C. Leon King High School

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C. Leon King High School
6815 N. 56th Street
Tampa, Florida 33610
United States of America
Coordinates 28°00′56″N 82°24′14″W / 28.015556°N 82.403889°W / 28.015556; -82.403889Coordinates: 28°00′56″N 82°24′14″W / 28.015556°N 82.403889°W / 28.015556; -82.403889
Type Public high school
Motto Land of the Lions
Established 1960
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools
Superintendent MaryEllen Elia
CEEB code 101717
Principal Michael Rowan
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1811
Color(s) Red, white, and Columbia blue
Sports See article
Mascot Lion
Nickname Lions (general)
Lady Lions (girls sports)
Newspaper Scepter
Yearbook Clarion,
Affiliations None
School Number (for District use) 2241

C. Leon King High School is a Tampa, Florida public high school named in honor of C. Leon King, a member of the Hillsborough County Board of Public Instruction for 18 years. It opened in 1960 with 58 faculty members and 960 students. It is located at 6815 North 56th Street in Tampa, Florida 33610.

King High School is a traditional/hybrid magnet school. It has one of the four International Baccalaureate programs in Hillsborough County, Florida. The IB program of King began in July 1994. Ninety percent of IB seniors earned the IB Diploma in 2004 - one of the highest rates in the United States. As of the 2010 - 2011 school year C. Leon King High School received an A grade in education overall. As of 2017, King high has been rated a "B".

Its student population is 1811 and the attendance rate in 2005 was 92%.

Honors programs[edit]

King High School hosts an International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, which was begun in 1994. King High also offers advanced placement courses (KAPS).

Student Government[edit]

The Student Government Association has structures similar to the federal government system.



  • Football
  • Golf - boys
  • Golf - girls
  • Cross Country - boys
  • Cross Country - girls
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball


  • Basketball - boys
  • Basketball - girls
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer - boys
  • Soccer - girls


  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Flag Football
  • Track
  • Tennis

Music Programs[edit]

King High School has multiple musical programs such as Chorus and Show Choir (PRIDE), a Marching Band (Marching Lions), Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and a Concert Orchestra. King High School's Marching Band received Superior ratings at the annual FBA competition for 45 consecutive years and is often invited to perform in the State's band events. The show choir, PRIDE, is one of the top show choirs in the state. The dance team (Lionettes) have one of the most talented and culturally diverse teams in the county.

Notable alumni[edit]


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