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Loganville, GA

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50 Hope Hollow Rd
Loganville, GA 30052

(770) 554-1071
(770) 554-1074
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November 16, 2013
One of the best school and good. Teachers very help full teachers. With math physics language art ,Spanish and up keeping spirit. Is miss Balley. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
This is our first year at GHS...my daughter is a freshman. A few things that I dislike: the school is HUGE, very crowded halls, big classes, approximately 650 students in cafeteria during each lunch period, lots of trailers in back. My daughter's gifted classes have up to 35 kids in there, her AP class has what seems like 40! Things that I like: my daughter has some fabulous teachers (a couple are just average), the APs work really hard to keep all the kids in line, the school seems to be very clean or at least the areas I've seen. I'm not overly impressed with GHS so far, but to be a large metro public high school it's about what one would expect. I do feel from talking with other parents of older students the school has declined some in recent years.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
We moved to Georgia last year. So far, I'm moderately impressed with Grayson HS. My child was lucky to find four very dedicated teachers last year, however, it seems like we've encountered either excellent or poor teachers with not a lot falling in the middle. The math dept. seems to have more than its fair share of teachers who are not well-trained in thier subject. One teacher in the foreign language dept. actually "helped" the students by hinting at answers while they were taking a final. Students might have scored well, but what did they learn? On the positive side, I am pleased that there is a zero tolerance for bullying and poor behavior.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
I have two children at Grayson, a freshman and a senior. My daughter is an excellent student and is the top 5% of her class. The school has had 4 months since she was accepted to an internship, but still does not know where they are going place her. They are also dropping classes that focus on science (i.e. biotechnology and AP chemistry). Please don t get me started on the uniformed counselors who only seem interested in the path that requires the least amount of work. My son just started and all is not well. There are 35 students in his gifted math class! His teacher in his foreign language class has no classroom management skills so students play their ipods on deaf and sleep during class. A major irritant is that although he has no handicap tag, the principal always parks his huge truck in the handicapped spaces. I feel that Grayson has declined with each year. I would no longer recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2012
Great school. I was offered the chance to go to another high school, but I stayed in my current district because I didn't want to leave Grayson.

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2012
I am grandfather of a future student. I expect him to be a good to excellent tennis player by then. I would want him on the tennis team. Alas, I find that the tennis courts at GHS are 90 degrees out of proper alinement. That shows a blatant disregard by staff to understand or really care about tennis. Bodes poorly for my grandson's chances to learn from that ignorant staff. Just a heads up to other parents who trust a american football type mentality.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2011
I went to grayson when i was just comeing out of homeschool. i was a downer and looked down on every thing, one of these being my life. but as the years passed grayson built me up and gave me some of the best friends ive ever had. ill never forget my years at grayson. i dint like it at first but i got thru it. its a good school and if anyone puts even just a little effort they will be fine. this school gave me the tools to become a man. anyone looking for a good school, look no futher. but i warn you. there are problems with grayson just like any school. but i found there to be much less. and they also keep the school in grat shape. the teachers are mostly good and very easy to work with. all most all of my teachers gave me good time to do my work. but again, they are bad teachers.

- submitted by a student
December 05, 2009
I've had 2 children come up through the Grayson cluster. The school has been a great experience for one, and a so-so experience for the other. For the most part, as a parent, I've been pleased. For my child who struggles more academically, I've been a little disappointed that there has been little to no contact initiated by the school. However, for the most part, I have been well received when I've requested a meeting or sent an email. At no fault of the school itself, it's a large place making it very easy for someone to fall through the cracks.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Good teachers, Hardly anyfights, fun classes! Awesome students =D ^-^

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September 10, 2009
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August 24, 2009
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July 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2009
I am a teacher and have taught in Gwinnett County for all 15 years. I am also a product of Gwinnett Co. Schools being a graduate of Parkview. I think Grayson is an excellent place for students. At any place you go, there is always room for improvement, but you have to go into it with a good attitude. Those that I saw excell (even non-athletes) were those that had that positive attitude. They were going to do well regardless of who their teacher was or what the administration was doing or not doing. The school is open to help from all parents. The best way to help is not complain, but come up with a solution to what you see as a problem.

