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Gray Stone Day School

Charter | 9-12 | 374 students

 
 

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2012:
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Posted November 27, 2013

I feel that Gray Stone isn't all it's crack up to be. The "principal" is not qualified for her job and many of the teachers are lost with no instruction of what they can and cannot do. I feel there is a hazing process for the freshman to weed them out. My child did not have any difficulty with the school, in fact made great grades. It has definitely fallen below my expectations on the academic, social and athletic needs of my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

Gray Stone is very overrated. I am a parent with a doctorate in Education. Charter schools do not have to hire certified teachers. So, they have their share of "loose cannons" who think rigor is piling on the busy work. There is no real attempt to educate students who struggle; they eliminate them, sending them back to their home schools. Their administration is unqualified. Parents with concerns have to endure their child being "attacked" before they looked into the matter. They build a case against the student and bring to the conference misleading grades and assignments that were given low marks in an effort to prove the fault is not theirs. It is a very adult-centered place. Sure, those whose parents donate large sums of money do not encounter these problems, or if you have political ties with the chief administrator, but many students are eliminated by teachers and administrators who do not have state certification or the education required of educational leaders at other schools. They are very dangerous, often scarring the kids they eliminate in their quest to be a legitimate, elite school. Be very aware of this before you agree to enroll.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

Gray Stone is a place where the teachers compete with each other to be difficult. They pride themselves in giving low grades. Since many colleges do not know anything about Gray Stone, it actually has hurt me trying to get into college. Most of the kids here would have scored high on the tests when they enrolled as freshmen--but they claim the scores as something they did. About a third of the students do not make it to graduation. A nearby principal told me that they target weak students and advise them to return to their home schools before it is smart to do so, causing them not to graduate on time. Teachers and administrators bully these students. There are some good teachers there, but the number of them is shrinking; most of the teachers are sarcastic bullies. They target the weak students, getting them to leave. The students make fun of the principals because they are clueless. They are also about making a profit-charging students 35 cents for a copy. They do not provide all students transportation to athletic events. They have the money for buses, but they ask students to drive other students and they don't pay for gas. I wish I had not come here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2012

My son is about to begin his 3rd year at Gray Stone. He loves it. It is easy to fit in there for an introverted person since the school is relatively small. He wishes for more academic challenge but feels the academic level there far exceeds other public schools in this area. Most of the teachers are excellent. Behavioral problems are not an issue here and the rules are reasonable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

I am a student at Graystone and before I started I was unsure of where I wanted to go to high school. I went to shadow a freshman for one day when I was in eight grade and liked it. So, if you are a student or parent of a student considering Graystone, ask about shadowing for a day to get the feel of an average day. *Shadowing is when you go to Graystone for a day and follow a freshman around to see what the classes, teachers, and other peers are like.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

Gray Stone is an academically focused, challenging environment geared specifically to preparing students for college success. They employ a talented, dedicated group of qualified, passionate teachers. Plan for your child to work hard!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

My niece has attended this school for the past 3 years. She is a very bright young lady, and has been continually challenged during her high school years. I know that Gray Stone has prepped her for an amazing life. Thank you!


Posted May 3, 2007

Excellent academic in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, highly recommended
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
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

Writing

All Students92%
Female>95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students93%
Proficient in English92%
Academically gifted>95%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%
Algebra II

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Civics and Economics

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
English I

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
English II

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
Physical Science

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

2011

 
 
n/a
United States History

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>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.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students68%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students68%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Academically giftedn/a
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
White 90% 52%
Asian 4% 3%
Black 2% 26%
Hispanic 2% 14%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian 0% 1%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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