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Spotlight On Our District

  • Gulf Shores City Schools celebrated a huge accomplishment Tuesday morning with the presentation of the Green Ribbon School District award. The district is one of eleven districts in the entire country to receive this honor. State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey made the trip to present the award. Gulf Shores City Schools receives Green Ribbon School District award

  • The field at Gulf Shores Middle School was buzzing with excitement as the annual Gulf Shores High School Earth Day fair took place on April 21. The event was open to all Gulf Shores City School students, and elementary students were encouraged to invite family members to experience all Mother Earth has to offer. Gulf Shores hosts annual Earth Day fair

  • Gulf Shores City Schools students have the opportunity to learn about marine life, up close and personal as they have just added a scuba diving course. Jessica Sampley with Gulf Shores City Schools came up with the idea. Gulf Shores City Schools adding scuba diving course

  • Interested in serving on the Gulf Shores City Schools Board of Education? The city recently announced they will be accepting applications for an open position until April 7. According to Gulf Shores City Schools, the selected applicant will serve a five-year term, which is set to begin on June 1. Gulf Shores City Schools seeks new board of education member

  • The future of hospitality and tourism in Gulf Shores is bright and looking through green-colored glasses. On Wednesday, March 15, students in the Gulf Shores High School hospitality and tourism program welcomed the community to campus for a Farm to Table Harvest dinner and a peek inside the "Small Town, Big Garden" program. The evening was put into the hands of 60 students who planned and created everything from recipe development and cooking to growing the produce and design of the signage. Gulf Shores High students' Farm to Table event showcases hospitality and tourism program

  • Congratulations to our GSES first grade teacher, Mrs. Tiffanie Deese, for being named a WKRG Golden Apple Award Teacher!

  • GULF SHORES ELEMENTARY IS A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL!Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence is an organization that uses a comprehensive approach for school improvement. There are nine categories that the organization focuses on when they come to evaluate a school. To be named a Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School, a school has to score an 80% or higher in every category. The categories evaluated are listed below:

Student Focus and Support
Active Teaching and Learning
Leadership and Educational Vitality
School Organization and Culture
Technology Integration
School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Challenging Standards and Curriculum
Professional Community
Indicators of Success
This process includes surveys taken by all faculty/staff, students who are in 3rd grade and up, and parents. In addition, onsite interviews were conducted with a parent/community focus group, student focus group, and faculty/staff focus group. Two days were spent visiting classrooms, as well as evidence was shared with the evaluation team. This allowed reports and recommendations to be made to the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Board regarding our status of being named a Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Lighthouse School. We are so proud for all our students, faculty and staff, parents and community!
Go Dolphins! MakeWaves!

  • “Being acknowledged as a Green Ribbon School is a testament to out district’s commitment to our core values and providing a learning atmosphere that is innovative and environmentally friendly,” said Gulf Shores City Schools Superintendent Dr. Matt Akin.  Gulf Shores City Schools recognized for environmental education

  • Gulf Shores City Schools has a green thumb and now a green ribbon. The city school district announced Monday it was selected as a recipient of the 2023 Alabama Green Ribbon Schools Award. The award recognizes schools that nurture and promote environmental sustainability education and practices. GSCS is the only district to receive this award across the state and is now nominated to receive the national Green Ribbon School award from the U.S. Department of Education which will be awarded this summer. Gulf Shores City Schools only in state named 2023 Alabama Green Ribbon School District

  • Gulf Shores City Schools (GSCS) is excited to announce that it was selected as a recipient of the 2023 Alabama Green Ribbon Schools Award. The award recognizes schools that nurture and promote environmental sustainability education and practices. GSCS is the only district to receive this award across the state and is now nominated to receive the national Green Ribbon School award from the U.S. Department of Education which will be awarded this summer. GSCS Named 2023 Alabama Green Ribbon School District

  • Congratulations to Sophie Carlson & Sami Ward who attend GSHS! — You are BOTH #SBAwesome! Thank you for your outstanding customer service! Sophie & Sami with Chicken Salad Chick were surprised by our Prize Patrol team and recognized for going "above & beyond with a caring and positive attitude" at work. Thank you both for your OUTSTANDING customer service!
    A big #ShoutOut to our presenting sponsor – 5 Star Air Conditioning!
     Gift certificates courtesy of RJs Seamless Gutters & More.
    Want to know more about the #SBAwesome program? Visit and find out how YOU can nominate someone with outstanding customer service skills! South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce #SB Awesome

  • The Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools has selected 32 schools, from across the state, as Schools of Distinction. Congratulations to Gulf Shores High School for The Summer WAVE Program and Gulf Shores Middle School for Health & Wellness in Education. The CLAS School of Distinction Award recognizes school programs that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama. These exemplary schools/programs will be recognized at an awards luncheon in May. The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and services to students. 208 school programs were nominated for this prestigious recognition. Class Names 2022 Schools of Distinction

