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.
We are looking to move from Texas to the area and are deciding on schools. Any updated information?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I'm a student currently attending Green Hope High School (Senior Year). Green Hope High School is an excellent school.
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.
The academics are fantastic and there is much diversity. Good environment for students to learn!
Because it has really made independent thinkers of my grandkids -- and that's a good thing.
It's a community of students, staff, parents, and volunteers who want all students to graduate on time, ready to realize their full potential.
Green Hope HS cares about the mental health of their students! save the teens project will be there in 2010!
Green Hope is a school of excellence! It meets the needs of all students
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
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
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.
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