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Graham High

Public | 9-12 | 784 students

 

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Posted December 18, 2013

Mr. Defelice, horrible principal. I was a student there in late 2009. I was in the office with a referral and my lunch bell rang, so I was going. They could not deny me that privilege, also seeing how no one was gonna bring it to me. On my way there Mr. Defelice was getting students into the cafeteria. I continue walking, he stood me, "where are you going?" I answered, "To get my lunch and go back to the office". I was told I could not get lunch. My response, "watch me". He then grabs meby my shirt and slams me into the wall. Not sure if he is still there, but a school that would allow that, then expelling the student for punching him should never be operable. Go at your own risk.


Posted September 16, 2009

All of my children went to Graham High School. My son graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, my daughter graduated from UNC-Greensboro undegraduate and a Masters in Higher Education-Administration, and my last child, a daughter is in the 10th grade, expecting to go to the NC School of Math and Science to someday be a Pharmacist. What more could a parent ask..... priceless!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

Graham High School is a great school!! It has the feel of a small country school but is definitely influenced by its proximity to big cities along the interstate. They have a staff who tries hard and is willing to work with the students. The principal has been with the school for several years as an assistant principal to start, and knows the students pretty well. It may not be perfect, but I think it's getting back on track. Mr. Defelice works hard and is fair. I truly believe he wants all the students to be successful at Graham. As a former graduate and now parent I like what is happening. The athletics and fine arts programs aren't bad either!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

The school is great but not perfect. It is a place where everyone is accepted for who they are no matter what, although there are quite a few trouble makers and drug dealers within the school but as long as your child keeps the right group of friends they should have no problems what so ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2007

Graham High School is a great school the students are great and the teachers are even better. the principal is a great human being and a great disciplinarian. He is a fine candidate for the job. the teachers are some of the best in the state. they are young but they know how to get the job done. they do their best every day and they make sure the students know the material. Graham is not just an academic school, they have some exceptional athletic teams and coaches. they went to the state playoffs in almost all of the sports including football, baseball, basketball, softball, and track and field. I would recommend GHS to all parents and students
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2004

This is an excellent school and wish all to join but if you are in for the band I would suggest going to Southern but this school is excellent.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
-5%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

204 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

179 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students-5%
Female-5%
Male-5%
Black-5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic-5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged-5%
Not economically disadvantaged-5%
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students6%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant-5%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students29%
Female28%
Male31%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students34%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically gifted83%

English II

All Students35%
Female37%
Male35%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students40%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 36% 14%
Black 33% 26%
White 28% 52%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Charlotte Holmes
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (336) 570-6446

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
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903 Trollinger Road
Graham, NC 27253
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Phone: (336) 570-6440

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