but the pay off is rewarding if a major effort is made. Some of the teachers that I've had Grimsley have been down right awful and made me dread coming to school because of their lack of compassion/ability to teach. However, I've had some great teachers who have made me work hard for my grades and made me appreciate hard work. If I could go back and start high school over again, I'd still choose Grimsley.
  • High School Junior
  • 5 months ago