John Gray High School

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John Gray High School
John Gray High School is located in Grand Cayman
John Gray High School
John Gray High School
John Gray High School is located in Cayman Islands
John Gray High School
John Gray High School
73 Academy Way
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
Coordinates Coordinates: 19°16′45.538″N 81°23′8.343″W / 19.27931611°N 81.38565083°W / 19.27931611; -81.38565083
School type High School

John Gray High School (JGHS) is a senior high school in George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.[1]


Church of Scotland Missionary and Cayman Islands school inspector Rev. George Hicks opened Cayman High School in January 1949. Scottish missionary Rev. John Gray became the school's headmaster in April of that year. The Cayman Islands government began assisting the school in 1961 and took over its operations in 1964.[2]

In September 1970 it merged with the vocational school Secondary Modern, becoming a comprehensive school. The student population eventually reached 1,000.[2] In order to relieve Cayman High,[3] Cayman Islands Middle School opened in September 1979. Cayman High was renamed to John Gray High School in September 1992, and at the same time Cayman Islands Middle was renamed to George Hicks High School.[2] In Fall 2010, middle school and high school education were merged at the public school level, meaning that children from Years 7-11 would consequently all attend school together (previously, children in Years 7-9 would attend the George Hicks High School before graduating to the John Gray High School). The old George Hicks High School was absorbed by John Gray and the newly formed Clifton Hunter High School. The schools were then divided up by catchment area; children on the Eastern side of the island (up to Newlands) would attend Clifton Hunter High School(Years 7-11) , and children living from Prospect up to West Bay were moved to the John Gray High School(which now encompassed Years 7 through Year 11). Clifton Hunter High School was situated on the former George Hicks campus. In 2012, Clifton Hunter moved to a newly built campus on in the district of North Side, while John Gray High moved to the former George Hicks campus in George Town, and the old John Gray campus was made into the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC).[1]


  1. ^ a b "New School Year Begins – Clifton Hunter High School Opens!" Cayman iEyenews. August 29, 2012. Retrieved on September 15, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Our History." John Gray High School. Retrieved on September 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Collette, Alma (2016-06-06). "Reunion organized for Cayman Islands High School alumni". Cayman Compass. Retrieved 2016-09-15.

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