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9-12
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Metairie, LA
Students enrolled: 1,160

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4301 Grace King Place
Metairie, LA 70002

(504) 888-7334
(504) 888-2082
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October 22, 2014
I'm a Senior of Grace King , Class of 2015 , Grace King taught me so many things that's I've never knew , Its a blessing to wake up every Morning to come to school . The teachers are there for you thick and thin Im very proud of my school because we work very hard to make things happen at Grace king Some of the rules may be unfair , but we know how to suck it up and move on . Any parents looking for a high school to bring there child send them to Grace King .

- submitted by a community member
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
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
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
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 .

- submitted by a community member
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
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
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
no rating October 13, 2010
I graduated from G.K. back in 1973 when it was all girls and brand new

- submitted by a parent
no rating 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
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
August 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 04, 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
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
no rating 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
February 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 04, 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
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
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
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
October 06, 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
May 25, 2006
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- submitted by a student
December 23, 2005
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- submitted by a student
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
October 07, 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
September 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
September 09, 2005
I am a senior at gk this year, and i absolutly love it. the teachers are awesome and are very involved. the only thing i do not like is the way they handle our shirt not being tucked in and our earings being too long or larger than a quarter .

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2005
I attend Grace King and i believe that the class selection is limited but the majority of the teachers are top notch. The discipline issue is ridiculous. I myself have been punished, i was made to miss classes, for an un-tucked shirt or the wrong color socks.

- submitted by a student
August 30, 2005
Grace King is actually a pretty great school considering the district that we're in. Its flawed in its discipline system; such as giving a suspension for an un-tucked shirt, that is unheard of but its an extremely safe and cozy environment where your teachers know you personally.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 08, 2005
Grace King is a pretty good school, however, the rules over sock color and how many bracelets you can wear on your arm are ridiculous. The extracurricular activities are good and majority of the teachers are fabulous, most are very helpful and caring of student's needs, but there are a select few that don't seem to be that way. Also, administrators seem to care more about discipline rather than education. To sit in the discipline office for 2 class periods for the wrong color shoelaces is pathetic. If you send your child to GK, expect a great education but a terrible discipline record for things such as 'shirt not tucked in, blue socks, three bracelets on one arm, or earrings bigger than a quarter.'

- submitted by a former student
May 20, 2005
I am an 05 graduate from king. Teachers are for the most part awesome and student friendly. Administration is way overboard. Uniform started off for safety reasons but they took it so overboard that instead of worrying about other things like kids about to fight or guns in school they are too busy walking around looking for violations.

- submitted by a former student
May 17, 2005
Let there be no doubt that Grace King is the best public high school academically. Discipline wise its okay but the disciplinarians are harassing and hazy. They get you for every little thing. If they find nothing wrong with you they will change the rules and get you in trouble for 'your belt not being tight enough!' I think this matter should be brought to the school board because people's records get smeared over absurd things.

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 25, 2005
I am a 2004 graduate of Grace King and I would say it is one of the top schools in parish. We even had kids from New Orleans to attend our school, they felt they had a better chance at King. Like most I would say discipline is very overboard, out of control. They look for the color of your shoe laces to the sizes of girls earrings. They are showing self-expression and the only one being to be distracted is them. Education at King is outstanding and all the teacher really care about each and every student. Extracurricular activities are in a struggle right now, the only winning sports I think are volleyball and baseball. the flag team is becoming a dominant force. They need coaches there to get the job done. King is a good choice for your child.

- submitted by a former student
January 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2004
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- submitted by a student
August 27, 2004
The front office staff is not people-friendly or quality. You hardly ever see anyone smiling. Negative environment turns me away from volunteering/involvement. My two daughters attending, send me tales of coldhearted responses from counselers. Many teachers okay, some amazing, some bad. Excellent extracurricular activities. Discipline for them is horrible, as they say students get stopped on everything and are ignored in their own newspaper. Eldest daughter gives warning that Gk is only in it for the achievement medal.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2004
Grace King is an excellent school. My first son graduated from GK in 2004 and was accepted at the nation's top colleges including a couple of ivy leagues. My second son is currently attending GK and is also doing very well. This was only due to the standard of education that the school provided, the quality of the teachers and their commitment towards the students, and the courses and activities available to the children. As a parent I don t feel GK is wrong in enforcing the rules on uniforms, as this is part of the process to bring discipline into school. I feel that school uniform does not prevent a student from expressing his individualism (as this can be expressed after school and during weekends) but helps children focus on education rather than the daily pressures of what they should wear and what opinion others might draw from their attire.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2004
My son has attended GK for one year and overall it is a decent school that he enjoys but I must agree the concern over shoelace color, etc. is quite overboard. It's sad when an otherwise good student/child is punished for something so trivial.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2004
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- submitted by a student
June 16, 2004
My daughter will be graduating from GK this upcoming year. It is an excellent school academically but they are too concerned about the exact color of slacks or sweatshirt. Instead of giving detentions for the 'wrong' shade of khaki, the staff ought to be more concerned about the disciplinary aspects. Overall, the teachers are well-qualified and the staff is nice. Grace King is the best public school in this area (Jefferson Parish). I am happy to know GK takes part in the D.E. Program (which my daughter will be doing this year).

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
Excellent School - Teachers are always available to talk to parents. Good discipline. Lots of extracurricular activities. I have two sons going to school at GK and my wife and I are active volunteers, we get to see a lot of what goes on in the school and we are very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
The administration is too concerned with petty things rather than the students education and safety. The sock, sweat shirt, and shoe lace colors should not be that important, afterall most students go the public school because they financially can not afford a private school.

- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2004
Grace King is an ok school. The administration should be more concerned with education and less concerned with shoelace color though. Some of the policies there are just stupid but if you can't afford a private school then Grace King is probably the best choice.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2003
I think the school is overall a good school until your child runs into a problem. They act like teachers are not capable of telling a lie and the student doesn't have an honest chance. Once the teacher speaks, his/her word is law.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2003
I am not a parent, but a recent graduate from GK. It is the worst school I have ever attended. If you are serious about your child's education, do not ever send him/her to GK, nor to any public high school around New Orleans except Ben Franklin. Ben Franklin might be the only place that he/she can get something out of. Don't go to GK. It is as bad as you can imagin it to be.

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2003
After doing some research I found out that Grace King is one of the best public high schools in the city. I took my daughter out of a Catholic high school and she now attends Grace King, I have no regrets and neither does she. Great teachers and a helpful staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Great school, all of my teachers helped me make the best of what I have become now. Because of it's disciplinary system, I felt safe going to King. Attending Grace King High School has probably been the best four years of my life.

- submitted by a former student
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Grace King High School
4301 Grace King Place, Metairie, LA  70002
(504) 888-7334
Last modified Grace King High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grace King High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top