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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Gainesville High School is an above average, public school located in Gainesville, GA. It has 2,101 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.
Address
830 Century Pl
Gainesville, GA 30501
Telephone
(770) 536-4441
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1080
246 responses
Average ACT
24
100 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$869
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,300
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
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Football games
    26%
  • Friday Night Lights
    18%
  • Painting the rock
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Powderpuff football
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,101
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,882
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,167/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Gainesville High has student diversity and very diverse courses, athletic programs, or extracurricular activities for you to choose from, if you want it they’ve got it! However I believe that they do not always have the right teachers or coaches over these programs which upsets us as students because a lot of the teachers and administrators there hate their job, which reflects on some of the students allowing them to lash out or no longer care.
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Gainesville High School has been nothing but great. I truly feel blessed to be a red elephant. If it weren’t for my teachers or just in general the whole environment of my school I don’t think I would be the Person I am today. My school strives for students to leave high as a successful individual. Not everyone is given the opportunity to attend a school like mine. As I leave I wish to see better improvement in the school food. It’s a complaint from all students at Gainesville High. There’s been lots of complaints on the food. I’ve been there for four years and so far nothing has been done, so it could be changed. Other than that I can honestly say that I love my school and wouldn’t have changed my 4 years at Gainesville for anything in the world!
There are alot of resources available and alot of programs like dual enrollment,internships, AP capsule diploma. I also love the diversity there!