According to a recent U.S. News report, Grady High School is among America’s best high schools, ranking 19th in the state of Georgia and No. 1,204 in the nation.
The report judged each school on its teacher to student ratio, students’ rate of college readiness, and students’ average proficiency in math and English.
It calculated values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level coursework. The complete ranking for Georgia can be found at the U.S. News website.
Students from Virginia-Highland, Poncey-Highland, Morningside, Midtown, Inman Park, Candler Park and Old Fourth Ward, among many other Northeast Atlanta neighborhoods attend the award-winning high school.
Grady Places Second at Mock Trial Nationals
The Grady mock trial team recently finished runners-up at the 2012 National High School Mock Trial Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.
Albuquerque Academy of New Mexico beat out the Grady team for the first place title. The Grady mock trial team won the state competition in March to secure a spot in the national championship.
Last year, Grady placed fourth in the national competition.
Mock trial competitions involve students reenacting trials in front of a panel of professional lawyers and judges. The trials include prosecutors, defense lawyers, defendants and witnesses.
The Grady team won the state title four consecutive years and six overall in school history.