A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
801 Westover Terrace
Greensboro, NC 27408
Telephone
(336) 370-8180

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1200
165 responses
Average ACT
28
74 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Grimsley vs. Page Football Games
    22%
  • Mr. Whirlie
    20%
  • Open mic night and spirit week.
    16%
  • Senior nights
    15%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Band Concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,719
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,922
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,836/ year
National
$11,890
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses

Grimsley High School Reviews

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I love this school! The student life is great. There are different heritages at this school so there is always something different going on. The school also opens up to the community to hold events. This school is the first public high school to be established in Guilford County, NC. The school has traditions that it holds every year. Athletics are very popular to the students, staff, and parents. The football games is the place to be on Friday nights. The academics is one of the best in the county. This school prepares its students for college, the campus is also set up like a miniature college campus.
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Grimsley is a very academically challenging school, offering courses up to the IB level. Students at GHS are looking for opportunities to do something for someone else and look for clubs to join. Brooks Buddies, one of the school clubs, tutors students at a nearby elementary school. My freshman year I started the Grimsley Food Pantry, a way to help students who are food insecure. Another student formed a club that conducts food drives to help sustain the food pantry, as well as advertise to the students that the pantry is there to help if they need it. Many students are a part of the club and help by sort incoming donations in the pantry, and conducting food drives out of school that will go to the pantry. Overall, Grimsley is a more than wonderful high school. Striving to be a well-rounded student shows how Grimsley students are always open to new challenges and are willing to strive to improve.
I liked that Grimsley has a great academic program. However, their sports program (football especially) could do much better. Another thing that could be fixed or helped is the upkeep of buildings. When I attended Grimsley from 2012-2016, I saw the roof leak at least 4 times, raining ceiling tiles down on student's heads. The A/C broke multiple times, causing the heat to be unbearable or, on the opposite side of the spectrum, the rooms to be so cold that students wore blankets and coats indoors when it wasn't very cold outside. I think that fixing the A/C would be beneficial to a proper learning envirionment.