A. Crawford Mosley High School

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A.C. Mosley High School
501 Mosley Drive
Lynn Haven, Florida, 32444
United States
Coordinates 30°12′40″N 85°38′41″W / 30.211139°N 85.644619°W / 30.211139; -85.644619Coordinates: 30°12′40″N 85°38′41″W / 30.211139°N 85.644619°W / 30.211139; -85.644619
Type Public High School
Motto Being a Dolphin is a Lifestyle
Established 1974
School district Bay District Schools
Principal Sandra Harrison
Faculty 120
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,600 - 2400

Green, Orange and White

Athletics Football, Soccer, Wrestling, Baseball, Track, Softball, Etc.
Mascot Rocky and Roxy (Dolphin)
Accreditation Florida State Department of Education
Yearbook Poseidon

A. Crawford Mosley High School is a 9-12 educational institution located in Lynn Haven, Florida. Mosley was built in 1972 and current enrollment is roughly 1,600 students. There are 120 classroom-based faculty members and Sandy Harrison is the principal. The school colors are Green, Orange and White and the mascots are "Rocky" and "Roxy", both dolphins.



Mr. Arthur Crawford Mosley was a Panama City resident since 1915. He served as an assistant principal, athletic coach and teacher at Panama Grammar School. In addition to these duties, Mr. Mosley also served as a member of the Bay County School Board for twenty years, from 1955 to 1975.

History since 1974[edit]

In March 1974, Mosley students moved into their new high school almost six months past the originally scheduled occupancy date because Mosley has always been behind schedule when it comes to building and renovating. These students had been attending double sessions at Bay High School since the 1973-74 school year began in the fall.

Mosley Today[edit]

Mosley High School is the largest high school in Bay County, Florida. Mosley was the largest school north of Orlando in Florida when there were only three high schools in the Panama City-Lynn Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area until the opening of Arnold High School on Panama City Beach, Florida in 2000 and the Dean Bozeman Learning Center in the Sand Hills area of North Bay County, Florida in 2002.

While enrollment before the build was 2,400, today enrollment stands at 2,100 and Sandy Harrison is the principal.

Mosley attained an "A" ranking in the 2002-03, 2004–05 and 2005-06 school years. Mosley scored a "B" in 2003-04, 2006–07 and 2009-10.

Mosley currently draws its students from the neighborhoods in Lynn Haven, Florida, northern Panama City and parts of unincorporated Bay County including the College Point area extending down Highway 390 to its junction with U.S. Highway 231 and upward to Star Ave. as well as parts of State Road 77 across the Bailey Bridge between Lynn Haven, Florida and Southport, Florida.[1]


According to statistical information available in 2004, Mosley had an 18:1 student to teacher ratio with 120 classroom teachers on faculty and roughly 2,100 students. The same statistics reported that 14% of Mosley students qualify for free lunches under a Florida program to support low-income families, less than the average rate of 45% in Florida schools.

The school has an even gender ratio, with 50% of the population being male and the remaining 50% being female. The school student body is 92% white American, 5% African-American, 2% Hispanic American, 1% Native American and 1% other.[2]


The Mosley Advanced Placement Program for Success, or MAPPS, is a magnet program which evolved from a small math and science oriented college preparatory program in 1996, called MACSM (Mosley Academy for Careers in Science & Math). MAPPS was founded in order to organize the Advanced Placement college preparatory courses in a way to facilitate maximum growth for student achievement at Mosley. Today, 964 students at Mosley are in the MAPPS program.[3]

The MAPPS office is located in the front of the school and offers college-preparatory counseling to all students and parents at Mosley High School.[4]

MAPPS students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take advantage of the Florida Bright Futures scholarship to continue their educations at a public institution in the state of Florida. While most students[citation needed] attend a public institution in the state of Florida upon completion of the MAPPS program, a number have attended out of state universities such as Harvard University, Baylor University, Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, MIT, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, and West Point. Still, the majority[citation needed] of MAPPS graduates attend the Gulf Coast State College.[5]

Academic Academies[edit]

The Culinary Academy

This academy prepares students for employment or advanced training in the food service industry through hands-on skill development and practical job-related experience.

Public Service Academy

This academy prepares students for careers that serve the general public in firefighting, law enforcement, and education.

S.M.A.R.T Academy (Sports Management and Recreation Training Academy)

This academy provides qualified students the education, skill development and hands-on experience needed to prepare them for successful career opportunities within the sports management industry.

Dolphin Television (DTV)

This academy provides students with the skills and education needed to pursue a career in television production and digital video editing. It provides hands on experience for those selected to be a part of its prestigious staff in the form of a morning show informing the school of upcoming events and meetings as well as a strictly student produced afternoon show that serves the same purpose of enlightening the student body only through entertainment and humor. Sponsored by Ray Wishart, Dolphin Television is extremely highly regarded among student produced broadcasts across the nation and in 2007 was named the #1 High School Broadcast in the United States by Channel One News, an NBC affiliated news program based out of New York. DTV and its staff are all members of the Florida Scholastic Press Association[6]



The A. Crawford Mosley High School football team, established in 1973, hosts all of its games at Tommy Oliver Memorial stadium (Capacity 8,800) in downtown Panama City, Florida. They share the stadium with both Bay High School and Rutherford High School. Currently while Tommy Oliver stadium is under construction Mosley was having their home games at Arnold and Bozeman. [7][8]


The Mosley High School baseball team won the 2002 FHSAA 5A State Championship in Tampa, FL. They were State Runners up in 1985 (5A), 2013(6A) And 2015(5A). They were ranked as high as the number one High School baseball team in the nation by baseball America in 2015.


Mosley offers a chorus program, a marching band, wind symphony and color guard. The marching band travels with the football team and performs at various expositions. Mosley also offers a drama program. Their shows have had over 1,500 people in attendance for a single performance.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ District School Zoning Search
  2. ^ / - Public School Profile Archived January 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Perfect Score: Mosley Senior Excels in Academics, Published by the Panama City News Herald on Monday October 8, 2007
  4. ^ MAPPS catalog published 2007
  5. ^ MAPPS Office Information Guide and MAPPS Alumni Report
  6. ^ Welcome to Mosley High School
  7. ^ Mosley High School Football History
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-13. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  9. ^ Milner, Brad (March 5, 2014). "Mosley grad Chapman rehabbing hip, hoping for MLB return". Panama City News Herald. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ Milner, Brad (July 8, 2013). "Herndon completes journey back to mound, eyes MLB return". Panama City News Herald. Archived from the original on February 14, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ Schmadtke, Alan (June 15, 1988). "Luck O' The Irish: Holtz Hits Jackpot With Southern Recruits". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ Landman, Brian (November 10, 1999). "Whitaker's development seems right on line". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved February 14, 2015.