Gray Stone Ranks Nationally for College Readiness
According to the September 2015 issue of Newsweek, Gray Stone Day School once again is listed as one of America’s Top High Schools for 2015. Nationally, the school ranked 237 out of 500 schools that made the list. It was reported that the school had a college readiness score of 80.5% and a college bound and graduation rate of 100%. According to the Federal Department of Education, the US is home to over 30,000 secondary (high) schools.
Gray Stone joins 14 other high schools in North Carolina who made the list; however, all of those but one are in urban areas. “This shows that we are fulfilling our mission to provide rural students with a college preparatory education that competes with high schools in urban areas,” said Helen Nance, Chief Administrative Officer at the school.
The ranking is based on graduation rate, AP scores, SAT scores, retention of students to stay at the school, and counselor to student ratio.
Nance is proud of the school's accomplishments and said, “Gray Stone has outstanding teachers to thank who work tirelessly to provide a unique, quality education. Our students are passionate about learning and work very hard to be prepared for college. We are very proud to be recognized on this list, but our mission statement and goals remain the same, and we’ll passionately continue to learn and improve, just as our students do every day.”
Gray Stone Day School is a public charter high school serving grades 9-12 on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC.