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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    266 3.5
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Gainesville High School is a public magnet school in Gainesville, Florida. It has 1,833 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 52% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 266 reviews written and they have been mixed.

1900 Nw 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 955-6707

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 266 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Gainesville High School had various sports to play and a couple of clubs.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Educational Outcomes: They allowed me to go into dual enrollment, I feel prepared for University of Florida
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Food: One of the weaker parts of the school. Even if it tastes good, it's probably unhealthy. Pack from home.
    • High School Senior
    • N/A
    Administration & Policies: I personally have been in much trouble, though for the kids who do frequently have run-ins with the administration, they seem to be treated fairly.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: The athletics at the school are very good, but the equipment and space could be updated.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School 2 mi. 1,154
3.33 Westwood Middle School 2 mi. 1,029
3.66 F.W. Buchholz High School 4 mi. 2,080
4.00 Eastside High School 4 mi. 1,324
3.33 Kanapaha Middle School 7 mi. 918

Around Gainesville High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 51%
Male 48%


Grade 9 27.6%
Grade 10 26.8%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 21.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 26% The diversity of unique races and personalities!
  • 23% Sports programs
  • 16% Teachers And falcuty
  • 16% +academic levels
  • 11% The Academy of Health professions
  • 4% The Cambridge Program
  • 2% School spirit
  • 2% Good sports teams
  • 2% Student Government
  • 0% Support for students
  • 0% The clubs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 30% Hallways are crowded and hard to walk through
  • 30% Bathrooms usually not well stocked
  • 20% Equal preference not given to all organizations
  • 11% Inadequate lockers
  • 2% Student Government.
  • 2% Bathrooms are unsanitary.
  • 2% Short lunches.
  • 2% No more Club Day.
  • 0% Sometimes tensions between different groups.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 46% Diversity among student population
  • 33% The determination to be the best at everything!
  • 8% The Cambridge Program
  • 8% The teachers
  • 4% The different student populations get to mingle.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 62% A Melting Pot!
  • 31% You get out what you put in
  • 8% Great

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 50% Get involved in as many activities as possible!
  • 33% Maintain good grades.
  • 17% There's some crazy kids here.
  • 0% You will meet ALL types of people. Be prepared.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 16 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 87% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.