PENN-GRIFFIN MIDDLE

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825 E WASHINGTON DR
HIGH POINT, NC 27260
School Information
  • School Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Unclassified
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Guilford County Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 90.3
  • Number Students: 632
  • Number Teachers: 75
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5496
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Rochelle Nixon-green
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (1099 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (32 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-10-01
    "Penn-Griffin School for the Arts is a very unique High School. You have to apply to be accepted and your application goes through a rigorous academic review. If you pass this level, you are invited to audition. The high school is very small; it has a population of only 160 students. This allows students to develop close relationships with their teachers. One aspect that some people consider a downside of Penn-Griffin is that there are no sports. This is because the administration thinks it is important for the students to focus on their arts. Penn-Griffin has a lot of historical significance. 26 students from Penn-Griffin were involved in a Woolworth's sit-in in the 1960s. Each year we commemorate this occasion by having a assembly in which each Art area performs a piece dedicated to the momentous occasion. All in all, Penn-Griffin is an amazing school for those who want to be involved in the arts."
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    Posted 2017-09-01
    "I like Penn Griffin because I feel very supported by the small community and the art program is a great amenity. It is also the only school in the area to offer a harp program which I am a part of."
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    Posted 2017-03-01
    "Should have more serious concentration on the arts. It's basically like going to a regular high school and taking arts classes, there's no difference. Also, not very professional in some art fields. It's nice to be a small school, but quality is more important."
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    Posted 2017-02-01
    "Penn-Griffin School for the Arts is an amazing middle and high school. Although it may be a small school, it's a school that allows students to express themselves. At Penn-Griffin, each student is given the opportunity to pursue a major of their choice. The majors are Visual Arts, Piano, Dance, Guitar, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus. It's also such a small school that each student is provided with one on one with teachers if they're struggling in a class. Overall, Penn-Griffin is amazing and is highly recommended to anyone who wants to pursue the visual or performing arts!"
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    Posted 2016-12-01
    "This is a very inclusive school -for those who would not be included anywhere else. I do not recommend this school to anyone who isn't serious about their art(s) or for anyone who lacks time management and previous rigor in their schoolwork. The school is incredibly underfunded and due to the historic nature of it, students are forced to perform and learn in facilities that often leak water, have asbestos, cannot be air-conditioned, or lack proper heating. The school is also attached to a middle school that ranks near the bottom of the state and the few kids that come out of it on top are the main basis for each year's new incoming freshman class. The school does, however, feature the only harp program of any non-institution school and the artists here can be INCREDIBLY talented. The tiny size of the student body is usually helpful in a learning setting but more often than not becomes a social dilemma where anyone who is shunned is shunned by all and is left behind."
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