Welcome to Gordon Parks High School


Join us on Thursday 9/18 at Arnellia's restaurant for the first annual Gordon Parks' "School Year Kick Off" event.  Doors will open at 5PM and the event lasts until 7.  Food and non-alcoholic beverage will be served. The show will include a live musical performance by acclaimed percussionist Kevin Washington, student-produced work, recognition of Seniors predicted to graduate this year, 14/15 school year academic goals from Principal Gauer, and an opportunity for parents and community members to shape our curriculum for the coming year. This is a family friendly event. See you then!


Welcome to Gordon Parks High School. We are proud to be the Saint Paul Public School’s alternative high school. Our staff and students work hard to live and achieve within the legacy of Gordon Parks himself. We offer flexible programming, media-infused courses and curriculum, a supportive advisory program to help keep our students on track for graduation, and a host of community partnerships, internships, and job support activities for our students. More ...

School Profile

Our Principal

I am Traci Gauer, the proud principal of Gordon Parks High School since 2013-14 school year. I have worked in SPPS since 1996. Prior to becoming a principal I worked as a Business and Marketing Education teacher and an administrator for Career and Technical Education and Alternative Education. I also worked in business in the IT and finance fields before becoming an educator.  I believe my experiences in business and education complement each other so I can lead a learning environment focused on college and careers.

Contact Us

1212 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

School hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.

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