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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Gainesville High School is a highly rated, public school located in Gainesville, FL. It has 1,877 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Gainesville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1240
228 responses
Average ACT
26
276 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$36,389
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$930
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 124 responses
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  • Homecoming/ Activity week
    25%
  • Games
    19%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Dance marathon
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,877
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,237
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,410/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.77 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.77 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.77 responses
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I Like the learning environment , some faculty and administrators are very helping and they try to do whatever they can to see you succeed. They make sure no student is left behind but the student has to want to help them selves as well. What I think that they do need to require teachers to be more qualified because some teachers don't know how to maintain a learning environment and are very lose on rules, and don't teach the academic things that they are suppose to. They should also feed students better food because the food choices are poor especially the lunch food choices. they shouldn't have all health foods . Pushing healthy eating isn't helping . Eating healthy should be a choice. Gainesville High School very good on safety they make sure we have practice drills and make sure every teacher is up to date with the safety drills and regulations.
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I like that Gainesville High School takes initiative to focus on activities in school that are relaxing and provide things to do besides schoolwork such as pep rallies and all-inclusive school functions. However, I wish that Gainesville High School would review their teachers in class more thoroughly to ensure that favoritism and/or singling out of students happens less often.
My experience was an average experience. My freshmen year, I joined three clubs: Deca, Dance Marathon, and Photography club. I joined color guard my sophomore year, my team and I won every single competition and won state championships. My junior year, we moved to a high class to compete with more challenging competitors around the state. My senior year I chose not to continue in color guard and focus or other activities for college.