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!
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.
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.
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..
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?
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.
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.
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!!!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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!
The school who saved my son without discrimination! Thanks to Gaither and their great staff my boy is graduating!
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.
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.
An outstanding school with outstanding parent involvement! Highly reccommended!
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