Grady High School

929 Charles Allen Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 802-3001

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Public Grades 9-12 1464 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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About this school

Grady High School is a public high school in Atlanta. The principal of Grady High School is Vincent D'Arcy Murray and can be contacted at 1,464 students attend Grady High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Grady High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 1,464 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 49% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grady High School is 16:1. Hillside Conant School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 63% 79%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 75%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 50% 76%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I don't know who is writing all of these reviews saying that Grady is "magnificent" or "fantastic" and saying that they're students at Grady high school but they definitely aren't Grady students. Because chances are if you went to Grady you don't know any words that big. I transferred to Grady from Decatur high a few months ago and the change is incredible. Many of the teachers here let you skate by on doing nothing. There's barely any homework and the curriculum is almost non existent. It's great if you don't really care about learning and just want to pass but if you actually value the content of your classes Grady high is not the way to go.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a school of excellence! I am a sophomore and I am in the introduction to bio medical science. The courses they provide are well taught. I enjoy how they will stay after with you as long as needed just to help you with your work that you don't understand.

  • (1 year ago)

    I really like Grady-I am a current student there and despite all the recent scandals I can tell you it it great. Anyone who is motivated and blossom here-some students here get perfects on their SATs and othes get into Ivy League schools. No matter what you are like you are sure to find your niche in the variey of programs offered here-we have great sports and theater programs as well as excellent publications such as Yearbook or the Southerner. I love it!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I am the parent of a Grady alum who learned about how to get things done and the value of working hard while at Grady. She's now acing college and so are her friends from Grady. Their College and Career Center is unique in terms of being completely parent-run and helps EVERY student who comes through its doors. Every day our faculty strives to reach all students and help them be their best. The diversity WORKS at Grady from teachers and staff to students. It's all there if you want it. Most kids do!

  • (4 years ago)

    Grady is a tuition-free treasure in the middle of Midtown Atlanta. The good > fantastic location (across the street from the largest park in the city) > very good facilities (renovated just a few years ago) > really really good teachers > great place for families who are seeking a global schools - lots of races incomes languages in this place. (i.e. the real world ) The bad > way too many students (though the school does a good job of breaking down the school into 4 smaller "academies") > Some very unmotivated kids (again the academies help with this) We have one kid there now....and after initial fears love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Grady High School is an urban school with a very diverse student body. The school offers well-rounded and challenging academic curriculum electives honors and advanced placement courses. Students enroll in dual enrollment as well. Grady also established a College and career Connection office assisting students with college and career choices. The CCC is a model operation for the Atlanta Public School system.

  • (5 years ago)

    I became a student here to attend the Fashion Program at Grady. There are few high schools that have this course and it truly does make Grady a unique school. However as a student there I believe that the school has a lot of potential but it is very unorganized. The larger school setting means that individual attention isn't always granted. Overcrowded classrooms and halls are a huge frustration of mine. Everyday school life is just mediocre. The people working at the school can be impolite and unmannerable at times. They always have a lot of things going on after school including tutorials but if you ride the bus home like me its hard to take full advantage of these options. Some classes are extremely diffucult while others are a complete joke. It's just an average school to me but has good end results in the students so I'll my rating=4

  • (6 years ago)

    As a Grady High School Alumnus I highly recommend this school. It is one of the best in the state and the best Public School in Atlanta. I am a graduate of the magnet program and graduated within the top 10 percent of my class. I can't say enough about this school. The extracurricular activities are wonderful the staff is great everyone wants you to succeed. This school would be a much better choice than a private school because students are not handed anything. Students must work for their grades they must work for accolade and acclaim. I will be graduating from Wake Forest University this year and I believe that the reason that I have been able to handle the coursework at Wake Forest is because of my experience at Grady High School. I am extremely proud of my alma mater...

  • (7 years ago)

    I will say I have not attended Grady yet but I will definately be attending my senior year if not sooner. However all of my closest friends go to Grady and all they can do is rave about it. Some of the most intelligent and well rounded human beings have come from Grady. If it is anything like the middle school Inman has has to be a fantastic school. I would give anything in the world to be there right now.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am third time parent of Grady and there not enough positive things I could say. From the wonderful support my daughters received from Ms. Ukah in the Health Science Academy to the great assistance my son is now receiving through the Journalism Magnet Program. Grady is a school where students are encouraged to do their very best and prepares them for life after. My children continue to succeed now because of the opportunities afforded them at Henry W. Grady High. I would say I am one of this school's greatest fan.

  • (7 years ago)

    Love this school. I transfered my daughter from Mays to Grady and it was the best move ever. From students to Faculty excellent.

  • (8 years ago)

    Grady high school is the best for any child to go to because they have excellent standards and have came from under the dirt and growing into something marvelous

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent it is my responsibility that my children have the options to do what they want and that they are open to new oppurtunities. Grady High School is famous nation wide for great students and teachers. Everybody is always involved. The children here constantly open their imagination on joining hundreds of clubs that Grady Hosts. The teachers update their pages help children and review the children with parents. Many new rules have made a place at Grady the newest one dealing with tardiness and absences that will be punished if not excused. I am a fan of it but many of my children and their friends hate it. Anyway For those that want to have their teenagers educated to be one of the best in the nation I highly apporve of this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a Grady Alumni I sincerly recommend this school to any parent. The staff is excellent; they really make time for the students and parents. They make sure that the students receive the best in education and the guidance counselors really walk the students through the process of preparing for college from the time they enter the door their Freshman year until they march across that stage graduation day.

  • (11 years ago)

    The foundation of any H.S. is made up of a combination of student Parent and Teacher involvement. With this said Grady H.S. ranks as one of the best in the state. The Debate team is excellent and well known throughout the state. The recent renovations has done much to swell school spirits. The faculty has been known to make themselves available to students and parents alike. I feel confident sending my daughter off to school each morning knowing she's going to be well prepared for college and beyond.

  • (12 years ago)

    This school has been selected as Georgia School of Excellence for several years. The teachers and other staff support are wonderful. This school rank #1 in the Atlanta Public School; as far as test scores in 2002 and 10th in the State of Georgia. An excellent school to send your children.

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