Jupiter Community High School
|Jupiter Community High School|
Jupiter High School Entrance
|500 North Military Trail
Jupiter, Florida, Palm Beach County - 33458
United States of America
|School type||Secondary; Adult Education Public high school|
|Opened||2003 (Current School)|
|School board||Palm Beach County School District|
|Superintendent||Dr. Robert Avossa|
|Principal||Dr. Colleen Iannitti|
|Faculty||200+ faculty and staff|
|Average class size||29|
|Hours in school day||7:30AM - 2:37PM|
|School colour(s)||Green and Gold|
|Fight song||War Chant|
|Athletics||29 different sports|
|Rival||William T. Dwyer Panthers|
|Communities served||Jupiter, Florida; Tequesta, Florida;|
|Feeder schools||Jupiter Middle School, Independence Middle School, Duncan Middle School|
Jupiter Community High School, also known as Jupiter High School and JHS, is a public high school located in Jupiter, Florida. JHS is a part of the School District of Palm Beach County and is the northernmost high school in Palm Beach County. There are over 3300 students enrolled in the school. The school's mascot is the Warrior, and the school colors are green and gold.
The town of Jupiter was settled in the late 19th century by settlers traveling down the Loxahatchee River. The town was incorporated in 1925, and during the 1930s a two-story school building was constructed for grades 1-12. The bottom level held the lower grades, while the high school classes were held on the upper level.
The campus now known as Jupiter High School was first built west of Military Trail in 1967 for students of the town of Jupiter to attend. Initially the complex housed grades 7-12, with the high school located on the South Campus of the school. As the town's population grew, a middle school—now Jupiter Middle School—was constructed a few miles away, and the high school encompassed both the North and South Campuses.
In June 2001, groundbreaking for a new high school took place. It opened in 2003, costing over $56 million and on August 13, 2003 all students were on one campus for the first time in 20 years. The new high school is on the 12 acres (49,000 m2) that was once home to the high school stadium, ball fields, tennis courts and practice fields. It is now 338,000 square feet (31,400 m2), housing 60 classrooms and 28 laboratories, in addition to new and improved athletic facilities. The school is wired for computers in every classroom. The auditorium seats 850 and the gymnasium seats about 1,500 people.
Jupiter High School is host to a wide variety of Magnet school programs, accredited by the State of Florida Department of Education. They include the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy, Engineering Technology Academy, Medical Academy, and the Criminal Justice Academy. In addition to magnet programs the school also offers 30 AP courses, and a wide variety of fine arts, and diverse academic electives.
Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
Jupiter High School is host to over 100 registered student organizations. Many of Jupiter High School's clubs have gone on to compete and win at State and National levels such as: lacrosse, rugby, softball, baseball, flag football, debate, drama, the competitive robotics team, state ranked marching band, and the nationally ranked Table Tennis Team. The marching band won the championship title for class AAA in 2014 and for class AAAA in 2015 and 2016 at the Florida Marching Band Championships. The Winterguard won 4th place in class Elite A at the 2015 Winter Guard International championships in Dayton, Ohio. The Table Tennis Team has previously gone on to win State and National Acclaim from various sources.
Student Government Association
The Student Council of Jupiter Community High School has a dominant presence at the Florida Association of Student Councils, and has been recognized accordingly. The members have won more project awards in more categories then any other school in the state of Florida. For the 2011-2012 school year, Jupiter High has been elected President of the Palm Beach County Association of Student Councils.
- Andy Abad, former Major League Baseball player
- Kevin Barnes, lead member of band Of Montreal
- Dante Bichette, former Major League Baseball player
- David O. Blanchard, atmospheric scientist and tornado expert
- Matt Bosher, current National Football League punter for Atlanta Falcons
- Todd Crannell, NFL and entertainment agent
- Daryl Logullo, business executive
- Kevin O'Sullivan, University of Florida head baseball coach
- Craig Page, former National Football League player for Dallas Cowboys
- Cody Parkey, National Football League kicker for Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns