Lawton Chiles High School

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Lawton Chiles High School
7211 Lawton Chiles Lane
Tallahassee, Florida
United States
Type Public secondary
Established 1999
School district Leon County Schools
Principal Joe Burgess
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 3,194
Color(s) Maroon, Silver, and Black
Mascot Timberwolves
Rivals Maclay School and Lincoln High School
Yearbook Wolf Pack
Information (850) 488-1756

Lawton Chiles High School is a public high school located on US 319, north of Tallahassee, Florida, United States.


Lawton Chiles High School was established in 1999 and is the newest public high school in the Leon County school district. The first graduating class was the class of 2002. The school is named in honor of Lawton Chiles, governor of Florida from 1991 to 1998. Chiles is also known for hosting a math competition for grades 4 through 9, called the "Mini Mu" and is similar to Mu Alpha Theta competitions.[1] They use a grading system that awards +5 per correct answer, 0 per wrong, and +1 per blank. Their Mu Alpha Theta club is often expected to help run the competition and volunteer at it.

The school motto, "Cognosco, Duco, Perficio" translates from Latin to "I learn, I lead, I achieve."

Student life[edit]

Academic activities[edit]

Advanced Placement programs[edit]

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sciece
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • Government And Politics: United States
  • Human Geography
  • Latin:Vergil
  • Macroeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art: 2D Design
  • Studio Art: 3D Design
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • United States History
  • World History

Co-curricular activities[edit]


Although the school prides itself more on academic and other achievements, much support has been given to Chiles High School athletics, which offers the following sports:

Chiles Orchestras[edit]

The Chamber Orchestra received first place at Nationals in 2009, and took home the Gold Award at the Disney World national competition in spring of 2010. The Chiles Orchestra was awarded the Bronze in the same competition. Both orchestras received superior ratings.


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Coordinates: 30°34′18″N 84°12′39″W / 30.571695°N 84.2108015°W / 30.571695; -84.2108015