Principal's Welcome

  • 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

Our Story

  • Amos P. Godby High School opened September 6, 1966, as Amos P. Godby Junior High School with grades 7 & 8 (about 250 students). The school shared its campus with the newly created Tallahassee Junior College (present-day TCC). The school colors, royal blue & white, along with the school mascot, a Cougar, were chosen during the opening year. In 1968, now having grades 9-11, the name was changed to Amos P. Godby High School. 
    There have been many changes since that opening year.

    In the '70s the school added a gym, an administration building, sports fields, and a student parking lot. In the '90s, more buildings were added: two classroom wings, an auditorium, a media center and a building for the AFJROTC program. In addition, new land was added to the campus: three athletic fields, including a softball field across Ocala Road and an exit road to High Road.

    From 1996-2006 the school used the 4x4 block scheduling format, allowing students to take more electives and time to recover missing credits. The school was wired for internet connectivity in the 1990s and then added wireless in the early 2000s.
    Learning from the Pandemic of 2020, all students now get a Chromebook to use and teachers make daily use of Canvas to post assignments.

Quick Facts

  • School opened in August 1966
    Mascot - Cougar
    Colors - Royal Blue & White
    Enrollment - 1402 (as of 10/16/2023)
    Ethnic Diversity - 70% African-American, 11% Caucasian, 13% Hispanic, 5% Other/Mixed, 1% Asian
  • 1966




Last Modified on December 13, 2023