J. W. Mitchell High School

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J. W. Mitchell High School
J.W. Mitchell High School Logo.jpg
2323 Little Road
New Port Richey, Florida, 34691
United States
Coordinates 28°11′34″N 82°40′01″W / 28.192893°N 82.66684°W / 28.192893; -82.66684Coordinates: 28°11′34″N 82°40′01″W / 28.192893°N 82.66684°W / 28.192893; -82.66684
School type Public
Established 2000
School district Pasco County Schools
CEEB Code 101560
Principal Jim Michaels
Teaching staff 139 (as of 2006-07)
Gender coed
Enrollment 2,531 (2010)
Average class size 28
Student to teacher ratio 22:1 (as of 2010)
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Slogan Empowered by Community, Driven by Integrity, Dedicated to Excellence
Mascot Mustang
Newspaper Hoofbeat
Yearbook The Stampede

J. W. Mitchell High School (also called Mitchell or MHS), is a public high school in New Port Richey, Florida, and is next to Seven Springs Middle School. The current principal is Mr. Jim Michaels and the school is one of the largest in Pasco County Schools.


J. W. Mitchell High School opened at the start of the 2000-01 school year, designed to relieve overcrowding at River Ridge and Gulf High Schools. Its first graduating class was in 2002. The school is named for James Mitchell, a rancher, community leader and businessman. His wife Dorothy served on the school board for about 20 years.

State championships[edit]

During the 2009-2010 season, the Mustangs secured Pasco county's first ever soccer state championship. They beat Jacksonville Stanton 1-0, February 18, 2010.

During the 2011-2012 season, Mitchell's Hockey team won their first state championship. They beat Spanish River in Coral Springs, FL 10-2.

During the 2013-2014 season, Mitchell's Hockey team won their second state championship. They beat Seminole in Brandon, FL 9-1.


The schools JROTC is currently the largest in the school's history.

Mitchell offers a wide range of classes including: Duel enrollment (Through Pasco–Hernando State College), Advanced Placement, and through F. K. Marchman Technical Center.


  • Tina Tiede (2000–2004)
  • Ric Mellin (2004-2009)
  • Jim Michaels (2009–present)

Notable alumni[edit]


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