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! Recently, Gilchrist County was 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.
Parents: Please be aware that we are now in the open enrollment period for Gilchrist District Virtual School. If you are interested in additional information, please click HERE.
We are now offering a Fee-Based Summer Program at TES and BES!
- Open to students currently in PK through 5th Grade at TES or BES
- Fees due a week in advance
- Open June 10 through August 1, Monday-Thursday, closed 4th of July
- 7:30am to 5:30pm
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks will be provided
- Transportation to and from community sites will be available
Click HERE to apply today!
School Grades have been released! Congratulations to both Trenton Elementary and Bell Elementary Schools for once again receiving an "A" school grade. The Florida Department of Education has released schools grades for the high schools, with Bell High School receiving an A for the 7th year in a row, and Trenton High School receiving a B. Students at all four schools performed very well, despite tougher assessments and higher achievement level cut scores. As Florida continues efforts to raise school performance, the state's school grades are being calculated using more rigorous standards and new achievement levels.
"This has been a year of tremendous change for Florida's students, teachers, and schools," said Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson. "Florida's economic future depends on preparing our students for success. The high standards we have in place today will help our students prepare for college, the workforce and life. I am confident that we are on the right path to prepare our students to compete with the best in the nation and around the world."
Florida has raised expectations for school grades five times in the past ten years. The results show that after an initial drop, school grades improved consistently in the years that followed. As Florida moves toward implementing the Common Core State Standards in 2014-15, the progress seen over the next few years will smooth the transition to the more challenging standards.
The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child's school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families.
This survey is for parents of students with individual educational plans (IEP) receiving special education services during the 2012-13 school year. All information provided will remain confidential. You may submit one online survey for each child receiving services. Informational brochures are available in ENGLISH and ESPAÑOL.
New High School Graduation Requirements
During the 2010 legislative session, the Florida Legislature approved new high school graduation requirements. The new requirements will be phased in beginning in the 2010-2011 school year. They cover primarily science and mathematics courses. Although the total number of math and science courses needed to graduate with a standard diploma will remain the same (4 credits in math and 3 credits in science), the specific courses required within each category have been revised. The new graduation requirements will take effect based on the year that students enter 9th grade. The new requirements are outlined here.
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!