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!
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
Love this school. I transfered my daughter from Mays to Grady and it was the best move ever. From students to Faculty excellent.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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