Plant City High School

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Plant City High School
Address
1 Raider Place
Plant City, Florida 33563-7199
United States
Coordinates 27°59′28″N 82°07′44″W / 27.991°N 82.129°W / 27.991; -82.129Coordinates: 27°59′28″N 82°07′44″W / 27.991°N 82.129°W / 27.991; -82.129
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1914 (1914)
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools
Principal Susan Sullivan
Colour(s) Teal and Orange          
Team name Raiders
Rival Durant High School, Strawberry Crest High School
Website

The Plant City High School is a public high school in Plant City, Florida, United States and is part of the Hillsborough County Public Schools. The current school building was completed in 1972 on Maki Road, now called Raider Place.

History[edit]

Plant City High School
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The old Plant City High School
Plant City High School is located in Florida
Plant City High School
Plant City High School is located in USA
Plant City High School
Location 605 N. Collins St.,
Plant City, Florida
Coordinates 28°1′9″N 82°7′36″W / 28.01917°N 82.12667°W / 28.01917; -82.12667
Area less than one acre
Built 1914
Architectural style Georgian Revival
NRHP Reference # 81000194[1]
Added to NRHP February 4, 1981

The original school is located at 605 North Collins Street. It was built in 1914 and designed by Tampa-based architect Willis R. Biggers. The original building now houses a community center and historical society[2][3] and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1981.[4]

School[edit]

In May 2006, Plant City High School was recognized as one of the top 1000 high schools in America by Newsweek magazine. Advance placement examination participation at PCHS has tripled since 2000, the largest increase in the district. Nearly 20% of the 2006 graduates passed an AP exam while in high school. Seven of the teachers are Nationally Board Certified.

The current principal is Mrs. Susan Sullivan.

Improvement[edit]

Plant City was one of 16 schools nationwide selected by the College Board for inclusion in the EXCELerator School Improvement Model program beginning the 2007-2008 school year. The project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Notable alumni[edit]

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