  •  Coastal erosion has been called a silent killer, taking away life on our Gulf Coast beaches. Gulf Shores students team up with 'Dune Doctors' to combat beach erosion

  • Almost two hundred Gulf Shores students held class on the beach near the Gulf State Park Pier Thursday, February 16th. Their lesson, learning all about the importance of a healthy dune system and planting thousands of sea oats to help protect not only the sand dunes but all of the creatures that call them home. “It’s been great as an educator to see our students take ownership of where they live,” said Jessica Sampley with Gulf Shores City Schools. Gulf Shores students help re-plant and restore dune system


  • This month's #AASBBoardMemberSpotlight is shining on Kevin Corcoran of Gulf Shores City Schools! Kevin is a longtime advocate for public school education and is committed to the continuous improvement of Gulf Shores schools. Read this month's spotlight to learn more about Kevin Corcoran:

  • Congratulations Gulf Shores Elementary and Middle Schools! Teaching students how to stay healthy has earned you a Be Healthy School Grant award. Be Healthy School Grant Program

  • Something really neat happened Friday at Gulf Shores Elementary school. A kids service club ended this week with an act of kindness. It’s an act that will serve a community that needs a little tlc. One by one they walked into the trailer dropping off supplies they brought for tornado victims in Selma. Gulf Shores Elementary students collect items to give to Selma storm victims

  • Congratulations Faculty, Staff and Students for your hard work! Gulf Shores City Schools Ranked 10th in the State with a Grade of 92! Gulf Shores City Schools earned an “A” on its first-ever state report card. The state report card evaluates many different measures, including graduation rate, chronic absenteeism, and academic achievement. Congratulations to all of our students, teachers, administration and community on helping us continue to #MakeWaves!Alabama's 'A' school districts, ranked 1 to 24 on state report cards

  • GULF SHORES HIGH SCHOOL getting ready for their first home football playoff game ever!! Crews are bringing in extra bleachers and adding a little pizzazz to the field. 

  • Congratulations to Assistant Principal Brittney Reeves on earning the 21st Century grant for GSMS! This competitive grant provides our school with $150,000 each year for 3 years for after school and summer programming, and the opportunities our students get to experience through our head programs is phenomenal. Students are hands on with STEAM, Service Learning, Physical Activity, and more every single day. Ms. Reeves has earned over $1.5 million in grants for GSCS - programs, eSports, virtual reality, bikes, culinary classes, Jedi Academy, a rock wall (coming soon!), and the list goes on!  
    Gulf Shores Middle School after school program receives $150,000 grant

  • Gulf Coast Media - Beachin' has a new Spring 22 (April-June2022) Issue. On page 8, Building Community - Please Keep Off - Dune Restoration Project, spotlights our Gulf State Park naturalists, Dune Doctors, and the teachers and students from Gulf Shores City Schools. Pick up a copy to view how our schools are contributing and making a difference at the beach!

  • Officials with Gulf Shores City Schools said they decided to add the lock system as an extra safety precaution. With the magnetic door lock system, a door is locked automatically once a person enters through it. But in cases when a door stays open, an alert is sent as a warning, and action can be taken to get it locked.   New magnetic door lock system to be installed in Gulf Shores City Schools

  • Summertime for many students and teachers means, "School's out for... summer".  At Gulf Shores City Schools, many of our students and teachers have been participating in several awesome camps on GSCS campuses and surrounding areas in Gulf Shores.
    Summertime at GSCS

  • 'We're not just building boxes' Akin says of Gulf Shores school plan! Gulf Shores Superintendent Dr. Matt Akin is watching a plan for renovations and a new high school come together after a long process of studying the improvements since the city took over the schools in 2018.
    Officials Hope to Open New High School in 2025

  • On February 22-23, Gulf Shores City Schools partnered with Dune Doctors and Gulf State Park Naturalists to host a Planting for Protection (P4P) Event for 185 students to install roughly 4,000 native dune-building plants and initiate a new row of coastal dunes along the Gulf State Park, AL. Planting for Protection is an educational initiative designed by Dune Doctors to promote coastal resiliency through community-based dune restoration.
    Gulf Shores Kids Install 4,000 Native Dune Plants: Planting for Protection at Gulf State Park, Alabama

  • Gulf Shores City Schools announced its Teachers of the Year.

  • Fifth graders at Gulf Shores Elementary are blazing new trails with their Science by the Shore program.
    Gulf Shores Elementary Gets New Bike Barn

  • Gulf Shores City Schools is getting recognized on the national stage for their innovation.
    Recognized for strides in Math and Tech

  • The Gulf Shores Elementary Kiwanis K-Kids Club recently installed a Blessing Box at Gulf Shores Elementary School.
    GSCS installs Blessing Box