Gainesville High School in Gainesville, FL - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    330 3.6
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Gainesville High School is a public magnet school in Gainesville, Florida. It has 1,836 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 56% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 330 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 330 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The only reason I wouldn't choose this school over again is because high school is done and over with! I always want to move up. Other than that, this school made my attendance worth it. There was always something cool going on, everyone was accepting.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: All of the teachers have different teaching styles, it makes every class interesting. It makes you want to keep going through out the day.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I think this may be the best high school to attend in Gainesville, FL. If i had a chance to do it again, I'd go to GHS again.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: My learning experience was great at this high school. All of my teachers were helpful and they made sure they help the students if they didnt understand the material.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Most teachers here are not engaging, they don't teach lessons with excitement. Specifically my math class(MCR) , his technique of teaching is very poor and boring. Far as my other classes they are not as bad.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
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3.00 J.J. Finley Elementary School Public
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3.33 Healthy Learning Academy Charter School Public, Charter
St. Patrick Interparish School Private, Religious
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Loga Springs Academy Private
3.00 Glen Springs Elementary School Public
3.66 P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Public
3.00 Howard W. Bishop Middle School Public, Magnet
3.00 Westwood Middle School Public
3.00 C.W. Norton Elementary School Public
Westwood Hills Christian School Private, Religious
2.33 W.A. Metcalfe Elementary School Public
3.33 Littlewood Elementary School Public
PACE Center for Girls - Alachua Public, Alternative, All-Girls
2.00 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary School Public
Star Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Joseph Williams Elementary School Public, Magnet
3.00 The One Room School House Project Public, Charter
3.00 One Room Middle School Public, Charter
3.00 Abraham Lincoln Middle School Public, Magnet
2.66 Caring & Sharing Learning School Public, Charter
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2.66 Professional Academy Magnet at Loften High School Public, Magnet
2.66 Idylwild Elementary School Public
3.00 William S. Talbot Elementary School Public
Alachua Academy Public, Alternative
Brentwood School Private
3.66 F.W. Buchholz High School Public, Magnet
3.33 Expressions Learning Arts Academy Public, Charter
2.66 Myra Terwilliger Elementary School Public
2.33 Lake Forest Elementary School Public
4.00 Eastside High School Public, Magnet
Passage Christian Academy Private, Religious
0.66 Florida SIATech at Gainesville Job Corps Center Public, Charter, Alternative
Gainesville Country Day School Private
2.00 Einstein Montessori School Public, Charter, Alternative
4.33 Oak Hall School Private
Millhopper Montessori School Private, Montessori
Trilogy School Private
3.33 Hidden Oak Elementary School Public
3.33 Kimball Wiles Elementary School Public
3.00 Fort Clarke Middle School Public
3.00 Kanapaha Middle School Public
3.33 Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School Public
3.00 The Rock School Private, Religious
Countryside Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Meadowbrook Elementary School Public
Queen of Peace Catholic Academy Private, Religious
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AMIKids Public, Alternative
Windsor Christian Academy Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School 2 mi. 1,144
3.66 F.W. Buchholz High School 4 mi. 2,182
4.00 Eastside High School 5 mi. 1,346
2.33 Santa Fe High School 15 mi. 1,135
2.33 Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School 20 mi. 1,234

Around Gainesville High School

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


Female 52%
Male 47%

Student Diversity

Gainesville High School United States Eastside High School F.W. Buchholz High School Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Santa Fe High School
White 46.0% 51.0% 27.0% 57.0% 92.0% 48.0% 70.0%
African American 34.0% 15.0% 52.0% 22.0% 1.0% 23.0% 17.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 5.0% 9.0% 3.0% 17.0% 7.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.8% 3.0% 4.0% 1.0% 6.0% 3.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 10.0% 6.0% 0% 4.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.7%
Grade 10 28.6%
Grade 11 22.9%
Grade 12 23.8%

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 50 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 19% The diversity of unique races and personalities!
  • 17% Sports programs
  • 12% Teachers And falcuty
  • 12% The Academy of Health professions
  • 9% +academic levels
  • 8% School spirit
  • 8% The Cambridge Program
  • 6% The clubs
  • 4% Good sports teams
  • 2% Support for students
  • 2% Student Government
  • 2% Flexible schedules

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 24% Hallways are crowded and hard to walk through
  • 18% Bathrooms usually not well stocked
  • 12% Inadequate lockers
  • 12% Equal preference not given to all organizations
  • 9% Bathrooms are unsanitary.
  • 9% No more Club Day.
  • 7% Short lunches.
  • 6% Sometimes tensions between different groups.
  • 1% Student Government.
  • 1% Guidance rarely available to help

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 44 responses

  • 34% Diversity among student population
  • 23% The determination to be the best at everything!
  • 18% The Cambridge Program
  • 16% Academy of Health Professions Program
  • 7% The teachers
  • 2% The different student populations get to mingle.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 47% A Melting Pot!
  • 34% You get out what you put in
  • 9% Great
  • 4% Melting Pot
  • 2% Not the best

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 41% Get involved in as many activities as possible!
  • 28% Maintain good grades.
  • 21% You will meet ALL types of people. Be prepared.
  • 10% There's some crazy kids here.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 84% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.