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April 29, 2009
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April 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 02, 2008
This is our first year at Grayson High, We moved to this area specifically due to the high recommendations of Mconnell and Grayson. I have some issues with the high school so far, not the least is the way I feel when i walk in to check out my child. I was told my daugher had two offenses, one due to being 20 minutes late! with me checking her in,. the other for being checked out by me her mom? I hope the greater good of this school is not overshadowed by many over the top rules, and it would be nice to be addressed as an adult when walking in to deal with the people checking in and out the students, or dealing with parents..

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2008
My daughter is extremely happy at Grayson. We would like to move closer to Midtown where my husband works, but our daughter begged us to stay put until she graduates in two years. Grayson's AP and gifted programs are phenomenal. Our daughter will be well prepared for the SAT and college admission.

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January 20, 2008
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no rating January 10, 2008
I am currently a student at Grayson and I believe that it is a pretty good school, but there is many teachers that do not bother in teaching the students the things needed for the test and finals. There is many teachers that cannot even control their students and they do not even try to get along with them and give out referals like crazy for the smallest reasons I believe that the teachers hired should have more hands on experience before hand so they know how to understand the students needs. There is other teachers that do not respect students

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2008
I teach at Grayson, and I think that this is one of the finest schools anywhere near here. The staff is very concerned with students' well being, and the coaching staff has done a great job of developing talent in all the sports. The leadership here is firm with the students, but supportive of its teachers and open to the parents. This has been the best stop of my career, and I look forward to my children coming through the Grayson cluster.

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December 03, 2007
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November 28, 2007
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October 31, 2007
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October 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
As a Grayson Alum, I do not think the school is half as bad as everyone says it is. I am going into my senior year at UGA and believe Grayson prepared me for college the best it could. There were many classes available to students that were beyond helpful such as AP classes, Peer Leadership, and QUEST Internship, just to name a few. The teachers worked with me and made themselves available to help after the class ended. They assigned projects that made students think and not merely copy and paste something from google. School spirit lacked towards the end of my time at GHS, but that was due mainly to the change in principals. I feel that Grayson provided a great high school experience and wouldn't change a thing. My only advice- get involved! Actually doing something for the school makes for a better high school experience. -Alum '04

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June 12, 2007
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May 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
I am a current student attending Grayson High school, and I must say that the bad 'rep' that the school is receiving from most of the students is inadequate. I have been attending Gwinnett County Public Schools (often called the GCPS)for the past 16 years of my life and have been very satisfied with the overall education I am receiving. Most people believe that the administration system is unsatisfactory; however, this is not due to Grayson High School policies but actually due to Gwinnett County Public School's policies. I do however disapprove of the money distribution that occurs in Grayson's activities. We should be distributing this money evenly throughout the schools for things like Theatre, New band Instruments, Orchestra, and choral music.

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2007
I'm a current student at Grayson and don't believe it is a bad school at all. The 'horrible' teachers that people are talking about, really aren't horrible at all. Granted, a few are, but most teach the curriculum very well. And as for the strict discipline, you'll find that in most schools. I'd rather go to a school with rules than one where my safety is in jeopardy. Also, most kids who claim to hate the school are ones who aren't involved in anything or simply don't care. They believe that if they go to another school it will be different, the PEOPLE will be different, but that's not the case. If the kids had better attitudes, they'd be a lot happier. Sure, there are room for improvements, which can be made through PTA, but overall Grayson is a great school.

