School Information

  • Gibbs High School - Home of the Gladiators Gibbs High School - Home of the Gladiators  

    Address: 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711 

    Phone: (727) 893-5452 

    Fax: (727) 893-5461 

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Barry Brown 

    School Hours: 7:10 AM  -  1:55 PM


    Jonathan C. Gibbs High School (Gibbs) is one of the oldest public schools in Pinellas County and boasts a rich heritage. Gibbs is named after Jonathan C. Gibbs, an African American who served as Florida’s first African American Secretary of State in 1868, and the first African American to serve as State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1873. Prior to opening in 1927, there was no high school in St. Petersburg for African Americans. Gibbs became desegregated in 1971.

    In 1979, the artistically talented program, currently called the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA), began providing a comprehensive educational program of artistic, academic and creative development and preparation. In 1998, The Pinellas Academy for the Technical Arts (PATA), began providing instruction that blends business and technological skills and knowledge into academic courses. Now called Business, Economics, Technology Academy (BETA), the magnet program is a response to a strong need for skilled, high-tech workers.

    Mission: Foster cooperative relationships within our school community and create a collaborative environment in which all students graduate. 

    School Vision: For 100% of our students to achieve post-secondary readiness and become active and contributing members of society.

    School Song

    Dear Gibbs High School,
    From thy shrine we’ll ne’er part.
    Memories, loyalty, will e’er be in every heart.
    Our alma mater, we’ll love and protect thee.
    From thee, our voices raise
    A hymn, a prayer, of our loyal praise.
    Dear God, protect Gibbs High School
    Through the years,
    May she stand e’er aright,
    Drive away her fears and tears.
    Fly high our banner of blue and gold,
    For thee, all voices are raised.
    A prayer for eternity.