Florida State University School
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|Florida State University School|
|Principal||Director: Dr. Lynn Wicker
Principal: Dr. Elvis Epps
Secondary: Mr. Rob Dill
Elementary school: Angela Wills
|Location||Tallahassee, Florida, USA|
Florida State University School (FSUS) is a laboratory school affiliated with Florida State University. Despite its common moniker, "Florida High", it actually serves grades kindergarten through 12th grade. FSUS is a charter school located within the Southwood community in the southeast part of Tallahassee, Florida, USA. FSUS is sponsored by Florida State University's College of Education.
The school was founded in 1857 as the Primary Department of the Florida Institute, and from 1954 until 2001, was located on the FSU campus. Photo of old Florida High, located on FSU main campus However, the university's interest in building a medical school at Florida High's location necessitated the school moving off campus. In 2001, the new Florida High building in Southwood was opened.
Relationship with FSU
FSUS is a demonstration school for exploring teaching techniques as well as being an education center where teachers may observe and participate in best teacher practices; and a vehicle for the dissemination of research findings. FSUS and the Florida State University schools collaborate for research, observations, etc. with Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College.
After the school's relocation to Southwood, there was some consideration of the school severing its ties with the university. However, that proposal was rejected by Florida High's faculty.
Florida High has approximately 1700 students that represent Florida's population demographics. The school has programs in the academics, as well as art, foreign language, and athletic programs.
In the spring of 2007, Florida High's girls basketball team defeated Parkway High School to win the 3A State Championship. During the fall of 2007, Florida High's football team posted a perfect regular season record including a 40-0 shutout of Leon County High School, the oldest and largest high school in Tallahassee.
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