New Smyrna Beach High School

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Coordinates: 29°00′13″N 80°55′49″W / 29.003615°N 80.930298°W / 29.003615; -80.930298

New Smyrna Beach High School
1015 10th Street
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
United States
Type Public High School
Motto "Working together with parents, school personnel, and community members, New Smyrna Beach High School students will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be positive contributors to society."
Established 1963
School district Volusia County School District
Principal Karen Chenoweth
Number of students 2,048
Color(s) Red and Black         
Mascot Barracuda

New Smyrna Beach High School (NSBHS) is a public high school located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Their mascot is the Barracuda, which is most commonly referred to as the "Cuda." The high school opened in 1963 on what is now called Barracuda Boulevard. In the fall of 2006 NSBHS opened their new location, approximately 3 miles from the old school, at 1015 10th Street, just down the road from New Smyrna Beach Middle School. The school has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[1] The annual yearbook is known as The Smyrnan.


Currently ranked as an "A" school by the state of Florida, NSBHS offers AP and Honors classes, as well as the AVID program. The school offers specialized academies in numerous specialized areas:

  • Culinary Academy
  • Engineering and Design Academy
  • Medical Academy
  • Sports Marketing Academy
  • Veterinary Science Academy
  • Criminal Justice Academy


The high school offers various activities for students to get involved in such as academic team, The Barracuda Band, drama, International Thespian Society troupe 1903, art, spirit club, class steering committees, photography, Key Club, FFA, HOSA, SGA, Spanish club, French club, Cuda Care, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Cuda Marketing, Campus Impact, chess club, Model UN, Interact, the Ahistorical Reenactment Society of Edgewater, and more! New Smyrna Beach High School is home to the award winning varsity dance team, the Showdolls. The Showdolls have won 11 national dance team championships:

  1. 1990 Prop:-"Joker's Wild"
  2. 1993 Prop - "Hairspray"
  3. 1994 Prop - "Orient Express"
  4. 1995 Prop - "True Colors"
  5. 1996 Prop - "On Safari"
  6. 1998 Prop - "Vogue"
  7. 1999 High Kick - "Prisoner"
  8. 2000 High Kick - "Electricity"
  9. 2004 Prop - "A Pirate's Life"
  10. 2005 Prop - "Live From Mars"
  11. 2010 High Kick - "Cirque"
  12. 2011 High Kick - "Nerds"

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