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Grace King High School

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Posted July 27, 2014

Assistant Principal Suzan Serigny should resign as she is the single worst administrator I have ever worked under. She overly identifies with problem students who cause a lot of disciplinary problems and actively backs them up as they give staff and other students a hard time. I was a new teacher working under Serigny and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. Serigny was extremely abrasive and offensive in a way that was completely unprofessional. She is a disgrace to her profession and should go into a new line of work
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 25, 2014

I'm A Freshman At Grace King High School The Student Body Is Amazing The Teachers Teach You So You Can Get The Lessons My First Thought Was I'm Going To Be Bored Out Of My Mind. Now I Love Getting Out Of Bed To Go To School. The School Spirit They Have Is Outstanding. The Rules They Have Are Really Crazy But It's Teaching Us How To Be Responsible Adults ,and When 20 Years go By You'll Say I'm Glad We Had Those Rules. If I Was A Parent I'll Send My Child To Grace King Also
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2013

I'm a freshman at Grace King, and this school...well, this school is alright. I have found that the educational amounting of Grace King exceeds my expectations in some points (The Geometry courses are sipmly amazing!) but also lack in others (Creative writing: No creativity whatsoever.). Being in the advanced classes, I still do not feel like I am doing my highest possible range of work, but that's what the school gives us. As for students, Grace King is a great enviroment. When I first showed up, I was really scared, because I didn't have the best experiances with school the past few years. But the student body really accepted me, and I have lots of friends all over the grades. The Seniors are very helpful! The school is lacking in a good Band Program, but is working hard to get up to highschool level. The Band room, to our dismay, is the only room that hasn't been renovated. We also lack in support for our Girls Soccer team. Altogether, Grace King is a wonderful school! There's so much to do, and if you play your cards right, you can have a lot of fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2013

I'm new to this school. I came from bonnabel high. My first few weeks were ok . Then people started to mess with me. The other day a guy him me .(I'm a girl). I'm new and no one knows me and everyone knows him bc he's "popular" . So they all said he didn't hit me . I got in trouble for him hitting me . Since then I been bullied everyday and it's still going on. I got to the point were I HAVE to be taking out of this school and be online schooled bc I can't deal with bullied and me getting in trouble for what they did. Also you can barely learn everyday the teachers teach something new, they think you can learn all that stuff in 90 mins. If I were you I wouldn't send your kid here .


Posted August 20, 2013

Perfect! Everyone is nice there, the block schedule works perfect, there's only 20-25 students in a class, a lot of teachers, a safe school, good environment, a clean campus, it's just a great school overall! If you live in this district, SEND THEM HERE! It's perfect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2012

The principal at this school, Meg Griffon is horrible with the school. She tries to run the school with an iron fist, but that has only made the students hate going to school, and one teacher even stated to me that they are all too intimidated to go to the principal with any opinion other than hers for fear of being fired! She has also had no parent involvement whatsoever since she's been assigned as principal. She claims she has an open door policy, but this is simply not true! Her assistant principal has been much more helpful towards both the parents and the students than Mrs. Griffon has ever been!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2011

I graduated in 2010 and I miss every bit of high school! Those 4 years were so much fun! I enjoyed the classes, the teachers, the extracurricular activities (mainly JROTC), and the overall environment! I wish that I could do it all over again - Bissonet, Meisler, and Grace King!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

I graduated from G.K. back in 1973 when it was all girls and brand new
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I love this skool, It has so much spirit. I went their for half of my 9th grade year, and I been wanted 2 go back every since. John Ehret is the worst school that has every been build.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2010

Grace King High School is probably the best public high school in the area and deserves to be recognized. As a current senior, I think King offers a great amount of advanced classes (AP, Gifted, & Honors) which really prepare the students who challenge themselves to take these courses for college and beyond. Teachers are always willing to help or tutor those who are struggling, too. Also, we have an enormous amount of extracurricular options available, from the state award-winning Newspaper the Irish Eyes and the five-board student council system to JROTC, Mu Alpha Theta Math Club, Engineering Club, Key Club, 4-H, French Club, National Honor Society, the Shillelagh yearbook, Black History Club, and so many more! We have students who particpate, are kind to others, and staff and administration that are very good at what they do. I'm so glad I went here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2009

I am a recent student of Grace King and personally I think it is a very good and progressive school. They gave out laptops to the freshman students and will continue to give them out to the whole school throughout the years.I am a freshman at this school and I am in Grace King's ROTC activity. The class has a little bit of dicipline but not a lot but all the other activities seem promising.The dicipline at this school is quite acceptable now.They do not get on you as much as they used to from what I heard about last years.I agree that this is the best school your child can go to out of all the schools in Jefferson Parish.It has even won awards.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2008

It is my opinion that Grace King is the best Public High School around. The administration is top quality and provide a very safe environment for my son. We transferred from a private school (which my daughter still attends) my son was not happy there and has flourished at King. Both his father and I are of Grace Kings first Co-Ed graduating class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Well i have to say grace king is a good school but ans this is a big but the discpline is bad at this school what i mean by this is the admistion cares more about your uniforms then the kids learning i should know i gradued from this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2008

I graduated Grace King in 2004 and was very active in my school as I participated in yearbook, leadership, executive board, wrestling, drama, and art throughout my time at GK. I now attend LSU and feel that I was well prepared for college. There are great teachers and the students were wonderful. The only problems I had with Grace King come from the administration and the mission statement of the school. Counselors don't prepare students for college nor do they counsel. There uniform policy does not cohere to there mission statement. I suggest reading both before enrolling your child. GK mission statement: 'The Mission of our school community is to foster democratic values, to prepare students for everyday life, and to promote an intellectual, moral, social, safe, nurturing environment which is conducive to educational success for all students.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

My daughter is a freshman in honor/gifted classes, and from what i know of the other public high schools in Jefferson Parish, Grace King is the best in the parish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

Grace king is the best public high school in the region. If you can't afford a private school Grace king would be your best bet. Its a great acadamic school. Grace king has won won the national competition for 'we the people' for the last two years. Its also a good school for athletes. In 2007 Jake Hadley broke the state record in the 300meter hurdles and was the state champion in the 300eter hurdles. Grace king Rocks
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2007

Most of the teachers do not go out of their way to help the students. The teachers forget that they are supposed to be there for the children. All children can learn -some just need to be taught in a different way. I was told that my child gets ignored because the teacher was too busy with the aggressive kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2006

I graduated in 2006. This is the best school in High School in Jefferson Parish. We win everything from newspaper competitons to we the people. I guarantee your child will succeed if you send them to Grace King.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 27, 2005

I must say that Grace King is one of the most outstanding schools in our area. The teachers are wonderful and the staff is supporting and willing to help in time of need. The students get along wonderfully and the school is a fun and a safe place to go to school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2005

I was a sophmore at GK before the hurricane and I am so sad that I won't be going back probably until my senior year. school just started on August 22th and I was so excited to be back. I was going to join clubs and I was looking forward to being a cheerleader. But the scools quality was excellent. There were great, dedicated teachers and the disciplinarians were not a joke. They made sure that the rules at this school were followed. We had great academic programs and we had a wonderful baseball team. Whenever Grace King is back up and running I'll be the first student back.
—Submitted by a student


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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 64% in 2010.

275 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

271 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
22%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
37%
English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
24%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 36% 47%
Hispanic 29% 4%
Black 23% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Meg Griffon
Fax number
  • (504) 888-2082

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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4301 Grace King Place
Metairie, LA 70002
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