• 66°

Gray Stone Day School ranked as one of 500 best high schools in the U.S.

Gray Stone Day School

MISENHEIMER — Gray Stone Day School was ranked by U.S. News and World Report magazine as one of the top public high schools in the nation.

The school ranked 236 out of more than 26,000 public high schools in the U.S. and received a gold medal as one of the top 500.

Gray Stone is ranked 11th in North Carolina and 80th among top charter high schools. According to the U.S. News and World Report, the 2018 Best High Schools ranking recognizes the top 5,948 public high schools with gold, silver and bronze medals, indicating their students’ level of college readiness.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools did not receive a national ranking, though Rowan County Early College was awarded a bronze medal as a nationally recognized school.

Schools are ranked based on students’ performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.

At Gray Stone, students have the opportunity to take multiple advanced-placement courses and exams. Student AP participation is 80 percent with an 85 percent passing rate. The school recently scored a 71.2 on college readiness measures.

According to the U.S. News and World Report, Gray Stone was second in the Charlotte area — falling just behind Lake Norman Charter School, which was 163 on the report. Other area schools in the top 500 include Marvin Ridge High School, 369; Ardrey Kell High School, 384; Providence High School, 436; and Community School of Davidson, 481.

“I am so proud of our high school for reaching this distinction,”said Helen Nance, Gray Stone’s chief administrative officer. “I know that our teachers work very hard to maintain the rigor needed to help students perform at a high level. Our students are willing to take the challenge and work hard to do their best,”

For more information, visit www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.

Comments

Crime

Cooleemee man arrested after trading gunfire with Davie County investigators in Rowan

Elections

Salisbury council candidates list crime reduction, hiring a new city manager among city’s top priorities

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with trio of vehicle break-ins

Coronavirus

Catawba College will require COVID-19 vaccinations in 2022

Local

City selects Sada Stewart Troutman as new Downtown Salisbury Inc. director

Local

Rowan Republicans’ Lincoln-Reagan Dinner brings conservatives together for night of speeches, awards

High School

Photos: South Rowan volleyball team’s Senior Night, Falcons’ unblemished SPC season

Coronavirus

Four new COVID-19 deaths make 433 in Rowan since start of pandemic

Nation/World

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

High School

High school volleyball: West edges South for unbeaten SPC season

Nation/World

Full pension restored for FBI official fired under Trump

News

Former Gov. Perdue leading standardized testing board

Elections

Salisbury mayoral candidates Alexander, Heggins talk leadership style during Chamber of Commerce forum

Local

Photos: Rowan deputy’s funeral procession passes through downtown Salisbury

Crime

24-year-old man jailed for kidnapping, rape charges

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with bringing 14 suboxone strips into jail

Local

Halfway through campaign, Rowan County United way at 44% of goal

Elections

Early voting begins today. Here’s what voters need to know.

Local

Mayoral candidates Alexander, Heggins discuss public safety, poverty, housing issues during candidate forum

Local

Salisburians Howard, Boland meet goals of running Boston Marathon

Education

Education briefs: Partners in Learning kicks off public phase for new center fundraising

Education

Isenberg celebrates longtime teaching assistant ‘Mrs. Zinka’