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Grady High School

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Posted July 15, 2014

My school is a school of excellence! I am a sophomore, and I am in the introduction to bio medical science. The courses they provide are well taught. I enjoy how they will stay after with you as long as needed, just to help you with your work that you don't understand.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2014

I really like Grady-I am a current student there and despite all the recent scandals I can tell you it it great. Anyone who is motivated and blossom here-some students here get perfects on their SATs and othes get into Ivy League schools. No matter what you are like, you are sure to find your niche in the variey of programs offered here-we have great sports and theater programs, as well as excellent publications such as Yearbook or the Southerner. I love it!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2012

I am the parent of a Grady alum who learned about how to get things done and the value of working hard while at Grady. She's now acing college, and so are her friends from Grady. Their College and Career Center is unique in terms of being completely parent-run and helps EVERY student who comes through its doors. Every day our faculty strives to reach all students and help them be their best. The diversity WORKS at Grady from teachers and staff to students. It's all there if you want it. Most kids do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

Grady is a tuition-free treasure in the middle of Midtown Atlanta. The good: > fantastic location (across the street from the largest park in the city) > very good facilities (renovated just a few years ago) > really really good teachers > great place for families who are seeking a global schools - lots of races, incomes, languages in this place. (i.e. the real world :) The bad: > way too many students (though the school does a good job of breaking down the school into 4 smaller "academies") > Some very unmotivated kids (again, the academies help with this) We have one kid there now....and after initial fears, love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

Grady High School is an urban school with a very diverse student body. The school offers well-rounded and challenging academic curriculum, electives, honors and advanced placement courses. Students enroll in dual enrollment as well. Grady also established a College and career Connection office assisting students with college and career choices. The CCC is a model operation for the Atlanta Public School system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I became a student here to attend the Fashion Program at Grady. There are few high schools that have this course, and it truly does make Grady a unique school. However, as a student there, I believe that the school has a lot of potential but it is very unorganized. The larger school setting means that individual attention isn't always granted. Overcrowded classrooms and halls are a huge frustration of mine. Everyday school life is just mediocre. The people working at the school can be impolite and unmannerable at times. They always have a lot of things going on after school including tutorials, but if you ride the bus home like me its hard to take full advantage of these options. Some classes are extremely diffucult, while others are a complete joke. It's just an average school to me, but has good end results in the students so I'll my rating=4
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2009

As a Grady High School Alumnus, I highly recommend this school. It is one of the best in the state, and the best Public School in Atlanta. I am a graduate of the magnet program, and graduated within the top 10 percent of my class. I can't say enough about this school. The extracurricular activities are wonderful, the staff is great, everyone wants you to succeed. This school would be a much better choice than a private school, because students are not handed anything. Students must work for their grades, they must work for accolade and acclaim. I will be graduating from Wake Forest University this year, and I believe that the reason that I have been able to handle the coursework at Wake Forest is because of my experience at Grady High School. I am extremely proud of my alma mater...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

I will say I have not attended Grady yet, but I will definately be attending my senior year, if not sooner. However, all of my closest friends go to Grady and all they can do is rave about it. Some of the most intelligent and well rounded human beings have come from Grady. If it is anything like the middle school, Inman, has has to be a fantastic school. I would give anything in the world to be there right now.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

I am third time parent of Grady and there not enough positive things I could say. From the wonderful support my daughters received from Ms. Ukah in the Health Science Academy to the great assistance my son is now receiving through the Journalism Magnet Program. Grady is a school where students are encouraged to do their very best and prepares them for life after. My children continue to succeed now because of the opportunities afforded them at Henry W. Grady High. I would say I am one of this school's greatest fan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Love this school. I transfered my daughter from Mays to Grady and it was the best move ever. From students to Faculty excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

Grady high school is the best for any child to go to because they have excellent standards and have came from under the dirt and growing into something marvelous
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2005

As a parent, it is my responsibility that my children have the options to do what they want, and that they are open to new oppurtunities. Grady High School is famous nation wide for great students and teachers. Everybody is always involved. The children here constantly open their imagination on joining hundreds of clubs that Grady Hosts. The teachers update their pages, help children, and review the children with parents. Many new rules have made a place at Grady, the newest one dealing with tardiness and absences that will be punished if not excused. I am a fan of it, but many of my children and their friends hate it. Anyway, For those that want to have their teenagers educated to be one of the best in the nation, I highly apporve of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

As a Grady Alumni I sincerly recommend this school to any parent. The staff is excellent; they really make time for the students and parents. They make sure that the students receive the best in education and the guidance counselors really walk the students through the process of preparing for college from the time they enter the door their Freshman year until they march across that stage graduation day.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 3, 2004

The foundation of any H.S. is made up of a combination of student, Parent, and Teacher involvement. With this said Grady H.S. ranks as one of the best in the state. The Debate team is excellent and well known throughout the state. The recent renovations has done much to swell school spirits. The faculty has been known to make themselves available to students and parents alike. I feel confident sending my daughter off to school each morning knowing she's going to be well prepared for college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school has been selected as Georgia School of Excellence for several years. The teachers and other staff support are wonderful. This school rank #1 in the Atlanta Public School; as far as, test scores in 2002 and 10th in the State of Georgia. An excellent school to send your children.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

345 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

345 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

343 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

344 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
76%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 65% 37%
White 26% 44%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Vincent D'Arcy Murray
Fax number
  • (404) 853-4099

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

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929 Charles Allen Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Phone: (404) 802-3001

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