Students enrolled 2197
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School leader Mr James Hedrick
Transportation options Yes
District Wake County Schools

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2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road
Cary, NC 27519

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4 stars
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July 19, 2013
My youngest child just graduated. Older children attended private high schools. Incoming parents, please note that although GH is a highly rated school, it is still a PUBLIC high school with 2200 students. Due to budgetary cuts, GH staff has been cut significantly since my child arrived in 9th grade. Take this into account when you interact with teachers and staff. My child had 2 lousy teachers, 2 outstanding teachers, and a bunch of pretty good ones. Counselors especially carry a huge workload. Your child may not get much attention until senior year when college applications are prepared. But they will get the help they need if you work with the staff politely and reasonably. Remember, if you want the same personal attention parents and students receive at Cary Academy, Cardinal Gibbons, and Ravenscroft, you'll have to pay for it.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
We are looking to move from Texas to the area and are deciding on schools. Any updated information?

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2012
For those moving to the triangle area, Green Hope is arguably the best public high school in the state for both academics and athletics. They just won the statewide Wells Fargo Cup (4A) for athletic excellence - and you can see here their academic ratings (top in this area). I will have two graduates soon and both have had great experiences at Green Hope.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2012
A good school is one with good teachers, good parents and good students. GHHS has all these three in place. So now it all depends on you (the student) how to make use of the available resources and in turn bring good name to GHHS. We are also planning to move to GHHS from CA.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
Hello I need help I am a student living in California right now and I am going to be a Freshman. Should I move to GHHS? Or not? And why? Help please!

- submitted by a community member
December 02, 2011
Mostly good teachers, but my daughter, who is a senior, has had some really bad ones, especially her chemistry teacher. Not too impressed with the principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2011
I have been impressed with Green Hope High School since arriving in Cary, North Carolina almost 4 years ago. As I now have both a rising Senior and an incoming Freshman, I can attest to the school's overall professionalism, academic acheivements and excellent services. The faculty at Green Hope is "top notch" and clearly dedicated to the students.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2011
I am a current student at GHHS, and I do agree with many of the other reviews that it is a decent school. Yet, there are still many unenthusiastic and honestly, depressing teachers that teach here. I would say out of my 16 teachers that I have had, so far six have been very good, while at least five have not only been incompetent in their subject, but refused to teach and where blatantly disrespectful and used biased grading with the students because they hated their jobs. Green hope is known for excellent test scores, but what most don't know is that there is a percentage of students that does so well that it inflates the average and poor students scores. The school does not look to improve their lower scoring students scores very often. If a student wants to succed in the top half of the class, a tutor outside of school is positively mandatory.The pressure and competition here is insane, while the school lacks any positive reinforcement or incentives to students, or even any inspiration. The student body knows that we are more well off than some i'n economically challenged areas, but that's no excuse for the poor education I feel I am still receiving.

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2010
This school is fantastic. Interesting teachers, great students. My son had a teacher that held AP History review in the evening for those who were taking the exam. This was on his own time. Great communication from the principal as well. It rivels any private school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
I attend Green Hope and in my opinion its the best school around. You really cant bash it for drugs/ alcohol or sex. Thats just all high schools. Even private school's its an issue. Its just kids being kids not the school's fault. They do come down very hard on anyone they catch. The school police officer is the best ive ever met and with some of the finest teacher's around. The kids are all pretty well behaved. At neighboring school Panther Creek 8 fights have been had since the year began. At green hope 2 have happened and none of the fighters had been hurt. The faculty had broken them up before they became serious. Its honestly a clean, strict, well run school

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2010
I'm a student currently attending Green Hope High School (Senior Year). Green Hope High School is an excellent school.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2010
The academics are pretty good, but the teachers definatly do not care about your kids (with a few exeptions) but I do not blame them, with the large class sizes. There is no school spirit and drugs and alcohol are rampant. However, there is a high graduation rate and most kids go to college. If you want your child to not be horribly bullied because of the clothes they wear, or get into alcohol/drugs/sex too early, be careful who their friends are, or even better, send them to private school.

- submitted by a student
November 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 31, 2009
The academics are fantastic and there is much diversity. Good environment for students to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Because it has really made independent thinkers of my grandkids -- and that's a good thing.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2009
It's a community of students, staff, parents, and volunteers who want all students to graduate on time, ready to realize their full potential.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2009
Green Hope HS cares about the mental health of their students! save the teens project will be there in 2010!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 12, 2009
Green Hope is a school of excellence! It meets the needs of all students

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Green Hope is a big school with a small town community feel. The teachers are more than helpful and truly care about the students. I have had only positive experiences when contacting a teacher with questions or concerns. GHHS also has one of the largest high school cross country teams in the nation, boasting over 225 runners! What a great message ot send teens ... you dont have to be the fastest runner to be on our team, you only have to believe in yourself and give 110% effort everyday. The coaching staff devotes so much of their time every afternoon and weekend and it is so appreciated. These are just a few reason why I beleive that GHHS should be voted Americas Favorite School. Elaine Mongno

