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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Gainesville City Schools is a public school district located in Gainesville, GA. It has 7,964 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
About Gainesville City Schools...
Address
508 Oak Street. NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
Telephone
(770) 536-5275
Website

Gainesville City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1080
250 responses
Average ACT
24
103 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,964
Free or Reduced Lunch
76.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,882
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$78,404,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,167/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    7%

Gainesville City Schools Reviews

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Entering Gainesville High School my Freshman year, I expected great things to happen. Watching the football team win the championship in 8th grade, got me really excited to join the team! Our Quarterback was a 5 star All-American who got every college coach attention and put Gainesville High School on the map. Sports was all good and well and then came academics. I didn't think Academics would be as good as they are because of all the low GPA's on our football team but I learned that some guys didn't care about academics. If you wanted to learn and better yourself, you would see academics came easy. Through my years at GHS it's been fun and definitely an adventure. The teachers cared about athletes and and that's what made me love GHS even more! I would like to Personally thank the staff members that help me get to where I am today!
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I would like to see safety/security procedures changed for the better. I also believe that students are not dealt with as they should be. The school also does not do a good job of being prepared with things like schedules, IDs, parking passes, correct class placement, etc. Many teachers and students are rude and degrading to each other. It is no longer somewhere I am proud to be attending. There is kind of a lot of diversity. However, it is not necessarily good. The students are told to "google it" or "find the notes online". Teachers are not equipped to handle the violent nature of the majority of our students anymore. The overwhelming population of our students in the schools is becoming too much, but the community refuses to allow the board of education to create a second high school or middle school. I have watched a big shift happen at the high school over the past 4 years, and it has not been a shift for the better.
I Have been apart of this Excellence since Pre-K! Gainesville is a small but close knit community. School and Community collaborations help account for the Succes of The Students, Families and School System as a whole.