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2006
My child attends Grayson High and I have been more than happy with the level of education she is receiving. The classrooms are well managed and conducive to learning. I receive reports via e-mail each week from her teachers and have been given times in which they are available for extra help. Also, she has been made aware of the various before and after school activities available and consequently, has become very involved. I, too, have been involved and I see the Principal and other administrators visible especially during arrival and dismissal. I am proud she attends Grayson High and would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2006
Grayson High School is a safe and caring environment for your children. All this talk about it being too strict is ridiculous. Without discipline and enforced rules there would be chaos and lack of respect for the teachers and the school, and therefore, no time for learning. Having volunteered in my children's schools since kindergarten, I can say that learning begins at home, and if your children aren't doing well, it is very likely that they need more concern and support at home. I am not 100% pleased with any school, but Grayson has provided my children with a good education, and I have always felt that the teachers cared and kept me updated with their progress. They have a lot of programs in both the arts and in their new technical school that benefit a wide variety of students.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2006
Grayson High School has been great! For the most part teachers have been very helpful. The principal could be seen a little more around the school. My son was a senior this year and enjoyed the school alot. There seemed to be adequate discipline but the consequences of some issues should be re-visited. All in All Grayson is one of the best schools in Gwinnett Co.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
Have been in this school sense its opening and the Gwinnett Co. system for 20 years. Grayson is a victom of it's own size. There should be more schools, not bigger ones. The lack of parent involvement seems to stim from the administrations disconnect with students & parents. A child can get an education here if they put the effort in but, there safety and accademic progress should be monitored very, very closely as there is potentially knowone watching.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
I have a graduating senior this year. We moved from the Central Gwinnett district, and couldn't get out of there fast enough. GHS provided an enviornment for my child to focus and learn. I am very impressed with this school. Other comments have been very strong about the discipline at GHS...this approach to discipline is better than the alternative, which is having the administration turn their heads at the behavior problems. I've experienced both and GHS is the better alternative!

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May 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2006
This was my childrens first and last year at Grayson HS. For the most part the teachers were exceptional, but the administration is sorely lacking. They over dicipline some student and turn a blind eye when it is in their best interest. My children were harrassed all year by other students, and little was done to stop it, even when witnesses were present. I feel that this school will be the nest Meadow Creek if administration is not changed.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2006
I agree with Patrick (March 2005), my son has attended GHS for 3 yrs now and he is not involved in athletics and we are certainly not Grayson eliete. The teachers do care and coming from the Dekalb school system the Gwinnett system is amazingly better. It takes alot of parental involvement to make any teaching environment work, not necessarily at the school, but it all starts at home. Grayson rocks and I am happy to have my son there. Cyndi

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
This was my sons first year at GHS and I did not care too much for most of his teachers. They send home progress reports all year long but I have not a PTA meeting with any of his teachers and I have 2 other kids in Gwinnett school and have been in 4 times this year. I have not received a report card for my son and dont even know if they give them out. I just go by the progress reports to see how he is doing. The teachers dont seem to care much about teaching the kids they just go through the motions. Dont like the school at all.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2006
I am disappointed with Grayson High School. Their academic program is very poor and their teachers and administrators impress upon parents and student poor attitudes. The administrators are not visible and tend to focus on discipline and not enough on academics. They are bias and lack the knowledge in dealing with diversity. When one visit the school you can clearly see that you are in a processing center which is not connected to the students. Sadly, parents do not work together to voice the issues that need addressing. There needs to be a change! Many parent are simply relocating instead of choosing to take a stand.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 06, 2006
I currently have a child attending GHS. I have been disappointed in the school both academically and athletically. There is a lack of trust between parents and the Administration. The Administrators need to be more visible to the students and public. Given a choice, I'd go elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2005
The teaching quality is great for the most part. There is the occasional teacher with a bad attitude, but it's like that at every school. Barely anybody knows who the administrators are, and that says alot. They care so much about suspending people and taking care of discipline, that that is all they are connected to. I would not be surprised if half of the school didn't know our principals name. Another problem with the discipline is that it seems that alot of people are getting suspended for overly long periods of time for a simple fight. I'm not saying that people should not get into trouble, but they treat them like criminals. They're not helping students by sending them away. They are also seemingly partial against the black students. The only good thing about the school is the(when compared to others) drama-free environment. - a ghs senior

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2005
I am current student at grayson high school. I can say some of the negative things that have been said are very true. I have encountered many times that the adminstration is so concentrated on disciplin that it can hurt the value of a good education. I can also say that they are less fights here because of the adminstration hard displine. I do think that the principle could make more apperences around the school so that they students could learn who he is. The old principle was here when I was freshman and he was always around doing something to make the school better, but this one could do a little bit more to encourage more school spirit and I want the pep rallies back it made stundents teachers and the whole swchool come together better than it is now. We need more school unity. More knowing of who people.

