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Grayson High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted December 5, 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


Posted September 16, 2009

Good teachers, Hardly anyfights, fun classes! Awesome students =D ^-^
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 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.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 2, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted January 9, 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.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted 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
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 1, 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


Posted February 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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.

626 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

617 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

623 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

624 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

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.

524 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

702 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Algebra I

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

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American Literature

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

572 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

727 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Coordinate Algebra

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

730 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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

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82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
90%
Integrated Math II

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

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
73%
Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

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

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
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
White 47% 44%
Black 38% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • David Hopson
Fax number
  • (770) 554-1074

Resources

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Transportation options
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

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Music
  • Band
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50 Hope Hollow Rd
Loganville, GA 30052
Phone: (770) 554-1071

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