Grimsley High School

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Grimsley Senior High School, September 2012
Grimsley Senior High School is located in North Carolina
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Grimsley Senior High School is located in the United States
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801 North Josephine Boyd Street


United States
Coordinates36°04′58″N 79°48′53″W / 36.0829°N 79.8146°W / 36.0829; -79.8146Coordinates: 36°04′58″N 79°48′53″W / 36.0829°N 79.8146°W / 36.0829; -79.8146
Former names
  • Greensboro High School
  • Greensboro Central High School
  • Greensboro Senior High School
Motto"Expect and Demonstrate Excellence Every Day" (2009)[citation needed]
Established1899 (121 years ago) (1899)
School districtGuilford County Schools; Formerly Greensboro Public Schools (1899–1993)
CEEB code341598
PrincipalGerald "Ged" H. O'Donnell
Teaching staff92.95 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,687 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.15[1]
Campus"Whirlie Nation"
Color(s)Navy blue and white
MascotPurple Whirlwinds (1921–1951)
Whirlwinds (1951–late 1950s)
Whirlies (1941–Present)
RivalWalter Hines Page Senior High School
National ranking132 (2015)[citation needed]
NewspaperHigh Life (1920–2013)
YearbookThe Reflector (1909–1930); Whirligig (1950–Present)
Greensboro Senior High School
Area58 acres (23 ha)
Built1929 (1929)
ArchitectHartmann, Charles C.; Heritage, Thomas P.; et al.
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Modern Movement
MPSGreensboro MPS
NRHP reference No.05000957[2]
Added to NRHPSeptember 7, 2005

Grimsley Senior High School, also known as Grimsley High School or simply Grimsley, is a public high school in Greensboro, North Carolina. Formerly known as "Greensboro High School," "Greensboro Central High School," and then "Greensboro Senior High School," it is part of the Guilford County Schools system. The school has an enrollment of around 1,800 students in grades 9–12 (the 9th grade was added to GHS in 1986). Grimsley has a reputation for strong academics, having been ranked in the top 100 in the nation by Newsweek 4 out of the past 6 years.[3]

The school's colors are navy blue and white, and its teams are known as the "Whirlies" (originally the "Purple Whirlwind") depicted with a tornado-like symbol.

  1. ^ a b c "Grimsley High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "America's Best High Schools 2012". The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company LLC. Archived from the original on May 21, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2012.

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