Nothing special. Grades are reflective of the student population (Asian), not the teaching. Outside of the high achieving kids, it is a typical HS filled with entitled kids, drinking and drugs. Families should not buy into the hype of GHHS being a top tier institution.
My son just graduated this weekend and he loved this school!! We are the minority in this area and he's never had a bad moment and never been bullied or picked on. He absolutely LOOVED Principal Summers!! He said out of his 13 years of school, she was the only principal that he felt cared about the students. She is very involved and talked to them not at them. I hope she stays that way. Green Hope is THE BEST SCHOOL in North Carolina!
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.
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.