Kathleen High School

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Kathleen High School
Kathleen High School is located in Florida
Kathleen High School
Kathleen High School
Kathleen High School is located in the United States
Kathleen High School
Kathleen High School
1100 Red Devil Way

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Coordinates28°3′24.6″N 81°59′43.6″W / 28.056833°N 81.995444°W / 28.056833; -81.995444
School typePublic school
Motto"Mighty Red Devils"
School districtPolk County Public Schools
PrincipalJohnnie Jackson
Teaching staff98.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,085 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio21.28[1]
Color(s)Red, white and black
MascotRed Devil
AccreditationsSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools

Kathleen High School is the second oldest of four high schools in Lakeland, Florida, United States. It was originally housed north of its present location, at the site of the current Kathleen Middle School.[2] It is currently the smallest of the city's public high schools.

Academic programs[edit]

  • Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA),[3] as of the 2008-2009 school year
    • The program focuses on Pre-Engineering and Avionics.
  • Criminal Justice [4]
  • Distrotek [5]
  • Fire Academy [6]
  • Preschool Academy, [7] as of the 2008-2009 school year

Activities and clubs[edit]

  • Chorus
  • Drama Club
  • Band
  • Television Production (IgnitionTV)
  • Cheerleading
  • Future Farmers of America
  • AFJROTC (Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps)
  • Criminal Justice


  • Baseball (boys) / softball (girls)
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling


In July 2015, former Central Florida Aerospace Academy instructor Jennifer Fichter was sentenced to 22 years in prison for having consensual sexual relations with three male teenagers.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "KATHLEEN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  2. ^ School Improvement Plans, 2007-2008, Polk County School District
  3. ^ Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA)
  4. ^ Kathleen High School Criminal Justice Academy
  5. ^ Kathleen High School Distrotek Academy
  6. ^ "Kathleen High School Fire Academy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-31. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  7. ^ Kathleen High School Preschool Academy
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2015-07-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)