Glades Central High School

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Glades Central Community High School
1001 SW Ave M
Belle Glade, Palm Beach, Florida 33430
United States
School type Public secondary
Opened 1995
Status Open
School district Palm Beach County School District
Principal Angela Avery Moore[1]
Teaching staff 60
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,003[2] (2016-17)
Color(s) Maroon and Gold
Nickname Raiders
Rival Pahokee Blue Devils

Glades Central High School is a high school located in Belle Glade, Florida. In the 2014–15 school year its enrollment numbered 992 students. It is known for having one of the best high school football teams in the nation, with more football players in the NFL and in the NCAA than any other high school.[citation needed] In fact the New York Times reported that small, rural Glades Central had produced more current National Football League players than any other high school in the country with 7 during the 2001 season.[3] The Raiders have won six Florida High School football titles, tying for the second most in state history with Lakeland and University Christian.[4] Their main rival is Pahokee Blue Devils. Meets between the two are known as the Muck Bowl one of the most famous high school rivalry games in the nation and can draw up to 25,000 spectators each year. Glades Central has won 17 out of the 25 games since 1995.

Notable football players from Glades Central High School[edit]


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  2. ^ FHSAA Student Population Report
  3. ^ Longman, Jere (November 23, 2001), "A Town Where Football Is the Glue and the Hope", New York Times 
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2008-11-28.  p.6
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 

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Coordinates: 26°40′09″N 80°40′52″W / 26.669238°N 80.681241°W / 26.669238; -80.681241