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Gainesville High School is a public, magnet school in Gainesville, FL. It has 1,871 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 189 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Teachers: My son was always engaged in his learning largely due to the teachers that he had. They were challenging, relateable and accountable.

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On Administration & Policies: The guidance counselors were very helpful and prompt in their response as I needed help through the last year of high school as we were applying for colleges.

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On Overall Experience: The main reason we chose this school was the accelerated academic program. I would choose it again because it was a great balance of academia and real life as a high school student.

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On Health & Safety: There was a bomb threat during my sons junior year. The school handled it very well and the release of thousands of students was impressive.

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On Resources & Facilities: The building is one of the oldest schools in the county. It could use some renovating. The gymnasium is very small for a high school facility. They did build a new freshman building that is very nice with larger rooms and new equipment.

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Gainesville High School is a public, magnet school in Gainesville, FL. It has 1,871 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 189 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

71%

Test Performance

53
Gainesville High School performed better than 53% of other schools on Florida math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1760

Based on 20 students surveyed
Math
590
Verbal
600
Writing
570

ACT:
24

Based on 23 students surveyed
Math
23
English
24
Reading
25
Science
23
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 27% The diversity of unique races and personalities!
  • 27% Sports programs
  • 24% +academic levels
  • 12% Teachers And falcuty
  • 9% The Academy of Health professions

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 35% Hallways are crowded and hard to walk through
  • 27% Bathrooms usually not well stocked
  • 23% Equal preference not given to all organizations
  • 12% Inadequate lockers
  • 4% Student Government.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 60% Get involved in as many activities as possible!
  • 27% Maintain good grades.
  • 13% There's some crazy kids here.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 71% A Melting Pot!
  • 18% You get out what you put in
  • 12% Great

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% The determination to be the best at everything!
  • 40% Diversity among student population
  • 13% The teachers

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
48.3%
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Female
51.7%
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Racial Diversity

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White
48.4%
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African American
37.1%
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Hispanic
8.2%
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Multiracial
5.9%
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Native American
0.3%
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Asian
0%
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Pacific Islander
0%