J. W. Mitchell High School

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J. W. Mitchell High School
Address
2323 Little Road
New Port Richey, Florida 34691
United States
Coordinates 28°11′34″N 82°40′01″W / 28.192893°N 82.66684°W / 28.192893; -82.66684Coordinates: 28°11′34″N 82°40′01″W / 28.192893°N 82.66684°W / 28.192893; -82.66684
Information
School type Public
Established 2000
School district Pasco County Schools
CEEB code 101560
Principal Jessica Schultz[1]
Teaching staff 139 (as of 2006-07)
Gender coed
Enrollment 1,864 (2014)
Average class size 28
Student to teacher ratio 22:1 (as of 2010)
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Slogan Empowered by Community, Driven by Integrity, Dedicated to Excellence
Mascot Mustang
Newspaper Hoofbeat
Yearbook The Stampede
Website
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J. W. Mitchell High School (also called Mitchell or JWMHS), is a public high school in New Port Richey, Florida, located next to Seven Springs Middle School. Its current principal is Jessica Schultz. It is one of the largest schools in the Pasco County Schools district.

History[edit]

J. W. Mitchell High School opened at the start of the 2000-01 school year, designed to relieve overcrowding at River Ridge and Gulf High Schools. Its first graduating class was in 2002. The school is named for James Mitchell, a rancher, community leader and businessman. His wife Dorothy served on the school board for about 20 years.

State championships[edit]

The Mustangs were the state boys soccer champs in 2009-10.[3] The hockey team was the state champion for 2011-12.[4]

Classes[edit]

Mitchell offers a wide range of classes, including dual-enrollment through Pasco–Hernando State College, Advanced Placement, and through F. K. Marchman Technical Center.

Principals[edit]

  • Tina Tiede (2000-2004)
  • Ric Mellin (2004-2009)
  • Jim Michaels (2009-2016)
  • Jessica Schultz (2016-present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pasco Mitchell High School gets a new principal". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved February 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "School Detail for James W. Mitchell High School". National Center for Education Statistics. 
  3. ^ "4A final: Mitchell brings home Pasco County's first state crown in boys soccer". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved February 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mitchell High wins state championship". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved February 23, 2016. 

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