Jensen Beach High School

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Jensen Beach High School
Jensen Beach High School Crest.jpg
Address
2875 Northwest Goldenrod Road
Jensen Beach, Florida, Martin County 34957-3552
United States
Coordinates 27°14′26″N 80°16′00″W / 27.240619°N 80.266742°W / 27.240619; -80.266742Coordinates: 27°14′26″N 80°16′00″W / 27.240619°N 80.266742°W / 27.240619; -80.266742
Information
School type Public, Secondary
School district Martin County School District
Dean Kathleen Wonnell
Principal Lori Vogel
Enrollment 1,503 (2006/2007)
Color(s) Teal, Black, and Silver
              
Mascot Falcon
Website

Jensen Beach High School (JBHS) is a public high school in Jensen Beach, Florida.

History[edit]

JBHS opened in August 2004 with an enrollment of 1100 students in grades 9 through 11. A senior class was added the following year. It was an open choice school for several years but now only accepts local students.

The 270,000 square feet (25,000 m2) building complex is spread over 100 acres (0.40 km2), which includes 17 acres (69,000 m2) of mitigated wetlands.

During the summer of 2013, the original principal, Ginger Featherstone, was promoted to the district position of Director of Secondary, Adult, and Community Vocational Programs.[1] In the summer of 2015, the second principal, Greg Laws, retired citing personal health reasons.[2] The current principal is Lori Vogel.[3]

Recognition[edit]

The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).[citation needed] It has been an "A" school for five straight years. Jensen Beach High School was graded a B for the 2010/2011 school year.[when?][citation needed] In 2009, Newsweek magazine ranked JBHS as one of the top schools in the nation (636 out of 1500). In 2010 and 2011 "Newsweek" magazine rated JBHS one of the top schools in the nation. In 2011, JBHS was the only one of the three Martin County high schools to be credited by "Newsweek" (Four including Clark Advanced Learning Center, which is a National Model High School).[4] In 2009, the International Center for Leadership in Education recognized JBHS as one of the 40 top schools in the nation.[citation needed] Previous recognition includes the Florida Department of Education naming JBHS as one of the top-50 high schools in the state[citation needed] and being named a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Model School (2007).[citation needed]

Activities[edit]

The music department was one of six schools in Florida to be named finalists in the 2010 "Grammy Foundation's Signature Schools Program."[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

JBHS has earned several state championships:

  • Girls' Volleyball: 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015
  • Girls' Basketball: 2007
  • Boys' Tennis: 2016
  • Boys' Soccer: 2006
  • Girls' 4 × 800 Relay: 2006

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