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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Penn-Griffin School for the Arts is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in High Point, NC. It has 597 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
825 Washington Street
High Point, NC 27260
Telephone
(336) 819-2870
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Penn-Griffin School for the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
58 responses
Average ACT
26
30 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,642
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$821
National
$949
Median Home Value
$144,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
45%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    43%
  • Any Day (Human Relations Activity)
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Talent Show
    14%
  • School Showcase
    10%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
597
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,818
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,426/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Penn-Griffin School for the Arts Reviews

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Penn-Griffin has provided me, for the past four years, with a home in which I was able to be myself and flourish. The students that attend this school are of the kindest, most smart and most talented that I have ever met and the teachers are people who actually care for you and your education. They challenge you every day and provide you with everything you need to succeed in college and in life. I love Penn-Griffin!
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Penn-Griffin School for the Arts' high school is amazing. Its academics are challenging with honors and AP classes. While having these academic circumstances, you are also able to focus on the arts by having a major. Its environment is small and very inclusive. No one is judged upon for their race, sexuality, gender identity, disability, religion, etc. The high school at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts is like a family.
What I liked about Penn-Griffin was that since it was a small school, I was allowed to be myself without people judging me like they would if I were in a larger school. I liked how connected the students in each grade were to one another and I liked how every student had something that they were good at. Things that I would like to see change include the bathrooms because they aren't that well-kept, the water fountains because the water has lead in it, and I wish the materials that the classes offered were more new.