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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    279 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 279 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 279 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: There is a great range of diversity in this school. I have been able to make friends with many different types of people and learned much from this. I am bi racial and feel that I was a perfect fit of diversity while attending this school.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: I do not have much experience with these topics, I have always felt safe while attending the school and have not needed to use the health programs or school nurse much. From the experiences I have had, it seems to be ran well.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I would choose to attend this school if I had to do it all over again. Being part of the AHP program has solidified my choice to earn a degree in the medical field. I was able to receive hands on experience with patients as well as feel the reward of giving to them. Choosing to apply and being accepted into this program was the best thing my mother pushed me to do.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: I feel like there could be more healthy options and ways to save time in lines. It is hard to spend most of your lunch hour waiting in line to receive your food. Most students will skip or eat out of the unhealthy vending machine for this reason.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: I feel like the policies set forth for students to comply with are not out of the ordinary for any other school. Students need rules and policies to follow. Most staff seem to be great with enforcing these rules and policies. I cannot speak to much on the subject, as I had very few run ins with staff for issue like these.

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 27 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 7% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 26% The diversity of unique races and personalities!
  • 23% Sports programs
  • 15% Teachers And falcuty
  • 15% +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 25 responses

  • 28% Hallways are crowded and hard to walk through
  • 28% Bathrooms usually not well stocked
  • 19% Equal preference not given to all organizations
  • 11% Inadequate lockers
  • 6% Short lunches.
  • 4% Bathrooms are unsanitary.
  • 2% Student Government.
  • 2% No more Club Day.
  • 0% Sometimes tensions between different groups.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 46% Diversity among student population
  • 31% The determination to be the best at everything!
  • 8% The Cambridge Program
  • 8% 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 28 responses

  • 57% A Melting Pot!
  • 32% You get out what you put in
  • 11% Great

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 48% Get involved in as many activities as possible!
  • 36% Maintain good grades.
  • 16% There's some crazy kids here.
  • 0% You will meet ALL types of people. Be prepared.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 88% 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.