Pace High School (Florida)

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Pace High School
4065 Norris Road
Pace, Florida 32571

United States
Coordinates 30°36′48″N 87°09′09″W / 30.61325°N 87.15247°W / 30.61325; -87.15247
Type Public
Established 1972
School district Santa Rosa County School District
School number 0182
Principal Stephen Shell
Enrollment 1,922 (2014-15)[1]
School color(s) Red, white, and blue
Sports Baseball, football, soccer, tennis, cross country, basketball, track, softball, golf, swimming, wrestling
Mascot The Patriot
Team name The Patriots
Yearbook The Liberator

Pace High School is a public high school located in Pace, Florida, Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States. It was established in 1972 with 240 students, and now accommodates over 2000 students. Pace High School belongs to the Santa Rosa County School District.

Sports, band, drama, clubs, and honor societies are some of the extracurricular activities students can use to round out their high school experience. An active NJROTC program offers opportunities for young men and women interested in careers in the Navy and other branches of military service.

Pace High School is involved in school-based decision making and has utilized teacher committees to determine and implement decisions that affect the overall school program. One such program that a teacher/administrator committee initiated is the 4x4 block schedule that began with the 1995-1996 school year, allowing students to advance studies at a faster pace.

ACLU lawsuit[edit]

Pace High School is notable for being the subject of a religious freedom lawsuit from the ACLU.[2]


  1. ^ "PACE HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "ACLU Files Lawsuit to Protect Religious Freedom of Florida High School Students". American Civil Liberties Union. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 2 August 2016.