About Grayling High School

Grayling High School is an award-winning school that has been continuously honored as a top high school in northern Michigan. With a 9-12 enrollment of around 500 students, GHS is a "perfect-sized" high school -- that is, we are big enough to offer diverse options yet small enough to give our students personalized attention. 

We work hard to prepare our students to be college and career ready. We offer a variety of programs to help our students explore their lifetime opportunities. Along with rigorous core classes, GHS also offers a rich variety of elective classes based on student interest, 11 AP® classes, fine arts electives and numerous athletic/fitness programs. Career and technical education courses are offered in partnership with Wexford-Missaukee ISD to provide GHS students with more opportunities to develop their interests and skills. 

The experienced staff at GHS is dedicated to creating positive relationships with students, families and the community. We strive to recognize students as individuals and to provide educational programs to fit their goals.

The current site of Grayling High School was established in 1973 and was renovated in 2004 and in 2017. We are on a trimester schedule, and our school days run from 8:05 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

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Our total enrollment (as of 9/15/20) is 403 (176 Girls, 227 Boys)
9th Grade: 117 (48 Girls, 69 Boys)
10th Grade: 93 (43 Girls, 50 Boys)
11th Grade: 111 (55 Girls, 56 Boys)
12th Grade: 82 (30 Girls, 52 Boys)
Faculty: 29

GHS Offerings

At GHS, we strive to recognize our students as individuals and to provide them with educational program to fit their goals. And we have a lot to offer:

•An experienced, dedicated, energetic and professional staff dedicated to creating positive relationships with students, families and the community.
•A solid, rigorous and aligned core curriculum focusing on college readiness.
•A rich variety of elective courses in varied subjects based on students' interests: vocal & instrumental music, robotics, physical education, foreign language, yearbook, computer science, photography, construction trades, forensic biology, coding, drafting & autoCAD.
•An Advanced Placement program (13 AP courses offered): Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Psychology, European History, U.S. History, Statistics, Spanish Language & Culture and Spanish Literature & Culture.
•Partnerships with Wexford-Missaukee ISD, C.O.O.R. ISD and Kirtland Community College to offer career & technical education programs.
•A Chromebook for every student to use.
•Online classes.
•Co-curricular activities: National Honor Society, theatre, Student Senate, band, choir, robotics, SVLC, fishing club.
•An extensive athletics program: football, volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf, skiing, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball and track.

Our graduates have been accepted into top undergraduate and graduate schools, including Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, Duke University, Grinnell College, Harvard University, Kenyon College, Rice University, Swarthmore College, University of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, Vassar College and Yale University, 

Snapshot of the Grayling High School Class of 2020

85 students graduated with the Class of 2020:

  • 80% (68) planned to go on to some type of post-secondary training.
  • 27% (21) planned to attend two-year colleges or vocational schools.
  • 46% (37) planned to attend four-year colleges or universities.
  • 7% (6) planned to enlist in the military.
  • The graduates had a wide range of career plans, including nursing, graphic design and animation, engineering, criminal justice, medicine, environmental science education and computer science.

During their years at GHS, they contributed, in total, more than 6,073 community service hours.

They earned over $583,000 in scholarships from colleges and over $47,000 in local scholarship funds, for a total of over $630,000.