|West Gadsden High School
HOME OF THE MIGHTY PANTHERS
200 Providence Road
Quincy, Florida 32351
Telephone: (850) 442-9500
Fax: (850) 442-6126
James R. Mills, Principal
Sandra Riggins, Assistant Principal for Curriculum
Rocky Pace, Assistant Principal for Discipline
West Gadsden High School, in partnership with its parents and community members, seeks to instill in its students high standards for academic scholarship, integrity, leadership, and responsible citizenship.
Nurtured and educated students who are career, college, and civic ready
Building Relationships as We Strive for Excellence
West Gadsden High School is the home of the Mighty Panthers. This is a rural community-based public school, located in Gadsden County's smallest municipality (1 square mile), Greensboro, which is about 13 miles west of Quincy, the County Seat.
West Gadsden High School was formed during the summer of 2004 when Chattahoochee High School was closed and the students were merged with students who attended Greensboro High School. Our students are those who formerly attended Chattahoochee Elementary, Greensboro Elementary, and James A. Shanks Middle School. The school name (West Gadsden High School), colors (black, white, and silver), mascot (Panthers), and many other aspects were planned by a council of students representing Chattahoochee and Greensboro High School. The 2007-2008 school term marked the beginning of an era at our new site which is located at 200 Providence Road, on the corner directly across the street from the former Greensboro High School, currently Greensboro Elementary School.
Currently, the enrollment is 460 students, with 223 females and 237 males. There are 281 African Americans (150 males and 131 females); 28 whites (15 males and 13 females); 145 Hispanics (68 males and 77 females); and 6 Multiracial students (3 males and 2 females). 13% of the population is Exception Student Education students while 7% is classified as Limited English Proficient. For the past 4 years starting in 2011, the free/reduced lunch status has been decreasing, but only marginally until 2014. In 2011, the FRL status was 84%, 80% in 2012, and 75% in 2013, but decreased to 50% in 2014. Currently, 78% of the students are considered economically disadvantaged.