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About This School

Graystone Academy CS is a charter middle school in South Coatesville. The principal of Graystone Academy CS is Mr Anthony Gordon. 444 students attend Graystone Academy CS and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 81% of the 444 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Graystone Academy CS is 14:1. Scott Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 45% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 19%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 84%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing Band Program! Wow has it grown in the two years my child has been a part of it.

  • (3 years ago)

    About 5 or 6 years ago I sent my autistic son here and it was a terrible mistake. They put him in the worst class. The ghetto bullies harassed him and when he tried to defend himself he got punished. Very bad environment. I took him out after a few weeks.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can't speak to the quality of their education but all the interactions I had with the administration were very unprofessional. They seem more interested in their school's reputation than working with students to address their needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had two children in the Talent Development Center at Graystone. It is the best kept secret in Coatesville and it is the reason that my children have stayed there. It has brought out their talents and given them the confidence to face anything. My daughter is attending a public school and is in all the highest classes and getting all A's. Mrs. Cooper gave her what she needed to be successful and we will always remember her!

  • (4 years ago)

    I too am a parent of a Graystone student. My son has been attending since Kindergarten. He is now in 2nd grade. I've been pleased with my son's performance and development. The teachers that we've worked with have been caring understanding flexible knowledgeable and very effective. I recognize that schools are not perfect and that it's a constant work in progress. Also in order for the school to be successful it takes families teachers staff and the administration to work together. It would not hurt for more parents to attend the PTO and School Board meetings. Get involved so that we may address issues together and not individually. Mr Soffer is my son's teacher and my son enjoys being a member of the class and the school. If you want change be a part of the solution.

  • (4 years ago)

    We just came to Graystone this year. In a few short months I can say that my son really likes his teachers. I have also had conversations with them and they are caring individuals. We are not happy with having a whole class period of math on the computer. I told this to the principal Ron Hall but he is difficult to understand when you talk to him. He seems unsure of what he is saying or he is not able to share it appropriately. My son does miss having sports and clubs.

  • (4 years ago)

    A wonderful place for students and teachers! So impressed by the school environment and administration at Graystone.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had 3 children who attended Graystone. They are now in high school at a local public school and I am so thankful for the great start they had at Graystone. They are well advanced compared to other public school students. They also exhibit confidence and enthusiasm for learning. I attribute this to the great teachers at Graystone who work hard and keep abreast of the latest trends in education. They treat each child as an individual and adjust learning to their needs. Thanks Graystone !

  • (4 years ago)

    my son attends graystone academy charter school. this year they have a new principal Dr. Ron Hall and he and the rest of administration seem to be taking the school in a positive direction and as a parent im glad my son is involved with such a caring and technology advanced charter school. Plus you cant beat free tuition and transportation. they seem to be moving in the right direction and im glad my son is there to take advantage of what they have to offer... sincerely 1st grade mom

  • (5 years ago)

    My child went from struggling to confident. I love this school and I love my son's teacher. i would recomend this school to anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    Graystone has gone through many many changes. Hopefully now with a new principal and a future that will be geared toward a more technological approach Graystone will emerge as a leader in education. Teachers are very committed and approach each child as an individual. With a school vision that sees its mission to educate the child as a whole person Graystone is on a path to be becoming a school of preferred choice.

  • (5 years ago)

    With some changes at the top I believe our school is now headed in a great direction! The teachers here aim to give the most inidividualized rigorous education possible in a nurturing environment.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has very small class sizes no more than 25 a class. In addition the individualized attention that each student recieves is crucial to helping them succeed. Each teacher in the school is very dedicated to helping all students be the best they can be. The addition of great curriculum and technology such as smartboards is something that makes Graystone a great place to send your child.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a current teacher at Graystone Academy. With a recent change 'at the top' I feel very optimistic that our school will emerge as one of the best in the next few years. We have a wonderful dedicated and professional staff that give their all to educate respect and truly care about their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Without exception every teacher at Graystone Academy goes above and beyond the call of duty for every student. There is a true team spirit among the teachers across grade levels and subject areas taught. You will find no better educators for your child than those at Graystone.

  • (5 years ago)

    The small class size great teachers and family atmosphere are outstanding at this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    The upper administration is terrible. There is a high turn over rating in teachers and the administration provides no support to teachers. The discipline problem is outrageous and the principal does nothing to solve it. He does not follow a code of conduct with students and he disrupts the overall learning environment of everyone involved making it a very unwelcoming place to be. I would not recommend this school to anyone unless it was a last resort.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former teacher I am deeply saddened by the state of this school. I went to Graystone with the hope of making a difference in the lives of the students. While the teachers are/were wonderful caring individuals who worked harder longer hours than many teachers in our state they could not rise above the negative forces at this school. With a revolving door policy for administration consistent expectations for behavior are not enforced. Children are very quick to notice that there are no consequences. The school board has made a valiant effort at increasing supplies but the basic support staff is not in place and should have been the focus. A parent summed up the biggest problem for this school though. She said 'You can only put your child with wolves for so long before they too become a wolf.'

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a former teacher at Graystone Academy and I must say that this school is a disaster. The Adminstration and the Board have completely lost focus on the children. There is no support for the teachers and very little resources. Many children are in need of special education services and they fall through the cracks. The teachers are wonderful and dedicated but unfortunately again there is no support for them. If you want your child to get the best education I would send them to a different school.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a teacher I found the administration rude and disorganized. The school was initially difficult to locate and the communication between staff and teachers was severely lacking. Would not recommend this school.

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