Plant City High School

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Plant City High School
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Plant City High School is located in Florida
Plant City High School
Location N. Collins St., Plant City, Florida
Coordinates 28°1′9″N 82°7′36″W / 28.01917°N 82.12667°W / 28.01917; -82.12667Coordinates: 28°1′9″N 82°7′36″W / 28.01917°N 82.12667°W / 28.01917; -82.12667
Area less than one acre
Built 1914
Architectural style Other, Georgian Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 81000194[1]
Added to NRHP February 4, 1981
1 Raider Place
Plant City, Florida, 33563-7199
United States
Coordinates 27°59′28″N 82°07′44″W / 27.991°N 82.129°W / 27.991; -82.129
Type Public high school
Established 1914 (1914)
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools
Principal Colleen Richardson
Colour(s) Teal and Orange          

The Plant City High School is a historic public high school in Plant City, Florida, United States. It was built in 1914 on a design by Tampa based architect Willis R. Biggers at 605 North Collins Street. The original building is now a community center and a new school building completed in 1972 on Maki Road, later designated with the address of 1 Raider Place.

The original school site at 605 North Collins Street, now a community center,[2] was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1981.[3]


Plant City High School is a "B" school according to 2006-2007 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test results.[citation needed]

In May 2006, Plant City High School was recognized as one of the top 1000 high schools in America by Newsweek magazine.[citation needed] Advance placement examination participation at PCHS has tripled since 2000,[citation needed] the largest increase in the district. Nearly 20% of the 2006 graduates passed an AP exam while in high school.[citation needed] Seven of the teachers are Nationally Board Certified.[clarification needed]

The current principal is Mrs. Colleen Richardson.


Plant City was one of 16 schools nation-wide selected by the College Board for inclusion in the EXCELerator School Improvement Model program beginning the 2007-2008 school year.[citation needed] The project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Plant City High School Community Center". 
  3. ^ "Florida - Hillsborough County". NRHP. Retrieved 2011-11-03.