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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    293 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 293 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 293 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: I applaud my school for having all of facilities that they have and everything seems so spacious when Gainesville High School is kind of in a tight space.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: There are security cameras everywhere and police officers walking around our school to make sure we're safe.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Food: The food in the cafeteria is really good, but I prefer to bring my own lunch because I don't like standing line.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: We have deans and officers always walking around our school trying to keep everything safe for the students.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: Most of my teachers are really there's just one teacher I have who needs to be more organized and get her lesson plans together.

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

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


Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

Gainesville High School United States Eastside High School F.W. Buchholz High School Kanapaha Middle School P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Westwood Middle School
White 48.0% 51.6% 29.0% 60.0% 54.0% 47.0% 41.0%
African American 35.0% 15.2% 53.0% 21.0% 23.0% 22.0% 38.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 24.5% 4.0% 8.0% 8.0% 18.0% 9.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.6% 3.0% 4.0% 6.0% 6.0% 6.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.7% 9.0% 5.0% 6.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 28 responses

  • 86% Yes
  • 7% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 27% The diversity of unique races and personalities!
  • 22% Sports programs
  • 16% Teachers And falcuty
  • 14% +academic levels
  • 11% The Academy of Health professions
  • 3% Good sports teams
  • 3% The Cambridge Program
  • 2% School spirit
  • 2% Student Government
  • 0% Support for students
  • 0% The clubs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 29% Bathrooms usually not well stocked
  • 27% Hallways are crowded and hard to walk through
  • 18% Equal preference not given to all organizations
  • 10% Inadequate lockers
  • 6% Short lunches.
  • 4% Bathrooms are unsanitary.
  • 4% No more Club Day.
  • 2% Student Government.
  • 0% Sometimes tensions between different groups.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 28 responses

  • 48% Diversity among student population
  • 30% The determination to be the best at everything!
  • 7% The Cambridge Program
  • 7% The teachers
  • 4% The different student populations get to mingle.
  • 4% Academy of Health Professions Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 59% A Melting Pot!
  • 31% You get out what you put in
  • 10% Great

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 46% Get involved in as many activities as possible!
  • 35% Maintain good grades.
  • 15% There's some crazy kids here.
  • 4% You will meet ALL types of people. Be prepared.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 89% 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.