Grimsley High School

335 reviews
  1. Guilford County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
801 Westover Terrace
Greensboro, NC 27408
Telephone
(336) 370-8180

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1200
148 responses
Average ACT
28
65 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
AP Enrollment
37%
AP Exam Pass Rate
70%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    61%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    35%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    4%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
  • Grimsley vs. Page Football Games
    22%
  • Mr. Whirlie
    20%
  • Open mic night and spirit week.
    16%
  • Senior nights
    15%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Band Concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,749
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,922
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,836/ year
National
$11,890
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses

Reviews

335 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    144
  • Average
    84
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    3
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
  • 8 months ago
There is a large variety of extracurricular opportunities for students in varying areas of interest. In terms of the arts, Grimsley Playmasters puts on various plays throughout the school year that any student can audition for, blue. Grimsley's literary magazine allows students to submit creative writing and have it published, and pinterest club allows students to create various crafts posted on pinterest with the guidance of fellow students. In terms of more left brained activities, clubs like Science Olympiad involves students studying specific scientific subjects and then competing in a competition against fellow highschoolers in a test of knowledge of that subject, and Quiz Bowl offers a jeopardy like setting where students test their knowledge of history and eventually compete in competitions. Thus students of all interests will be able to be active in the various organizations at Grimsley. Athletics is something all students could participate in as well, with both Junior Varsity and Varsity levels, those who love being active and competing will be able to showcase their talents at Grimsley. In regards to funding, all clubs, especially athletics, are well supported, with the presence of booster clubs on campus to raise money for sports teams and the PTA putting on markets and selling "whirlie wear" to raise money for other non-athletic clubs. Because most clubs are after school, Grimsley offers late buses to all students who may be staying after for a club but cannot obtain a ride. This makes the possibility for after school activities and school participation realistic for all students
  • High School Senior
  • 12 months ago
What makes Grimsley the high quality school that it is is the welcoming environment created through a diverse student body. Students of varying ethnicity, religion, or heritage are represented at Grimsley, making for an environment where acceptance is heightened and conversations take on a new meaning when perspectives are offered from the diverse student body. Many conversations that have taken place in the classroom have revealed life experiences from students that give the lesson - usually during a history lecture - a more relatable and human quality. The notes we write on the page become real life events when we hear how the parent of a classmate endured a certain battle or how their life was changed due to an ongoing conflict, which is something that makes learning much more engaging. Additionally, the wide range of extracurricular opportunities for students makes this school truly exceptional. Clubs at Grimsley include Gardening, knitting,Science Olympiad, and Chess to name a few, and most are organized and run by students, so if there is a club that is not at Grimsley, a student is able to fix this with minimal assistance. I think that the freedom of students to pursue their interests and share it with fellow classmates is something that differentiates Grimsley and makes it great. The last and possibly the most significant aspect of Grimsley that has made my experience there quality and enjoyable is the variety of coursework. Students of all levels are able to thrive at Grimsley, for there are classes at the CP, Honors, AP, and IB level, offering an equal opportunity for all students to achieve and be successful. In addition to these different levels, a wide variety of subjects are offered. The most distinct are Theatre, Philosophy, Human Geography, and Business Management. There are not many schools that can afford to offer their students such diverse courses, but Grimsley can making it a school that offers its students the best education possible.
  • High School Senior
  • 12 months ago