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
GH meets the needs of all students...It also provides a great opportunity for my daughter to participate in Winterguard....finished 19th in WGI last year

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
Green Hope High has an amazing, comforting, and welcoming environment. Unlike other clique-driven schools, the students here have the courage to talk to, hang out with, and mingle with other students that aren't in their 'regular' group. I feel we aren't 'cliquey' because of the postive atmosphere many administrators, teachers, and some students try to put forth.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2009
I have had three children graduate from this school since it open in 1999. It is great. The children were well prepared for college, better than most. The teachers went above and beyond to help when needed and so did my children to do well. You can't beat it academically. Wonderful staff and leadership. Not noted for football yet.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 25, 2009
I have a student in Green Hope High.. Do not belive every rating, The school may rate a 10. But is the service you are getting from staff and pricipal a 10? conselor do not care, and do little or nothing to fix the problem. My daughter was so excited to go to Green hope High. She was so eager to learn, But when she was tease and called name and bullie by other students. I complaint make so many phone calls and visit the school.. nothing was done, my only option was to pull my daughter out of Green hope and now she is happy at her new school, I see her smile again without tear in her eyes everyday. Be aware you are not going to get any help from the conselor or assistant principal maybe a phone called they not sure when investigation will be over.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2009
I am a little disappointed with the counselors and administration. This is our first year here and our first year with the block type of classes. I have really had to struggle and put in a lot of unnecessary effort to get any help or input. There are so many newcomers; someone should put a program in place to 'show us the ropes.' This could have gone much more smoothly for our whole family if only someone could have shown us the way.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2009
This is a great school. Many fine teachers, counselors who work with you, administration that cares about students, and staff that is over-worked and underpaid. I have been witness to irate parents acting childish and the staff handling it with dignity. GHHS is not perfect, but try to do what they do with the limited resources and being undermanned. Kudos to them!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 18, 2009
Do not expect administration to go outside the status quo and overexert to help your children. Some teachers are wonderful and dedicated. Counselors will not make effort to even know your kid's names - they will read your kid's file may be 2 minutes before a meeting. Profound overhaul of administration is what GHHS needs.

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January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
This is a great school for me to go to, with the classes they offer, the great quality of the school equipment, awesome teachers, and a variety of extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 08, 2009
We relocated from New york. Due to the high standand we hear about the school, We enrolled my daughter. The first months my daughter became the victim of bullie. Spoke to several team member of the school. They did little or nothing.The school is not want expected to be, The aministration at the front desk unfriendly. Principal do not do anything to solved the problem. And with all the new students relocated from different zone. are making the area and school not so great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2008
Terrific High School- Have one graduate and 2 currently in the school. We spent 9 years in private school.This school has very high standards and excellent teachers; administration and counselors, who keep order over 2200+ kids.These kids don't get away with much. If you keep your high schooler on a Honors Track with a of couple AP courses- they will complete one of the best Private/Public education available. I have an advanced degree from Duke, so I look for a very high quality educational experience.The Guidance Couselors , teachers and adminisration go out of their way to help if you ask. Make sure you go in, meet them with your student- be involved.I have gotten much more responsiveness, timely help and advice from this school than our private schools.I don't know how they do it with this many kids, but they do!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2008
Great school,teachers are great. Staff is wonderful. they have alot to offer

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 20, 2008
I did not realize how great Green Hope was until I graduated. When I went off to college I was nervous about being able to keep up. However, I soon realized that I had a great advantage over the other students. The education I got from Green Hope instantly put me at top of my class at a University. Having that sort of education made the transition much smoother for me.

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October 22, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 27, 2006
Need administration and support staff that acknowledge people when they enter the building. Very unfriendly and uncaring. Green Hope lacks leadership in the new principal. No one seems to care about the new students getting what they need. Registration is a nightmare...mass confusion. The principal needs to get the drug and alcohol problem under control. Teachers are good and seem to communicate better than the administration. Athletic dept needs to add JV and freshman teams to other sports.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2006
I've had 3 kids graduate from Green Hope. Green Hope provides a first class education for those students who want to take advantage of it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2005
Due to family relocations, we have experience with Private, Public and Home Schooling. Green Hope High School far exceeded all others. It met our needs by providing upper level academic coursework, a good music program and a safe environment. As a result, our student was accepted to a top univiersity.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2005
it is a great school and it has a great football team and a great art program.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2003
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August 19, 2003
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Green Hope High
2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary, NC  27519
(919) 380-3700
Last modified Green Hope High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Green Hope High Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews.