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Gulf Shores City Schools consist of three schools and one academy - Gulf Shores Elementary School (Grades PreK-5), Gulf Shores Middle School (Grades 6-8), Gulf Shores High School (Grades 9-12), and Gulf Shores Virtual Academy (Grades K-12). The Gulf Shores City Schools set high expectations for students to reach their full potential. Our programs incorporate traditional and innovative instructional strategies based on the latest research, best practices and our core values. Our goal is to incorporate 21st century learning skills into our academic and co-curricular programs, providing coordinated networks of support for our PreK-12 learners, fostering the social-emotional development of students, and building a professional culture of learning for faculty and staff.

Congratulations to GSCS Admin, Students, Teachers, Staff, and Parents for earning Straight A’s on the 2023 State Report Card.


In 2022, the Gulf Shores City Schools were named the 10th-ranked school system in the state of Alabama out of 145 districts in the most recent Alabama Department of Education State Report Card

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Middle School
High School

Governing Principals

Purpose Statement:

The purpose of Gulf Shores City Schools is to provide engaging learning environments, rigorous academics, and to incorporate the unique resources of our community to empower all students to achieve success.



District Enrollment:

Gulf Shores Elementary School - 1164
Gulf Shores Middle School - 593
Gulf Shores High School - 873
Virtual Academy - 42

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