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Class 1A Football State Champions!
Welcome to the Gilchrist County School District website! We are an "A" school district that is working hard toward fulfilling every student's potential through rigorous programs, relevant instruction, and meaningful relationships. Gilchrist County Schools have been recognized throughout the state for our high expectations and proven results. The hard work of our teachers, students, and parents has resulted in receiving an "A" grade under Florida's accountability system for the past nine years in a row! Gilchrist County is ranked in the TOP 5 school districts in the entire state. For more information on district rankings, please click here.
Gilchrist County is a small and rural school district with a total of approximately 2700 students attending two elementary schools and two combination middle/high schools. Our schools offer comprehensive programs to prepare students for future endeavors. Our hard-working students, dedicated teachers, and involved parents have allowed Gilchrist County Schools to continue to meet challenging standards year after year. We are proud of our schools and our community.
Please explore this site for additional information on programs, services, and opportunities available in our district.
The Gilchrist County School District would like to announce that School Grades have been released by the Florida Department of Education. Trenton Elementary School has once again earned an “A” school grade and has been an “A” school for 11 consecutive years. Bell Elementary School has been rated as a “B” school, which marks the 14th year in a row that this high performing school has been designated by FLDOE as an “A/B” school. High school grades are pending release.
Superintendent Rob Rankin is proud to share that the district, as a whole, has once again earned an “A” rating, continuing the tradition of excellence that has historically been demonstrated. “The Gilchrist County School District has never earned a district grade less than an “A” since the inception of the school grading system,” said Superintendent Rankin. “We are so proud of the work that our teachers, staff, students, parents, and administration have done to make this happen again this year.”
Department of Education records indicate that Gilchrist County is ranked second out of the 67 counties in test scores, and is one of only five districts in the state to earn an “A” for the 2012-13 school year.
Parents: Please be advised that weather or emergency related school closing information will be posted here if possible. Keep in mind that the district only makes the decision to close or open schools in times of inclement weather or emergency. As the parent, you must make the decision as to whether it is safe for your individual child to attend school.
Always watch this site for any school closing information. Please keep abreast of emergency and weather situations and stay safe!
To continually provide high performing schools that include diversified experiences for all students so that they exit college and/or career ready, are productive, contributing citizens, and have an appreciation for and willingness to serve their community.