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2017
GHS named 14th best HS in Michigan by Mackinac Center

Grayling High School earned an "A" grade and was rated the 14th best high school in Michigan in 2016 -- out of 639 high schools ranked -- by the Mackinac Center. GHS was the 3rd best traditional school on the ranking behind Okemos (10th) and Bloomingdale (11th), placing it in the 98th percentile. Learn more.

2017
CASD named to 7th annual AP® District Honor Roll

The CASD was named to the College Board's 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that increased access to AP® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP® students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam. See more. 
Read the MDE article.

2016
GHS named Academic State Champ – again!

GHS is among 44 high schools statewide named 2015 Academic State Champs – chosen from among nearly 770 high schools across Michigan – in Bridge magazine’s fifth annual list. Rankings were based on the percent of students at each school deemed career or college ready when adjusted for student poverty levels. See more.

2016
CASD featured in EdWeek ad

The CASD and Superintendent Joseph Powers were featured in an EdWeek advertisement in February 2016 that reflected our students' success and growth on the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). See the ad.

2015
CASD named to AP® Honor Roll again

The CASD was one of only 15 Michigan school districts and one of only 425 in the U.S.A. and Canada to be named to the College Board’s AP® District Honor Roll. This is the 6th annual national honor roll for significant gains in student access and success and the second time GHS received this award out of 1,500+ high schools in Michigan and nearly 22,000 in the United States, and it is the only school in northern Michigan and the smallest school in the state to be honored. See more.

2015
CASD featured on NWEA website

The CASD is one of three Michigan school districts featured on the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) website for using Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) data to drive student success. Learn More  

2015
GHS on 2015 Beating the Odds List

Grayling High School was named to Newsweek's "Beating the Odds: Top High Schools for Low-Income Students" 2015 list, which identifies schools that do an excellent job of preparing students for college while also overcoming the obstacles faced by students at an economic disadvantage. See more

2015
More recognition for GHS

Grayling High School was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best High School" for the fifth year in a row. GHS was listed #71 in Michigan, earning silver status for the third year in a row.

2014
GHS named top high school

GHS ranked 10th on a list of the best district-led high schools in Michigan -- placing in the 96th percentile and earning an "A" letter grade -- by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which ranks high schools every other year.  Learn More

2014
CASD recognized for increased student achievement

The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) recognized the CASD for setting itself apart over the past eight years by using a teamwork-driven approach to move all students closer to college and career readiness. While we are still one of the lowest-funded districts in the state, rising student achievement has earned us state and national recognition. View More