Dunedin High School

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Dunedin High School
1651 Pinehurst Road
Dunedin, Florida
United States
Coordinates 28°01′41″N 82°46′06″W / 28.0280736°N 82.768435°W / 28.0280736; -82.768435Coordinates: 28°01′41″N 82°46′06″W / 28.0280736°N 82.768435°W / 28.0280736; -82.768435
Type Comprehensive Public High School
Opened 1961 [1]
School district Pinellas County Schools
CEEB code 100428 [2]
Principal Kyle R. Johnson
Faculty 89 (2013-14) [3]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1473 (2013-14) [4]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) red / white (unofficially red/ black)
Mascot Freddie the Falcon
Newspaper the Beakon[citation needed]

Dunedin High School is a high school in Dunedin, Florida, United States. It is operated by the Pinellas County School Board. The school mascot is Freddie the Falcon. The official school colors are red and white, though red and black have become the unofficial, and more popular, school colors.

Community involvement and partnerships[edit]

  • Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA)
  • School Advisory Council (SAC)
  • Partnerships: Bright House Networks, Nielsen Media Research, Raytheon Company, City of Dunedin, Dunedin Chamber of Commerce
  • Award-winning volunteer program[citation needed]

Activities and Clubs[edit]

  • Academic Team
  • Chess Club
  • Anime Club
  • Thespian Honor Society
  • BIRD'S EYE VIEW newspaper
  • Students' Coalition For Animal Rights (SCAR)
  • Environmental Club
  • Cosmetology Club
  • Crime Watch
  • College Reach-Out Program (CROP)
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Flight Central Dance Team
  • Falconaires
  • Madrigals
  • Tether-Ball Enthusiasts Club
  • Interact
  • Marine Science Club
  • Math Honors Team
  • Multicultural Club
  • National Honor Society
  • FIRST Robotics Club
  • Skills USA (formerly VICA)
  • Spanish Honors Society
  • Steppers
  • Students Targeted for Educational Performance (STEP)
  • The Talon yearbook
  • Key Club
  • French Club
  • Tri-M
  • Scottish Highlander Marching Band
  • Grade 4 Pipe and Drum Band


The Naval Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps program provides an opportunity for cadets to learn valuable leadership skills, citizenship skills, and the value of commitment, honor and courage (the Navy's core values). Dunedin High School's NJROTC unit has been awarded the Distinguished Unit award four times in a row, from 2007-2010. This award is the highest honor any NJROTC unit can earn. DHS's NJROTC unit has also won the state Orienteering championships for Florida, 3 years in a row, from 2007–2009. The Navy JROTC is the only one of five JROTC programs in the county.

Scottish Highlander Band[edit]

The Dunedin High School Auditorium, one of the original buildings from 1961.

The Scottish Highlander Band is one of the biggest organizations on campus and most prominent. There are several different ensembles within the program including: Marching band, concert band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, orchestra, and pipe band. All of the ensembles mentioned have won many awards. In 2012-2013 school year the band added in a color guard

Notable Dunedin alumni[edit]


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