Allen D. Nease High School
|Allen D. Nease High School|
10550 Ray Road
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||St. Johns County School District|
|Rival||Ponte Vedra High School|
Allen D. Nease High School is a high school in the St. Johns County School District, located in Ponte Vedra, Florida that was established in 1981. The school is a member of the International Baccalaureate program. The principal is Lisa Kunze.
Nease High School is named after Allen Nease, a pioneer in Florida's reforestation efforts, and donor of the land on which the school was built. Nease also served on the St. Johns County School Board for 24 years, 17 of which as chairman.
Growth in the northeast corner of St. Johns County, primarily in the Ponte Vedra Beach/Palm Valley areas during the 1970s had warranted the construction of a new school. The school, which opened in 1984, is the second public high school built in St. Johns County. The school first opened as a Junior/Senior High School, but as the growth of Northwest St. Johns County rose the school eliminated its Junior high sector. Nease was originally designed to accommodate up to 1,500 students, however, enrollment has historically been at above capacity. Bartram Trail High School opened in the Fall of 2000 to alleviate overcrowding. Due to the continual growth in Northwest St. Johns County area, Ponte Vedra High School was built and opened in the Fall of 2008.
Allen D. Nease Senior High School is currently zoned to serve the communities of Palencia, Ponte Vedra, Town of Nocatee, Kensington, Las Calinas, and World Golf Village. The main feeder schools are Pacetti Bay Middle School and Valley Ridge Academy, while other students come from Alice B. Landrum Middle School or Fruit Cove Middle School.
Nease High School was rated the 81st best high school in 2007, 91st in 2008, 93rd in 2009, and 185th in 2010 by Newsweek. Nease High School ranked 977th in the U.S. News and World Report 2018 list of best public high schools in America.
Special programs at the school include the following:
- Communications Academy
- Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)
- Stellar Academy of Engineering (sponsored by the Stellar construction company)
- International Baccalaureate
- St. Johns County Academy of Hospitality & Tourism
- Advanced Placement Program
- Baseball (boys)
- Boys state champion - 2017 (7A)
- Basketball (girls & boys)
- Competitive cheer (girls)
- Cross country (girls & boys)
- Football (boys)
- State champion - 2005 (4A)
- Golf (girls & boys)
- Boys state champion - 1995 (4A), 1996 (6A), 1998 (6A), 2000 (2A), 2001 (A) and 2007 (2A). Six titles is the most of any school in Florida.
- Lacrosse (girls & boys)
- Soccer (girls & boys)
- Swimming (girls & boys)
- Tennis (girls & boys)
- Track & field (girls & boys)
- Volleyball (girls)
- State champion - 2008 (4A)
- Weightlifting (girls & boys)
- Wrestling (boys)
- Tim Tebow, (played football, basketball, and baseball for the school, was homeschooled) professional football and baseball player
- Len Mattiace, professional golfer
- Jeff Klauk, professional golfer
- Ben Nowland, professional arena football player (Grand Rapids Rampage)
- Nathan Sturgis, professional soccer player (Houston Dynamo)
- Alicia Fox, former WWE Divas Champion
- Mario Butler, professional football player
- Brodie Smith, YouTuber and professional ultimate frisbee player
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