Gilchrist County Public Schools


Gilchrist County Public Schools


Welcome to Gilchrist County School District Our District was the first District to achieve all A's in the Florida School Grade Reports. Why Teach in Gilchrist County? * Our A+ Schools * Gilchrist County is the first and only Florida School District to receive all A's in the State of Florida school grade system. * Our teachers, staff, parents, students, and community members work together toward our vision of achieving "world class" status in public education. Click on the hotlink below to read the Gainesville Sun Newspaper article: "Gilchrist gets A for effort as its schools all get A's on FCAT" Gainesville Sun Article: Click on the hotlink below to read the Florida School Grades Reports (state-wide): Special Message from the Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce: You've heard the song, "Way down upon the Suwannee River".....well that's just where we are! The Suwannee River is the entire western boundary of Gilchrist County. We are a small county, covering only 348 square miles with a population of little more than 14,000. Gilchrist County was the last county formed in the State of Florida. It originally was to be called "Melon County", recognizing the area's agriculture. However, it was named for a former Florida governor, Albert H. Gilchrist, on December 5, 1925. Gilchrist County has grown 49 percent over the last 10 years due mostly to folks moving north from South Florida's urban living. We have two "towns", Trenton and Bell. Each has a middle/high school and an elementary school. We are within an hour's drive of the University of Florida, St. Leo University, Santa Fe Junior College, Lake City Community College, Central Florida Community College, and Florida Southern University, so our graduates have many choices for continuing their education.

Mission Statement

Rural area with high priority on educating our children describes the vision of our community. Our school system is one of the highest rated districts in Florida under the Florida School Grades Program. Most recently, our schools were featured on MSN for being rated as the Best School District in Florida by Start Class after analyzing a large amount of data from the US Dept of Education. Our teachers, parents, and students work extremely hard to ensure that we are serving our overall purpose - to fulfill every student's potential and prepare them for what tomorrow holds.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Gilchrist County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Gilchrist County School District uses E-Verify for Employment Eligibility Verification through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and reports all new hires, re-hires, and temporary employees to the Florida Department of Revenue through the Florida New Hire Reporting Center; per Florida Statute 409.2576 and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, 42 U.S.C 653A.

Gilchrist County Public Schools

310 NW 11TH AVE, TRENTON, FL 32693-3804