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2005
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- submitted by a student
September 15, 2005
I am a current student at Grayson high school and most of the negative things people are saying about the school is true the staff is way too strict i mean I have seen people get in trouble for wearing all matching colors and other stupid things. Even though I do not like the school I have not been to any other high schools. I used to think it was only me but before I got to this site I thought I was the only one who belived that athletes got special treatment. Many of the coaches at our schools are teachers who will give football players special treatment like turning in homework assignments late. Not many people have school spirit lots of people hate this school and complain about it every single day. The principal and other staff members are rarley involved and I just met the pricipal after 2 years.

- submitted by a student
August 03, 2005
My experience with GHS has not been a pleasant one. One child graduated this year and unfortunately another will be entering. There is undoubtly a strong connection between WHO you are and HOW YOU ARE TREATED. If you are or have a connection with an adminstrator, Football player, Cheerleader, or other well known character, you will receive exceptional treatment. Otherwise, you will probably find yourself running into wall after wall. Parent involvement is limited: Not because of a lack of interest, but because only the select group of people listed above are actually viewed as useful or important in this schools' community. We're holding out hope for more well rounded teachers, and capable strong adminstrators. Best of luck to those entering the GHS area! -21 year resident

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
Well, frankly I do not care for most of the teachers at the school. I am extremely glad that my kids have graduated and I do not have to go through it anymore. The academic programs are lacking alot. As far as parent involvement, well if the teachers will let you get involved you are lucky. I agree w/some of the other comments about the dicipline, they stress it to much when they should be teaching. And what ever happened to reading, writing and arithmatic? My kids were given some of the most stupid projects to do. I still have no clue what the learning experience was suppose to be. All I know is that I spent so much money while my kids attended Grayson. Everytime I turned around they wanted money. I would not reccommend the school at all.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2005
I'm a senior and I've been going to Grayson since 10th grade. I think that Grayson is a much better school than most in Georgia but I have to admit that their rules are extremely overbearing and a lot of times, unneccesary. Grayson puts a lot of emphasis on discipline when they probably should consider it's students' education more. A simple fight can get a student expelled and sadly, more so Black students. I think that Grayson should give students more of a chance. Otherwise I think that it's a good school.

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 10, 2005
Though the school is strict, it is at a very good quality. I personally think that every teacher teaches at the appropriate level. They do care sincerely about their students' grades. First parents whom are dissatisfied, most likely it is not the teachers fault about your student's lack of mental capacity. If they are to push themself they might actually enjoy school. Don't blame a school for a students lack of interest or a poor parental figure.

- submitted by a student
January 20, 2005
As a student of GHS I always complain about it. But I would do the same thing with any other school I went to. This school is be far the best in the state!! The staff really cares about the kids and we are all a big family! We don't have many fights and the school is sooo clean! We are a classy school! If you go to any other school, you will find them dirty, crowded, fighting going on in the halls, etc. At grayson you can walk alone and be fine and walk in groups with your friends and have fun! overall GRAYSON ROCKS!!! Anyone should be lucky to go here!

- submitted by a student
November 25, 2004
I am a senior at Grayson and I have attended that school since the 9th grade. Although the school is very strict I am happy to go to a school where I have counselors, teachers, and administrators that care about each and every one of the students. I don't care about not having Pep Rallies; b/c all the students do is sit there and look stupid instead of participating. And to the parents that think Grayson is a horrible school they can take their child to another school where they think they will be happier. But chances are when they change schools their child will still have something to complain about, trust me I'm a teenager and we always complain b/c we don't like authority. The only problem is that one day the principal walked in my class and everyone was like who is that? He needs to get involved.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2004
I could not believe all the negative reviews I have read here. I and more importantly my children love Grayson. All of there friends love this school. All I can think of is that maybe only the people whose children are not doing well or do not make friends easily are the only ones who give feed back. The teachers and counselors have all been very supportive. I get updates every week or two about how they are doing via email. I have called two different teachers when my daughters grades were slipping and I got help for her and she is doing great now. We came from another school and this is abount 1000% better. Maybe the other parents and kids just don't know how good they have it.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2004
As a student i find grayson to be a great school.if you like the fine arts we have some of the best teachers i have ever had. The teater has won 1st and 2nd place at state. Most of the teacher get ot know u and something aout you. The school is very safe adn i enjoy it. everyone can letter in soemign if you try .grayson is a great school.

