About Gainesville

  • Gainesville is called home to nearly 17,000 residents and is the county seat for Cooke County in north central Texas. 

    The community of Gainesville is overwhelmingly welcoming and people will greet you with a firm handshake, a warm hello, and a smile.  Gainesville inspires people to become hometown heroes every day.  The citizens of this great community are generous with their dollars and, most importantly, their time and volunteer efforts.  This is what makes Gainesville stand above the rest.  Gainesville ISD is an integral part of the community, and the community is an integral part of Gainesville ISD.

    The motto for the city of Gainesville is “Totally Texas, All American”, and for good reason.  In 2001, Gainesville, Texas became the only city in America to host our nation’s highest decorated heroes annually to promote patriotism and celebrate the heroism of the recipients.  As a result, in 2012, Gainesville was named the “most patriotic town in America". The Medal of Honor Host City Program is ingrained in the fabric of the community through and through.  Gainesville ISD is proud to be a part of the Medal of Honor annual celebration, and promotes patriotism within our schools.  

    Gainesville ISD students have the bonus of having the North Central Texas College main campus located in Gainesville just minutes from Gainesville High School.  Due to this tremendous partnership, GHS boasts an overwhelming number of dual credit opportunities for students beginning in 9th grade.  NCTC offers both academic and technical courses for high school students and those who want to obtain a top of the line education at an affordable price.  

    The beliefs and values of the community of Gainesville are reflected in the students and staff at Gainesville ISD.