Welcome to Amos P. Godby High School

I would like to welcome you to Amos P. Godby High School – Home of the Cougars! Located on the west side of the Capital City, Godby High School continues its rich and storied tradition of excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities. Godby offers so much to students in the form of on and off-campus dual enrollment courses. We are extremely proud of our partnership with Tallahassee Community College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Career Technical Education (CTE) is serving our students well. CTE courses are designed so that students can earn industry level certification, which could mean immediate employability in the area of focus. There is also an array of opportunities for success in the arts and athletics.
The goal at Godby High School is very simple. We support our students as they work to expand their learning in areas of the core curriculum, technology, world language, and performing arts. We pour into our students by exposing them to a balanced curriculum. Teachers are positioned to engage and genuinely support them so that a well-educated and well-rounded student is the byproduct. A very challenging world awaits our graduates. Through the preparation they receive in our learning community, we feel our students will be well prepared. Welcome to Amos P. Godby High School.

Desmond Cole

Principal

Testimonials

Awards/Metrics


  • Student-Teacher Ratio of 17:1


  • 93.6% graduation rate


  • Technologically Advanced Equipment

    Godby has 13 computer labs, 12 mobile labs and nearly 400 iPads on campus.


  • Welding Technology Program & Practical Nursing Program (CNA)

    Taught on Godby’s campus by a certified Lively Technical College instructor.


  • Information Technology industry certifications

    HTML\Website Design, Animation, Microsoft Technology Associate


  • College and workforce readiness programs

About Our School

It is our mission to produce graduates who have the academic, and workforce-ready skillsets necessary to think analytically, and communicate clearly so they can be productive members of our global community. Amos P. Godby High School offers its diverse population an abundance of educational opportunities at the high school, collegiate, STEM and trade levels. While attending traditional classes at Godby, students can choose to be a part of our College Academy and work towards their A.A. degree, Welding certification, participate in the Certified Nursing Assistant’s Program or take to the skies in the Aviation or Engineering programs. In addition to the numerous academic, technology, engineering and trade offerings, Godby has an abundance of team sport opportunities, clubs, art, theater and music electives.

Flying High

Godby’s Academy of Aviation

The Academy of Aviation teaches students fundamental concepts and approaches to aerospace engineering and aviation. Students have the opportunity to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and advanced coursework introduces students to robotic technology.

Hands-on Learning

Safety, Quality Assurance and Leadership

Godby students are introduced to a foundation of integrated manufacturing and taught technical applications of engineering, robotics, automation, and computer modeling skills. Through a hands-on project-driven curriculum, students learn certified transferable skills in instruments, materials, processes, and systems in the advanced manufacturing industry.

Teacher of The Year 2019–2020

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Amos P. Godby H.S.

Teacher of the Year

Susan Barrineau

Susan Barrineau is a 12th-grade graduation counselor. She is a 7-year educational veteran with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s in Counselor Education. Ms. Barrineau is passionate about making a difference in the lives of students, specifically high school seniors.

School History

Amos P. Godby Has a Long History of Innovation and Excellence

Amos P. Godby High School is named after Amos Parker Godby who was born on April 19, 1903, in Kentucky. Mr. Godby played football at Mercer University and came to Florida in 1930 and began his teaching/coaching career in Carrabelle. He later moved on to teach and coach numerous sports at Leon High School. As head football coach from 1935-1944, his teams won five championships and went undefeated in 1940. Mr. Godby became Superintendent of Leon County Schools on January 5, 1945. Highlights of his twenty-year leadership include a $5 million bond issue; the raising of Leon County taxpayers' house assessments to appropriate more money for schools; the accreditation of all Leon County public schools; the construction of Augusta Raa and Elizabeth Cobb Junior Highs and James Rickards Jr.-Sr. High; the transition from the one-room schoolhouse into a consolidated school with more qualified personnel.

Amos P. Godby High School opened in 1966 as Amos P. Godby Junior High School with grades 7 and 8. The school shared its campus with the newly created Tallahassee Junior College (present-day TCC). In 1968, having grades 9-11, the name changed to Amos P. Godby Junior-Senior High School. The first graduating class was in 1970. In later years, the name changed to Amos P. Godby High School when the grades reflected the 9-12 model.

We have a long tradition of offering unique programs, beginning with our Agriculture program, which began with the opening of the school. The program is focused on Horticulture, and students have created a garden on campus. In 1982, Godby activated the first Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp in Leon County, and FL811 is an Air Force JROTC affiliate that is still going strong. Our athletic teams have historic, winning-records and numerous athletes have gone on to collegiate and professional athletic careers.