Sickles High School

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Walter L. Sickles High School
7950 Gunn Hwy.
Tampa, Florida, 33626, USA
Coordinates 28°04′45″N 82°34′57″W / 28.07929°N 82.5826°W / 28.07929; -82.5826
Type Public high school
Established 1997
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools[1]
Principal Jake Russell[2]
Teaching staff 103[3]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,085[4]
Colour(s) Green, Grey, and White
Song "Stand Up and Cheer"
Team name Gryphons
Rivals Alonso High School
Gaither High School
Steinbrenner High School
Yearbook 'Sollerette'

Walter L. Sickles High School is a public high school in Tampa, Florida. It was constructed in 1997, it was named for the superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools from 1989 to 1996.[5]


As of 2011, Sickles High School was meeting the Adequate Yearly Progress mandated under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.[6]

According to the Florida Department of Education's 2012-13 School Accountability report, Sickles is currently graded as an "A" school.[7]

Student life[edit]


The school sponsors interscholastic teams for boys and girls in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, and track & field. Young women may also compete in cheerleading, flag football, softball, and volleyball. Young men may also compete in baseball, football, Ice Hockey, and wrestling.

Notable students[edit]