THE EARLY COLLEGE AT GUILFORD COLLEGE

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5608 W FRIENDLY AVE
GREENSBORO, NC 27410
School Information
  • School Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Guilford County Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 24:1
  • Students/Grade: 49.8
  • Number Students: 199
  • Number Teachers: 8
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5496
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 20
  • Principal: Ms Linda Kidd
  • 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 (1013 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (45 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-10-01
    "This isn't The Matrix or Flowers for Algernon - you can't just load up people's brains with as much knowledge as possible. It's kind of sad because the teachers and students are all very academic and intellectual - but we spend so much time "filling the bucket" with homework and studying for tests that we rarely have time to "light the fire" and actually think about what we're learning. It's simply poor design - all of this work is simply not needed for the AP exam or for college. I agree that we need a rigorous, accelerated curriculum. But that doesn't mean creating schedules where underclassmen are forced into extra AP classes they're not interested in. That's how you turn students away from academic disciplines, not how you encourage them to explore."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-10-01
    "I'm very concerned about the health effects of this school on underclassmen especially. Obviously, we wouldn't be here if we didn't appreciate a challenge - but the underclassmen, particularly sophomore, curriculum here is simply to burdensome to manage while actually learning, planning for the future, and appreciating academics instead of focusing on patching grades. Buses come to most student from 7-8, if not earlier. School starts at 9 and ends at 3:45. After extracurricular (news flash: leading a club is a lot more important for those precious Ivys that another AP 5), most kids aren't home till dinnertime. Even though it has been proven that teens need ~9.25hrs, most kids at ECG get less than 5. This leads to stress, depression, and increased sickness - these aren't just theoretical. In addition (and teachers condone/encourage this), most students drink multiple cups of coffee a day - even though the recommendation is 100mg MAX for teens."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-10-01
    "It has some of the most knowledgeable faculty and the most intelligent students in the country. In fact, pretty much all of the marketing they give you is true. But at its heart, ECG is like a manipulative cult. You've just been accepted. You've got straight 100s, in every club, filled your resume with your proud accomplishments from the innocent days of middle school. You think you're ready. The fall of 9th grade goes by like the early autumn breeze. Winter: icy winds of imposter syndrome and depression as your parents harass you over every single B. In the end, it was a cruel trick - teachers pad with free 100s on finals. Come sophomore year and the workload is insane - completely superfluous for the actual AP. Did I mention the teachers police every comment you make at lunch, and give you detention for being 30 SEC late to class when they were 15 MIN late last week? It's a zero if your essay is a minute late, but they didn't grade your last one in a year! #FV"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-09-01
    "Overall great school with great teachers, sophomore year is very time-consuming but its still excellent overall. The trailers used for underclassmen studies are... lacking but both upperclassmen college classes and clubs, PE, etc. are on Guilford's picturesque wooded campus."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-09-01
    "It truly is an incredible opportunity to start college early. Course offerings are somewhat limited ninth and tenth grade but all the teachers are great and super supportive. As long as you're willing to put the work in, you'll be amazed by how much you accomplish in such a short amount of time."
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