Gainesville High School (Georgia)
|Gainesville High School|
|830 Century Place
Gainesville, Georgia, 30501-3002
|School district||Gainesville City School District|
|Teaching staff||68 FTE|
|Student to teacher ratio||17:1|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Team name||Red Elephants|
Gainesville High School is located in Gainesville, Georgia.
Gainesville High School was founded in 1889.
Like the majority of comprehensive high schools in the United States, GHS offers Advanced Placement and honors courses. It also continues to offer vocational curricula. In 2003 the school incorporated a formal Apprenticeship and Mentor Program to tech prep classes.
- Gainesville High School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon award for 2010. This is considered the highest honor an American school can achieve.
- Gainesville High School has been recognized as a State School of Excellence.
- In 2006, students Preston Smith, Robert Whelchel, and Bryan Williams were recognized for superior talent as winners of Southeast Regional Emmy Awards.
- Under the guidance of Pam Ware, the drama department was honored as one of 50 high schools chosen to participate in the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2005, 2008, and 2011.
- GHS has a tradition of Governors Honors participants and National Merit Scholar recipients, with test scores consistently in the top 10% in the state.
GHS teams are known as the Red Elephants. They are the only school in the country with that mascot. They received the name in the 1920s when the announcer announced the football team was coming on the field looking like a herd of "Red Elephants." (This was well before the more publicly known unofficial nickname of The University of Alabama Crimson Tide.)
Red Elephants boys' and girls' golf teams won state in 2012.
2012 Football Season
- Overall Record: (12-3)
- AAAAA Record: 1st
|1||August 30, 2012||West Forsyth||L 30-32||0-1|
|2||September 7, 2012||Buford||W 19-15||1-1|
|3||September 14, 2012||Winder-Barrow||W 69-0||2-1|
|4||September 21, 2012||Apalachee||W 62-20||3-1|
|5||September 28, 2012||Heritage||W 42-14||4-1|
|6||October 5, 2012||Cedar Shoals||W 42-23||5-1|
|7||October 12, 2012||Salem||W 49-6||6-1|
|8||October 19, 2012||Clarke Central||W 49-28||7-1|
|10||November 2, 2012||Loganville||L 41-46||7-2|
|11||November 9, 2012||Flowery Branch||L 34-35||7-3|
|P1||November 16, 2012||Rome||W 41-14||8-3|
|P2||November 23, 2012||Kell||W 61-42||9-3|
|P3||November 30, 2012||Harris County||W 64-13||10-3|
|P4||December 7, 2012||Whitewater||W 28-14||10-3|
" * " Indicates an away game.
Gainesville dominated Ware County 49-13 at the Georgia Dome, winning their first GHSA championship.
2010 Soccer Season
The Gainesville High School boys' soccer team capped off a perfect season with a 2010 GHSA AAA State Championship, their first state championship since 1998. The Red Elephants defeated Woodward Academy War Eagles 5-4 under the coaching of Richard Howard And Ellie Viviant.
Gainesville High School has a strict dress code, which as of 2008 not only prohibits "baggy trousers," "tight and immodest clothing," halter tops, steel-toed boots, and "bedroom slippers," but also "unnatural hair coloring, that is not within the spectrum of human hair coloring," as well as hair coverings of all types.
- Cris Carpenter, former professional baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers)
- Tasha Humphrey, former professional basketball player
- T.J. Jones, professional football player
- Billy Lothridge, All-Pro NFL player
- Billy Martin, former professional football player
- Micah Owings, professional baseball player (Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres)
- Blake Sims, quarterback for Alabama University
- Deshaun Watson, quarterback for Clemson University
- Gainesville City Schools
- Gainesville High School
- Gainesville High School at Gainesville City Schools Online
- "Free US Geocoder". Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- "school-stats.com". Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- Article about students winning Emmy awards
- Article about the GHS theater group going to Scotland
- Article about Edinburgh Fringe Festival participation in Gainesville Times
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