« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
9-12
Public
Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 2,094

Contact this school

16200 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

School website
(813) 975-7340
(813) 975-7349
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Gaither High School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
September 13, 2014
Gaither is a good school to go to if you are looking into the athletics program but the student affairs office staff is very rude to parents, students, and other staff members. They do encourage individuality and having fun at pep rally's etc.. but also dont show much respect to students and most teachers allow the students to cuss, have out phones and put on inappropriate media without the parents consent.

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2014
This school is fantastic for academics, sports and their very large marching band program. The band program has had an instrumental affect on many kids. So, many of the kids are high achieving and a lot of that is just the hard work and determination that they show for both the band program and their academics. I have been impressed all 3 years that my daughter has been there and look forward to her final year as well as when my younger child attends Gaither. The entire staff at Gaither is incredibly dedicated and cares tremendously about the student body. Responses from teachers and staff from phone calls or emails is quick aside from what we know to be busy times (beginning of year, FCAT testing or AP testing). In those cases, the teachers have their hands full. The kids are wonderful and truly treat one another with the utmost respect. Fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2013
This school, admin, teachers and staff will make youy thrive if you wish. They will pick you up when you are down, and show you humility when you reach the top of the world.

- submitted by a student
July 05, 2013
Very nice school, excellent administration, great students, tutoring available. However, horrible staff teachers in the Exceptional Education Department. They have no clue, as how to help students with LLD or exceptional education needs in any core academic area such as math, reading and/or science. The football coach does not return parent phone calls, teachers do not respond to emails. Regular education teachers are excellent. Overall, this would be a five star school if they did an overhaul within the Exceptional Education department, encouraged/afforded more students to play sports, and worked harder at helping all students succeed.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2013
Both my boys had a great 4 years here. My oldest was involved in the Band program which is one of the best in the county. My youngest just graduated and participated on both the baseball and football programs, which were both well run. Academics were challenging, and they both graduated with over a year of college credits and earned several academic scholarships. I was pleased with both the administration and faculty, and would recommend this high school to any parent looking for a solid school that supports both the arts and athletics..

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2012
Next year I will be attending high school somewhere. I was looking at Gaither but i am out of the district. Does anyone have a reccomendation on how to get in?

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2012
The Great Schools 5 out of 10 mark is based on the Florida FCAT results, which is not an accurate representatation of the school. Gaither, like many Florida schools, has a population of latinos still learning the english language. This has an affect on the overall average of the FCAT. Not to mention that the FCAT grading scale was changed and is being changed again. Recommend actually going to the school and meeting the staff and kids, in person.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2011
my daughter attended gaither high at first she really didnt want to, but now she doesnt want to leave and her grades started shooting sky high. she went from a d or c student to an a b student. i'm so proud of her and i thank the teachers/staff of gaither high school for making her feel more excited about school.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2011
hello my name is denise and this well be me and my son's first year next year to be part of gaither being new to the area to come!!! reading the review seems like it will honor my incrediable son attiude he's president and multipy culcutre leader of his school sounds like he will and i will make a great fit!!!! can't wait to join the family see you soon!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
It is the best school in the world because everyone gets along here and we all have a good time. We have so much to offer in clubs, guidance, and friendship!

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2009
It is my son's first year in high school and he is happy to be going to Gaither the school administrators this year are very helpful and friendly I have always heard good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
no rating August 12, 2009
I am having the same problem with returned phone calls or emails. What do you have to do to get someone to return a call.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
This school is fine when you are attending it- but once you graduate- Good Luck getting a return phone call or email! I have been writing and asking for some information regarding a transcript for over a week now and just got an email back saying, 'Can't help with this, sorry.' Wow, very helpful! So once you graduate, don't expect them to be there or help you in any way, shape or form. They are terrible with that!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
This school is the worst, most of the teachers don't care and the admistrators are just as bad. They never return phone calls, emails. IF this the best the public schools can do our children are at a tremendous disavantage.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
June 26, 2008
I'm so happy my daughter attended Gaither.She was not happy moving here from Chicago at first ,but soon made some wonderful friends. She became very active with the different clubs and school activities changing her from shy and soft spoken to a very confident young women. The AP classes helped prepare her by giving her a sampling of what to expect in college. She will attend USF this fall and i can't tell you how excited we all are. Thanks Gaither!! Job Well Done!!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
August 19, 2007
I LOVE the Gaither band program! It is such a good influence on the students. It is great excercise and teaches them many life-long values like responsibility and social skills. The instructor and volunteer parents and adults from other schools and parts of the state are extremely helpful. I wish I still had kids in the Gaither band so i could be a part of it all over again - send your children here and get them involved in the MARCHING COWBOYS!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2007
I love this school! The teachers here are all amazing and they really care about the students! I am going to send all of my children here!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
May 09, 2007
The school who saved my son without discrimination! Thanks to Gaither and their great staff my boy is graduating!

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2006
Very impressed with this school. My son just started here and love it. The Band program is great and the students are highly motivated. I feel very fortuante to have him attend Gaither.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2006
I consider Gaither High School one of the top five schools in hillsborough county. It's a fantastic school with a caring staff. Their classes provides great education for those who are interested in learning. Gaither also has various extracurricular activities for every kid to join. Gaither highschool is most likely to be the number one school in Tampa.

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
June 15, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
March 10, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
no rating February 08, 2006
An outstanding school with outstanding parent involvement! Highly reccommended!

- submitted by a teacher
February 02, 2006
I'm deeply disappointed in the education programs at Gaither. The teachers do not have enough passion to be teaching. If they would care a little more about the all the children's education instead of what they are wearing, the school might actually be in the top 5% in Florida, like their vision states.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
I love the school. Gaither has a great band, orchaestra and chorus. They also have high ranking sports teams. Everyone at the school is involved and evryone is in at least one of the awsome programs there.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
May 06, 2005
Gaither has come a long way, I would say it is a good school

- submitted by a former student
March 06, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
May 03, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
January 16, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
August 23, 2003
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2003
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
August 11, 2003
This high school was very safe. I went to this high school for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. I graduated in the year 2000. Awesome professors that had many different methods of teaching. These were teachers that cared about your progress. There was always something to do at this school. Football games, recycling cleanup events, clubs, and many other extracurricular activities were available at this school. Many of my friends were in the music department. The school has an awesome band. Some of the teachers that I remember were Ms. Catoi(I think that is how ou spell it) she was the Biology teacher. Ms. Schnake was a great Math teacher(I had her for homeroom). She would always dedicate her time after school to help some students with any math questions such as Calculus. There were many other great teachers at this school. This school also had many different AP and Honors classes available, such as Calculus, Statistics, Physics, English, and Spanish were some. Overall great!!!

- submitted by a former student
July 18, 2003
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: November 03, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Gaither High School
16200 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL  33618
(813) 975-7340
Last modified Gaither High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gaither High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top