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Congratulations to BHS and THS for once again earning Bronze medals in the ranking of Best High Schools according to U.S. News and World Report!
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Welcome!

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 eleven years in a row!  Gilchrist County is ranked in the TOP 10 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.
 


FREE Sports Physicals!

There will be FREE sports physicals at all Palms locations, including:

1830 N Main Street / Bell, Florida       (352) 463-1100
911 S Main Street / Trenton, Florida    (352) 463-6292
410 N Main Street / Chiefland, Florida  (352) 493-7274

Call for same day appointments!  Bring us a dry-good for the "Food for the Needy" collection program.

1-888-730-2374          www.palmsmg.org

Preliminary School Grades Released!

Superintendent Rob Rankin is pleased to announce that preliminary school grades have been released, and both Trenton Elementary and Bell Elementary are still on the honor roll.  With both schools earning a B, this marks the 14th year in a row that TES has been an A/B school and the 15th straight year for BES.  School grades are pending for the high schools, since their grades are based on a weighting of state assessment-based components and other components for which data are not currently available. Although high school grades have not yet been released, preliminary data show that all schools are performing above state average. 

Percentage Scoring as Satisfactory or Higher

School

Reading

Math

Writing

Science

Trenton High

72%

72%

65%

78%

Bell High

66%

71%

61%

68%

Trenton Elementary

66%

67%

61%

62%

Bell Elementary

65%

68%

68%

47%

State Avg. (Prelim)

58%

56%

58%

51%

In addition, the Gilchrist County School District has been awarded an A once again!  Gilchrist County is one of only five school districts in the state to have earned an A since the beginning of Florida’s accountability system.  Currently ranked 8th in the state, Gilchrist County has consistently been in the top ten school districts in Florida for the past 11 years.  Superintendent Rob Rankin attributes this success to the hard work of teachers and students, the diligence of support staff, the involvement of the community, and the continuous support from parents.  “We are proud that our schools have been high performing so consistently.  It’s one thing to have an A school district, but to have a district that earns an A for over a decade is really something to be proud of as a community.”  The district’s Reading, Math, and Science scores are in the top 4 state-wide. 

“We still have work to do,” says Superintendent Rankin. “But I am confident that our students are getting one of the best public educations in the state.” 

High school grades are projected to be released near the end of 2014.


Virtual Instruction Program Open Enrollment

Parents:  Please use the link below to access Gilchrist Virtual School Information and   Intent/Declaration Form.  

Virtual School Information



New Online Registration!
Parents:

Please select the link below in order to access our online registration site for new students.


School Closing Information
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!



Vision Statement

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. 

                                 

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