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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
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Gaither High School is an above average, public school located in Tampa, FL. It has 2,020 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Gaither High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1130
410 responses
Average ACT
25
116 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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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
    B+
Median Household Income
$60,936
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$978
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,100
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
Report
  • Special olympics
    24%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Pep- Rallies for football games, new sport seasons
    12%
  • Multicultural Assembly
    10%
  • Club day
    9%
  • Ice cream day
    8%
  • Band warm ups
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,020
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,224
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,982/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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I am a current sophomore at Gaither and I am loving it, my favorite school that I have gone to thus far. I moved quite a lot growing up and when I entered high school, I was also new to the state but Gaither felt like an immediate home. There truly is something for every single student. I feel like a part of a beautiful community and lovely people. The spirit is unlike anything, which you can feel on friday nights in the Death Valley Stadium. Go Cowboys!
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Ever since I got to Gaither back in August in my senior year I have only experienced good things. Both the students and the faculty there are very nice and patient. The teachers, especially Mr. Alma (English), Mrs. Trumbach (Government), and Mr. Saunders (Economics); have made a great impact on my life in the little time that I've met them. I'm glad I'll be graduating from here!
I moved to Florida during the end of my sophomore year. When I first heard the news that we're moving, the instant fear i got was changing schools and coming to a completely new environment that I had never been in. I was afraid that I wouldn't make friends or make any sports team, I was afraid of the school itself. During my first month here i loved it! In fact, my first DAY, I was welcomed with hugs and new friends! Now my junior year, i have great friends, am on the cheer team, great teachers, and love everything about Gaither!