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8-12
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Independence, VA
Students enrolled: 753
 

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P.O. Box 828
Independence, VA 24348

(276) 773-2131
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November 12, 2014
I graduated in 2004. My experiences at GCHS prepared me for the outside world and my career in the military. I currently live in a large city in Florida. After graduating from a school like GCHS and living where i'm at now, I think GCHS is a safe and nurturing environment that fosters learning. At most, kids drinking at football games and other adolescent behaviors were the main concern. Compare that to to the Orlando-Orange County public school system with gangs, homicides, and children getting raped in the bathroom. Don't take the faculty, SMALL class sizes ( you don't know crowded until you've lived in a city-100+ kids in a class) or relatively safe location for granted. Every school has its blemishes, but I honestly couldn't have asked for a better high school experience or education.

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 21, 2008
Given the fact that my autistic son has just started there, it's okay. I'm not happy with his IEP. He does not recieve the help we have been promised for him. Of course this is more the districts fault than the school. But it's policy on bullying leaves alot to be desired. Sports seem to be what keeps this school running as they have a long history of sports support rather than academic support. Go figure.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2008
I went to school there up until this past year and its not at all that bad of a school. It's made best with what it gets from the state and just now getting a good Board Director. Sure lunch isn't that great but once again its all in the budget. I've had my own problems with bullys, but it's school and most teachers dont put up with it. And class sizes are a bit to large and I know that many plans are in the works for expanding the school. But once again its all up to state funding. I'd send my kids to GCHS in a heartbeat before I sent them to Galax or Carroll.

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2008
Ok. There is some truth to the other reviews but not entirely. I went to this school, and it is not as bad as parents are making it out to be. First of all, yeah there may be bullying and things to that nature, but what school doesn't have problems. GCHS is lucky that it isn't a huge school in the city where terrible things happen. It absolutely is not the worst school in the Twin Counties! The cafeteria's food is not the best, but it isn't the worst either. Teacher/Parent involvement is a little weak, but that could be fixed!

- submitted by a community member
February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 18, 2007
Teachers are apathetic, will not contact parents when asked. The school district does nothing to foster parent involvement. You only get to meet the teachers they day schedules are given out. If you can find them, and no other oppportunities are given after school starts. The district relies on the computer class to keep their web site updated, so guess what...no updates during the summer,. you have to guess the schedule. They dont know how to include make up days in the calendar, instead they take away holiday time from parents. can't plan to go out of town because it may be a make up day, refuse to use Saturday make ups. Your in the mountains, there will be snow. Does not prepare for college.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2005
To many kids in one school, no room, no time to eat lunch. And speaking of school food it's the worst i've ever seen, i mean bag milk (soy) for that matter. I remember the milk (real milk, in cartons) was probably the best thing about lunch in my day. But the main thing is too many kids in one school! no room, to much for one teacher a class!

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May 16, 2005
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August 09, 2004
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Grayson County High School
P.O. Box 828, Independence, VA  24348
(276) 773-2131
Last modified Grayson County High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grayson County High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top