The Social Studies Department at Amos P. Godby High School is dedicated to preparing our students to be informed and active participants in our democratic republic, which is one of their most important roles as citizens of the United States.
The key is to plant the seeds that will help students grow into the people they are meant to become. Creating a balanced, driven individual is the goal, so I work hard to instill core values while they are learning to love and believe in themselves, others, and their education.
I am the proud mother of three young adults who have experienced a Godby High School education. In the past 7 years that we have been a part of the Cougar Community, I have witnessed teachers and administrators give all of themselves to making sure students are successful in and out of the classroom. Godby’s staff provides a safe environment conducive for young adults to learn, develop and soar. As a Godby parent, I love that the staff is responsive to any of my concerns and view my student’s education as a partnership that we all have a very important stake in. Godby is a place where my young adults have forged friendships, made memories and learned invaluable lessons that will stay with them for life. I have watched them grow in every aspect of their lives from the education and experiences they have received from Godby.
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
An Exceptional Education
Modern learning opportunities
Every classroom at Godby has an interactive whiteboard mounted digital projector and sound enhancement system. Teachers also have access to document cameras and learner response systems like ActivExpressions.
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.
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
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.