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.
Superintendent Rob Rankin announced that the Gilchrist County School District earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission meeting held on January 23, 2014.
SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term.
“Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators,” stated Superintendent Rankin.
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. Trenton High School and Bell High School both earned "A"s. This marks the 12th year in a row that THS has earned a school grade of an "A" or "B." BHS has earned an "A" for 8 years straight.
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!
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 2013-14 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.
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.