Graves County High School
- MAYFIELD, KY
grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B
- Diversitygrade C+
- Teachersgrade B
- College Prepgrade B minus
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C
- Health & Safetygrade C
- Administrationgrade C minus
- Sportsgrade B
- Foodgrade C
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C
Graves County High School is a public school located in MAYFIELD, KY. It has 1,179 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
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Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
82%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 11 responses
73%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 11 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
- Battle of the Birds (major football game)43%
- Pep rallies26%
- Senior festivities14%
- Breakfast break3%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
83%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
89%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses
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Teachers in First/Second Year
74%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 23 responses
74%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 23 responses
74%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 23 responses
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Expenses Per Student
$9,968 / year
91%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 23 responses
39%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 23 responses
83%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 23 responses
Graves County High School Reviews
Rating 3.73 out of 5 181 reviews
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My experience at GCHS has been wonderful! The staff are generous and desire to watch their students thrive. If I were to change anything about the school, it would be the communication between administration and the students. It is very difficult to understand how to apply for scholarships or know what we need to accomplish throughout our time there. The requirements change almost annually considering graduation requirements, honors, and an abundance of other things. It is absolutely frustrating.
The school is not bad, but not great. We have great options for career pathways and the best teachers for that, but the science department is not the best program. Math has one extraordinary teacher, but everyone else is just average. The school itself is falling apart, when it rains the ceilings begin to leak terribly. The faculty allowed only a small amount of school spirit because it is difficult to have fun with the school spirit theme rules. Graves County does however have a very diverse and accepting school, making school be a safe place to come to.
As a student, I'd say GCHS is an overall pretty good school. Most teachers are willing to help their students maintain good grades outside of class, and there are usually plenty of excellent students that go through this school every year. However, there's still ton of room for improvement in academics, especially in the STEM classes. Specifically, most science classes such as biology and chemistry. These classes tend to have outdated equipment or resources too old to be used properly in the classroom (such as decades old microscope slides of microorganisms). Sports certainly have a much greater focus here than the Fine Arts, and there have even been a few occasions wherein the Fine Arts department borrowed money from the Sports department for supplies. In other words, don't expect an excellent, encouraging, or well-funded artistic education.