Graham High School is a comprehensive, four-year high school serving the city of Graham. It is one of six traditional high schools in the Alamance-Burlington School System. Graham High School is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. Student enrollment in grades 9 – 12 is approximately 747.
- Higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates
- Better school attendance
- Increased motivation and better self-esteem
- Lower rates of suspension
- Decreased rates of drug and alcohol abuse
- Fewer instances of violent behavior
Ray Street Academy served 137 students during the 2018-2019 school year. The school is designed to serve students from all six high schools and middle schools in the district who are looking for options to their educational process. We accept students who are self-referrals, parent requested referrals and students who have been recommended for long term suspension from their home schools. The staff is dedicated to provide quality educational opportunities for our students through the co-teaching platform with a focus on student engagement. We provide opportunities for our students to give back to our community by participating in community outreach programs such as the Executive Men’s Club, the Ambassador Program, or participation in the Key Club.
School-Based Prevention Programs
The roles of an SRO are identified as a law enforcement officer, law-related counselor, and law-related education teacher. Throughout North Carolina, School Resource Officers (SRO’s) are working to make schools more orderly, ensure safe and more secure. In its research of School Resource Officer programs in North Carolina, the Center for the Prevention of School Violence has found that, in most places, SRO’s are employees of local law enforcement agencies, and agreements between school systems and law enforcement describe the partnerships which the school systems and law enforcement agencies must maintain so that the SRO’s can be successful. Presently, Graham Police Department has Two School Resource Officers working with the high school and the middle school. The response from school personnel and the public to this program has been very positive, helping to make it a success in the City of Graham.
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
The City of Graham has two officers who teach D.A.R.E. classes to fifth-grade students at North Graham Elementary, South Graham Elementary, and River Mill Academy.
DARE is designed to help our young people learn the tools that are needed to resist the pressures of drugs and violence. DARE is taught to 5th graders. For additional information about the D.A.R.E. program please visit the official D.A.R.E website at https://dare.org/.