District Points of Pride
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.
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Grayling High School earned an "A" grade and was rated the 3rd best traditional high school in Michigan in 2016 -- behind Okemos (10th) and Bloomingdale (11th) -- and placing it in the 98th percentile among state schools. Overall, GHS was named the 14th best high school out of 639 high schools ranked. See the Performance Report.
Grayling High School was named to U.S. News & World Report's "Best High Schools" list again this year -- and earned silver status for the 5th straight year.
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.
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).
Bridge magazine recognized GHS as an academic state champion for academic excellence in 2015.
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.
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.
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
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.