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Loften High School

Professional Academies' Magnet @ Loften High School
300 W. University Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32601

United States
Type Public
Motto Every Student, Every Day, engaged and experiencing success.
School district Alachua County School District
Principal Bill McElroy[1]
Vice principal Cheryl Allen[1]
Faculty 27.0 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades Preschool and 9 to 12
Enrollment over 200 [2] (2012-13)
Student to teacher ratio 11.9[2]
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Slogan Straight A's
Sports N/A
Mascot Eagle
Nickname Loften
Team name N/A

The Professional Academies' Magnet @ Loften High School (or W. Travis Loften High School) is a public high school in Gainesville, Florida in the United States. It is part of Alachua County School District and occupies a 174-acre (0.70 km2) campus in a medium-sized community.


Unlike other high schools in the area, Loften is not a school where students are regularly zoned to attend and assigned. Loften remains a "school of choice" where students must actively seek the school out and apply as opposed to simply showing up due to location. While this ensures only students who really want to go actually attend, it also means that Loften has a very small student body. Because of this, Loften averages only 200-300 students in the day time. These students are divided among 18 teachers in a 4-period block schedule.


Loften is home to the Alachua County Continuing Education for Pregnant Teens (ACCEPT). The program focuses on pregnant teens and teen mothers, attempting to continue their education. Loften is the only high school in the area with an on-campus daycare for use by the students. The daycare is provided free of charge and cares for the children from the beginning to the end of a full school day.

Career focus

Beginning in the Fall of 2007, Loften became Alachua County's premier school for career and technical education. In total, it has four career oriented programs including:

  • Academy of Design & Technology (AoDT)
  • Academy of Fire & EMS (Firefighting/Emergency Medical Services)
  • Academy of Automotive Technology
  • Academy of Early Childhood Education


  • Principal: Mr. William McElroy
  • Assistant Principal: Cheryl Allen
  • Dean: Ms. Taylor


  1. ^ a b Administration. Loften High School. Retrieved on 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ a b c W. Travis Loften High School. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2008-04-15.

External links

  • Loften High School online
  • AOIT official page

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