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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Gray Collegiate Academy is an above average, public, charter school located in West Columbia, SC. It has 446 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 41 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Gray Collegiate Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1100
61 responses
Average ACT
21
17 responses
AP Enrollment
0%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$53,922
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,200
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • prom
    29%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Sports
    21%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
446
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
41:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

Gray Collegiate Academy Reviews

33 reviews
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Gray Collegiate Academy is a smaller high school. I feel you get the attention you need in the classroom. Our teachers go out of their way to help! For a small 2-A school, our sports have a good success rate. As we grow, I hope we can get our own stadium with high-tech scoreboard. The administration is always present in the hallways and actually ask,"How your day is going?". I feel that is important for a school.
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Gray Collegiate Academy has helped me in many different ways. One being that I am more than prepared for college. With the choices of dual enrollment classes they offer, I am going into college as a sophomore! The teachers are very helpful and the environment is great. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is looking to get ahead in their education.
This is a great school for those who do not like sitting in a classroom for 8 hours. You can make your schedule the way you want, choosing either a morning or afternoon schedule. The teachers are outstanding and the student body is phenomenal. Not only is Gray a great academic school, but also a great sports school too. Athletes are help to high standards when it comes to their grades to give an equal balance between school and sports. Beginning second semester of sophomore year, you begin duel enrollment classes and junior and senior year most, if not all, of your classes are earning you college credit hours.