Henry W. Grady High School is located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States in Midtown. It was founded in 1924 as Boys High School, and renovated once in 1950, once in 1987, and once again in 2004.The namesake of the school is Henry Woodfin Grady, proponent of the "New South" after the Civil War and one of Georgia's most celebrated journalists. Vincent Murray, PhD is the principal as of 2013-2014 school year. The mascot is the grey knight and the school colors are grey and cardinal red.Grady served as the communication magnet in the Atlanta Public Schools system from 1991 until 2011, when the school closed the magnet following a system-wide grant from the Gates Foundation to open small learning communities. Since 2011, Grady has been home to four small learning communities: Communications and Journalism, Public Policy and Justice, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Biomedical Science and Engineering. As of October 2013, the student population was reported as being 60 percent Black, 29.8 percent White, and 10.2 percent multiple or other races.Grady is located adjacent to Piedmont Park in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. In addition to Midtown, Grady serves Inman Park, Virginia-Highland, Lake Claire, Candler Park, Fourth Ward, Morningside-Lenox Park, Home Park, Atlantic Station, Ansley Park and parts of Downtown Atlanta.
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