25 Reasons Why We Are
GADSDEN CITY PROUD

  • Gadsden City Schools offers many programs to help students be college and career ready.
  • The ACE Institute—also known as dual enrollment—allows students to earn high school and college credit for the same course.
  • Early Admission allows students to enroll in University of Alabama courses while attending Gadsden City High School.
  • STEP Academy helps students whose needs and circumstances make it difficult to operate efficiently in the fast-paced environment of a traditional high school setting.
  • Advanced Placement enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue university-level studies and earn college credit along with an Honors Diploma.
  • The Pre-Engineering Academy gives students the opportunity to work toward careers in engineering and manufacturing.
  • The Teaching and Learning Academy helps encourage and prepare students to become educators.
  • The Gadsden City High School chapter of the National Technical Honor Society recognizes outstanding career and technical students for education excellence.
  • The Apple Coding Project at Gadsden City High is a partnership between Apple Computers and Gadsden State Community College where Gadsden City High students are offered the opportunity to train for jobs where coding is an essential skill.
  • The Health Science Academy allows students to concentrate their high school coursework in the direction of a potential career in health science.
  • The Performing Arts Academy is designed for juniors and seniors interested in specialized coursework focusing on advanced study or a career in the fine arts/entertainment industry.
  • Gadsden City High School has a $2.4 million career tech center on the main campus of Gadsden City High School.
  • Gadsden City Schools partner with Gadsden State Community College and the City of Gadsden to help make career training a priority at Gadsden City High School.
  • Three Gadsden City Schools middle schools offer career tech programs such as Family and Consumer Sciences and Business Education.
  • 57% of Gadsden City Schools’ staff have a Master’s Degree or higher.
  • More than $9.6 million in scholarships were awarded to 75 seniors in 2017.
  • Gadsden City High School has a strong tradition of Merit Scholars and successful alumnae.
  • In 2017-2018, 50 high school students are taking 94 dual enrollment/AP/early admission classes.
  • Eura Brown Elementary School was a 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award School.
  • The National Technical Honor Society at Gadsden City High School had 68 students in its inaugural class in Fall 2017.
  • More than 900 students take fine arts classes at Gadsden City High School.
  • There are 500+ students in middle school bands.
  • Gadsden City Schools compete at the 7A level in all sports.
  • One third of all high school students play a sport.
  • Gadsden City Schools has more than 600 teachers and staff members with 5,200 students and 12 schools.