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600 East 15th Ave
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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(251) 968-4747
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August 23, 2014
My son is a recent graduate. I disagree with the reviews about administration. Dr. Rosado always made time to help us with any issues my child had with the few teachers who made unfair or unethical decisions. Even with that being said, I can understand the frustration teachers may feel with trying to teach children of affluent and wealthy parents. They can often feel entitled and above the rules. I would like to thank Dr. Rosado and his administration for always being there to listen to a single mother with no influence in the community. I suggest parents get a grip on their children, and I also challenge teachers to not let these children stop them from fulfilling their responsibilities and passion to teach and mentor. I can't give the school a 5 star rating due to classroom instruction, but I also understand the Digital Renaissance initiative is very young and it will take some time to perfect management and monitoring. We all know there's work to be done in this area.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2014
Poorly run school. The administration is more focused on promoting digital renaissance than they are on the students. Students report problems and how or if they are addressed is inconsistent.Education is the last priority at this school. Sad the potential being wasted.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2014
Gshs is a joke. You can graduate at the top of your class and not be close to prepared for college level courses. The administration is mostly concerned with appearances. All the students have Mac books which are primarily used to watch movies and play games. There are very few talented educators. There are major drug problems. The students are spoiled rich kids that have no respect for each other or for authority. Time for someone new running this school before the current principal runs it completely into the ground while trying to promote himself at the expense of students.

- submitted by a teacher

April 19, 2013
Reading past reviews, I can't seem to believe them. If they are true, then this school changed drastically since then.. Its terrible.

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2010
I was a student here who graduated in 2005 with a 3.5 GPA. It was a great school to attend. The teachers and the extracurricular activities were excellent. The band program was great, which I was a member of. It is also a good school socially. I made some good friends while I was here from classes I took and activities I participated in. It was a great school to attend.

- submitted by a student

April 04, 2009
This is an amazing school, i went here and loved it. I had come from a much larger school and went to this on eand it was incredible. The teachers actually care if the students suceed or not, and the make learning really fun. I have a 3.7 average when I attended. also, socially you can grow. This is a greatttt school!

- submitted by a student

January 21, 2008
As a former student I would rate GSHS as a superior school in academics. The teachers who instructed me were excellent at making difficult material interesting. The natural beauty and high living standard of the area attract high quality educators. However, due to the fact that many of the kids who attend the school are quite wealthy and have spent most of their lives in the area, it can be quite difficault for many children to fit in and adjust. In short, the school is academicallly outstanding, but socially stunted.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2008
As a 2005 Graduate of Gulf Shores High School, I attribute my successes to my years here. The faculty taught me to embrace my individuality and to become who I want to be. I currently attend The University of Montevallo, where I edit the campus newspaper, hold high offices in my sorority and Student Government, and produce my own radio and TV Network from 6PM-12AM on weekdays. Gulf Shores High School is big on academics as well as extracurriculars and philanthropic projects. It was at this school where I found my humanitarian niche. The only thing I find that could be seen in a negative way is that a lot of the students have gone to school with each other their whole lives. Could be bad on the new kids. I have lived in Orange Beach my whole life... never had this problem.

- submitted by a student

September 24, 2006
I am currently a student at GSHS. Its alot of fun and they make learning fun, they try their hardest to make the school a better place to be and i just LOVE it!!

- submitted by a student

December 29, 2005
Pros - In my opinion, Gulf Shores High School is one of the better schools in the county. Academics are challenging at multiple levels from basic to AP style courses. As a producer of scholars all the essentials are there but the students and parents must provide the intellectual capital and personal motivation to succeed. Principal Tyler is a singularly dedicated individual whose leadership and concern for the welfare of students is exceptional. Yes! Parents should be more involved and not throw their children at a public institution and expect to automatically get scholars--it takes work and dedication. True, sports at GSHS have not taken the front seat, something nearly unheard of by folks who forget that school is first and foremost about gaining a basic foundation for further academic success. Along the way, kids grow up and learn to work with others. Keep up the good work GSHS. S.A.S.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2005
im graduating from gulf shores this coming year, and my brother graduated 4 years prior. gshs is pretty small, the school isnt very inviting, and alot of the kids here have all grown up together, making it difficult to jump in with everyone. there are amazing teachers here and horrible ones just trying to get dome with teaching so they can get to their personal lives. academics are good, but not as challenging as alot of other school outside of alabama. there isnt a big art or music program. football is no big deal... never had a winning season. i dont know about parent involement, im sure theyll let you give them money if you to though. gulf shores isnt a bad school, you just need an acquired taste.

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2005
I go to gulf shores high school as of right now and I would say as of behalf of my part this is a very nice, clean, and safe school to be in. one of the really good things at GSHS is the education and great teachers.

- submitted by a student

June 14, 2005
i was i freshman at gulf shores last year and it was horrible..im now going to a diff school..i hated gs..the school is more concerned with if their students are wearing proper uniform than who needs help in math..they do have SOME very good teachers but over all the school stinks..the only ones who like it are the 'star' athletes..

- submitted by a student

June 10, 2005
To respond to the comment about drug use, there is only so much that the administration can do about the drug problem in the 8 hours that the kids are there each day. The obvious problem lies within the households of these children and the parenting that they have or have not received. In my opinion, the administration at GSHS has done a wonderful job of making the school a much more enjoyable environment for both students and faculty, and I think that the majority would agree.

- submitted by a student

June 03, 2005
The new administration is leading the school in a positive direction.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2005
Both of my children grew up in the Gulf Shores area. I have to say that Gulf Shores High School has been a very bad experience for my family.There is limited parent involvement and this is due to the very unfriendly office staff,and thelack of concern for the students on behalf of the principal. The students are not monitored. The students are doing drugs in the bathrooms and in the parking lot. The reason the Sports program struggles is because of athletes that are allowed to use drugs and the coaches pretend they don't know so they can keep what 'star' athletes they have. They were supposedly starting a drug testing for all athletes for the 2004-05 school year, yet, as of January 2005, it has not been used. My children have been pulled out and will attend school elsewhere. Don't let your child attend this school.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2004
The school has a very good, new and hard working staff. Sports are getting better also. I graduated from here and I say it was a great school with a hard working staff.

- submitted by a student

September 15, 2004
School is a very good academic school. Its grades are one of if not the highest in Alabama. The whole county has to wear uniforms but this does not seem to affect the schools students with there overall grades.

- submitted by a student
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Gulf Shores High School
600 East 15th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL  36542
(251) 968-4747
Last modified Gulf Shores High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gulf Shores High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top