Principal's Message

  • Principal David Shelnutt

    On behalf of the entire faculty, staff, and administration, welcome to Gainesville High School! GHS is the second largest high school in Alachua County, serving over 1,800 students. Our students continue to excel in academics, extra-curricular activities, sporting events, and community service. Our faculty and staff are passionate and dedicated in challenging our students to achieve their full potential. We have a wonderfully diverse Hurricane family that strives to continue the long and proud Hurricane tradition in our community. GHS consistently ranks in the top schools in the nation in the Washington Post’s index. GHS consistently has one of the very top athletic programs in the state. Our students earn numerous local, state, and regional awards in many activities. We are all working towards our goal of a 100% graduation rate. I hope that you will become an active member of the Hurricane community and develop the same sense of pride in wearing purple and white.

    Go Canes!

    David Shelnutt

    Principal