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 nationwide 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.