Mandarin High School
|Mandarin High School|
|4831 Greenland Road
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
|Type||Public high school|
|Color(s)||Orange and Green|
|Newspaper||The Mandarin Times|
|Website||Mandarin High School|
Mandarin High School is a public high school in the Duval County Public Schools district located on Greenland Road in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2010, Newsweek ranked it 96th on its list of the best public high schools in the United States.[not in citation given] In 2008, U.S. News & World Report ranked it as the 15th of "America's Best High Schools".[not in citation given]
Mandarin High School is considered to be a new Duval County school in Jacksonville, Florida. It has a "sister school", First Coast High School, which shares a similar history and ranking status in terms of academic levels in the region.
Mandarin enrolls students from throughout Duval County. As of 2010, Mandarin is the second largest high school in the county following Sandalwood High School; a new school, Atlantic Coast High School, was opened for the 2010–11 school year to reduce enrollment at Mandarin and Sandalwood.
Mandarin High School offers the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program along with Advanced Placement. It also provides a Medical Academy certified by the state of Florida.  As of 2012, Mandarin High School also offers Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) to incoming freshmen.
Mandarin High School offers a variety of different sports. With the exception of cheerleading, which is a fall and winter sport. During the fall, Mandarin High School offers Women's Bowling, Men's 11-Man Tackle Football, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Swimming, Men's and Women's Golf, Women's Slow Pitch Softball, and Women's Volleyball. During the winter season, Mandarin High School offers, Co-ed Wrestling, Men's and Women's Basketball, as well as Women's Weightlifting, and Men's and Women's Soccer. In the spring, Mandarin High School offers Women's Fast Pitch Softball, Men's Baseball, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Tennis, and Women's Flag Football. The athletics director for the Mustangs is Marc Lassiat. The school has an outdoor pool, which is used by the athletic teams and for those in physical education classes during the academic year; the pool is available for public use as a neighborhood pool, operated by the City of Jacksonville Parks & Recreation Department, during the summer months.
- "America's Best High Schools: The FAQ" Newsweek, June 13, 2010
- "Gold Medal Schools" U.S. News and World Report November 29, 2007
- Burmeister, Caren. "New Boundaries, New School Changes Enrollment" Florida Times-Union, July 30, 2010
- "Mandarin High School's Excellence Program"
- "The Center for Medical Studies at Mandarin High School". Mandarin High School. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
- "AVID Program at Mandarin High School". Mandarin High School. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- "Mandarin High School's Athletics"
- Mandarin High School's Swimming Pool
- Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Fred Weary. Retrieved Marsh 4, 2011.
- "Jaguars Notebook: Team giving former Mandarin player a shot". The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville). August 14, 2012.