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 eleven years in a row! Gilchrist County School District has been featured on MSN for being the best school district in Florida! For more information on this #1 ranking, 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.
Statewide Assessments to Be Administered the Week of March 28th:
Grade 3 students will be taking their Statewide Reading Assessment beginning on Tuesday, March 29th and their Statewide Math Assessment beginning on March 31st. Each assessment includes two sessions with only one session being administered each day.
Grade 4 students will be taking their Statewide Math Assessment beginning on Thursday, March 31st. The Assessment includes two sessions with only one session administered each day.
The Statewide Grade 10 Retake Reading Assessment will be administered on March 30 and March 31 to all students who need to retake their Grade 10 Assessment. The Assessment includes two sessions with only one session being administered each day. First time Grade 10 students will take their Statewide Assessment on April 20.
As you may be aware, work on the historic “Old Gym” located at Trenton Elementary School has started! The building was built in 1939-1940, and was moved from the Trenton High School campus in 2004. Now, through grant dollars, we are starting work on restoring the building. In addition to the restoration of the building itself, there are plans to pave a path to the historic gym using commemorative bricks purchased by the community and engraved with names. Many community members have already supported this project by purchasing commemorative bricks to be used in the walkway to the gym. We are happy to announce that you have not missed out on the opportunity to be included in this historic project! At this time, we are once again opening up the sale of these commemorative bricks. We understand the significance and historical value of this long-awaited restoration, so we want to be sure that everyone has the opportunity to be included. If you would like to purchase a brick, the cost is $100 and the order form is available HERE. To order, simply fill out the order form, make your check payable to TES, and submit to the front office or committee member Ms. Jo Smith. Your brick can include up to three lines with 16 characters per line (including spaces). Your brick can be engraved with your business name or family name, can be dedicated to a loved one, can be purchased in honor of a cancer survivor, or can simply be engraved with your name as a supporter of this project. There are many options, but just be sure not to miss out.
If you have already purchased a brick, but would like to update your message or order additional bricks, please complete the form and return to Ms. Jo Smith at 4550 SW CR 232 / Bell, Florida 32619. For questions regarding brick sales, Ms. Smith can be reached at (352) 226-0754. Thank you for your continued support of this historical project!
We need your help to make Florida's 2015-16 ESE Parent Survey a success!
Each year, the Florida Department of Education surveys parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well your child's school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child's education. All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Make your voice heard!
This web-based survey is open as of February 1, 2016. The survey closes on May 31, 2016. You may complete the survey online at the link below OR request a paper survey from your child's school. Your feedback is important to us.
Virtual Instruction Program Open Enrollment
Parents: Please use the link below to access Gilchrist Virtual School Information and Intent/Declaration Form.
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.