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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Graves County High School is an above average, public school located in Mayfield, KY. It has 1,281 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
1220 Eagles Way
Mayfield, KY 42066
Telephone
(270) 328-6242
Website
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Graves County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
174 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$40,369
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$634
National
$949
Median Home Value
$95,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Battle of the Birds (major football game)
    44%
  • Pep rallies
    26%
  • Senior festivities
    12%
  • Performaces
    9%
  • Prom
    6%
  • Breakfast break
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,281
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,384
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.7%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,215/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Grant County High School is a great school for getting further ahead to be College and Career Ready. They have an outstanding Project Lead The Way program for getting students career ready in many programs including business, engineering, welding, auto-mechanics, and biomedical sciences. The Administration are well organized and very helpful with their students and offer great advice for furthering education. Out of all of the schools in the district, I highly recommend pursing Grant County as your High School.
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Graves County High School is adequate in terms of educational standards. Some teachers are phenomenal, while some barely scrape by as mediocre. This causes the class experience to be a lot of "up and down" while the most emphasis is put on sports. Academic extracurriculars will never take precedence over sports due to what the school chooses to put first. I feel that administrative staff cares very little for the personal well-being of students, while non-counseling members of the teaching staff care more than actual counselors do. There is little diversity in this small-town American high school.
Graves County High School is an ultimately average school with some teachers seeming distinctly more qualified than others. College is a topic I wish could be more stressed in this school but not by merely saying "College is important" but by going in depth, reviewing scholarship websites, working to make ILP surveys something that students feel they can really use to identify themselves and who they may become.