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November 06, 2004
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October 30, 2004
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October 25, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 12, 2004
Grayson has been a hugh disappointment for our family, ew moved from the brookwood area just to be part of this new school. The administration spends little time on education, they think they have to play police officers, and our children have suffered greatly. The only students that receive any credit are the student athletes, and the students with parents working within the school. I am glad this will be our last year.Good luck to the rest of you! try brookwood, or south gwinnett, our oldest son graduated from south and loved his high school experience, my current senior at grayson didn't want a ring, hasn't even wanted to attend homecomings or prom, he is not even interested in his senior pictures! he moans everyday about the teachers and administration. In the last three years his migraine episodes have increased by 42%. Could there be a connection?

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October 11, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2004
I have a Sophomore at GHS and unless they play football or are a cheerleader they are highly overlooked. My daughter runs cross country and they get very little funds and are treated poorly. The teachers are not very good. They need to learn some teaching skills. If you are planning to move into this district, don't.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
I now have 2 at Grayson, a senior and a freshman. My kids do complain about the teachers-but hey, what's new? Every kid does! The consulers do leave a little to be desired, but when I have contacted any of them, I have received an immidiate response. There are plenty of extra cirricular activities, with sports being a high priority. There is a parking fee for juniors and seniors with mandatory drivers ed- which cost $235.00! The senior dues are high to me at $100.00. There is a new principal this year so things may change. All in all, Grayson is a good school-better than most.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2004
Grayson High School is very strict. I was happy to hear of all the rules and actions taken by the staff. That is until I noticed that they act like everyone is a prisoner. The students have no rights and are given no privlages. Every parent I have talked to tells me that their child believes it is a full out prision. There are a few good teachers but most are terrible. They do not care or want to help students stay on track. It is discouraging to see many children want to drop out due to this. I do not know why some of the teachers are even teaching. There are no pep rallies anymore, or any of the things we parents had in high school. There is no confidence in the students and no care for them. High school should be fun as well as hard work. I could go on.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
I would suggest that if you want your child to get a good education, do not send them to this school. They do have some good teachers, but the majority of the teachers are terrible, not only in their teaching skills, but they are unfair in the way that each student is treated. I would think twice about sending any child to this school. If you live in the area or are planning to move to the area, send them to South Gwinnett.

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May 20, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2004
I have one child at Grayson at this time and about my only complaint has been the fact that unless the child is a junior or senior then they are looked over if there is a possible problem. Examle being when a student is having problems with grades that will keep them from advancing or being able to reach their goals, they are just pushed aside and/or forgot about unless they are juniors or seniors. It is sad when a child gets to the point of wanting to quit school because they feel like there is nobody that cares enough to help. I am hoping that this will change very soon because I am going to have another child at Grayson next year and then another 2 years after that. The staff must realize that there are more kids there than just the juniors and seniors and that without the help of the staff some of these kids may not make it to be juniors and seniors.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2003
This is a very strict school. At first, I thought it was a great thing, but my children started complaining about the fact that there are so many rules. Also, the counselors gave me faulty information that ruined my daughters chances of getting into better classes, and when she went to meet with one of her counselors about college, she spent about 2 minutes talking to my daughter and then sent her away. Grayson sends so much time going over the rules with these kids, parents and students alike, start to resent it.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2003
I am not happy with this school. the children are not disciplined and always have too much homework!

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2003
I love Grayson! The leadership in the school is outstanding, and the teachers are always in contact with the parents.

- submitted by a former student
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Grayson High School
50 Hope Hollow Rd, Loganville, GA  30052
(770) 554-1071
Last modified Grayson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grayson High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 70 reviews. Top