Jupiter Community High School

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Jupiter Community High School
Jupiter Community High School.jpg
Jupiter High School Entrance
Address
500 North Military Trail
Jupiter, Florida, Palm Beach County, 33458
United States of America
Information
School type Public, high school
Founded 1965
Opened 2003 (Current School)
Status Open
School board Palm Beach County School District
Superintendent Bill Malone
School number 0081
School code 0081
Principal Daniel Frank
Chief custodian Earl McGee
Faculty 200+ faculty and staff
Grades 9-12
Age range 14-18
Average class size 29
Language English
Classrooms 85
School colour(s) Green and Gold         
Slogan "Go Warriors!"
Fight song War Chant
Athletics 29 different sports
Sports Football
Baseball
Lacrosse
Mascot Warriors Indian
Team name Warriors
Rival William T. Dwyer Panthers
National ranking 42
Test average A
Newspaper Warcry
Yearbook Chieftain
Tuition Public
Communities served Jupiter, Florida; Tequesta, Florida;
Feeder schools Jupiter Middle School, Independence Middle School, Duncan Middle School
Website

Jupiter Community High School, also known as Jupiter High School and JHS, is a public high school located in Jupiter, Florida. JHS is a part of the School District of Palm Beach County and is the northernmost high school in Palm Beach County. There are over 2800 students enrolled in the school. The school's mascot is the Warrior, and the school colors are green and gold.

History[edit]

The town of Jupiter was settled in the late 19th century by settlers traveling down the Loxahatchee River. The town was incorporated in 1925, and during the 1930s a two-story school building was constructed for grades 1-12. The bottom level held the lower grades, while the high school classes were held on the upper level.

The campus now known as Jupiter High School was first built west of Military Trail in 1967 for students of the town of Jupiter to attend. Initially the complex housed grades 7-12, with the high school located on the South Campus of the school. As the town's population grew, a middle school—now Jupiter Middle School—was constructed a few miles away, and the high school encompassed both the North and South Campuses.

In June 2001, groundbreaking for a new high school took place. It opened in 2003, costing over $56 million and on August 13, 2003 all students were on one campus for the first time in 20 years. The new high school is on the 12 acres (49,000 m2) that was once home to the high school stadium, ball fields, tennis courts and practice fields. It is now 338,000 square feet (31,400 m2), housing 60 classrooms and 28 laboratories, in addition to new and improved athletic facilities. The school is wired for computers in every classroom. The auditorium seats 850 and the gymnasium seats about 1,500 people.

Academics[edit]

Jupiter High School is host to a wide variety of Magnet school programs, accredited by the State of Florida Department of Education. They include the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy, Engineering Technology Academy, Medical Academy, and the Criminal Justice Academy. In addition to magnet programs the school also offers 30 AP courses, and a wide variety of fine arts, and diverse academic electives.

Clubs and Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Jupiter High School is host to over 100 registered student organizations. Many of Jupiter High School's clubs have gone on to compete and win at State and National levels such as: rugby, softball, baseball, flag football, debate, the competitive robotics team, state ranked marching band, and the nationally ranked Table Tennis Team. The marching band won the championship title for class AAA at the Florida Marching Band Championships in 2014, and the Table Tennis Team has previously gone on to win State and National Acclaim from various sources.

Student Government Association[edit]

The Student Council of Jupiter Community High School has a dominant presence at the Florida Association of Student Councils, and has been recognized accordingly. The members have won more project awards in more categories then any other school in the state of Florida. For the 2011-2012 school year, Jupiter High has been elected President of the Palm Beach County Association of Student Councils.

Notable alumni[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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