Plantation High School

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Plantation High School
Plantation High School (emblem).png
Address
6901 NW 16th Street

,
33313

Coordinates26°08′48″N 80°14′31″W / 26.14667°N 80.242051°W / 26.14667; -80.242051Coordinates: 26°08′48″N 80°14′31″W / 26.14667°N 80.242051°W / 26.14667; -80.242051
Information
TypePublic 9-12
Established1963
School districtBroward County Public Schools
PrincipalParinaz Bristol
Enrollment2,218 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Red, White, and Blue
              
Team nameColonels
Information(754) 322-1850
Website

Plantation High School (commonly referred to as PHS) is a high school located in Plantation, Florida, part of the Broward County Public Schools district As of 2017, The school serves 2,348 students[2] in grades 9 through 12. It was originally located on the Fort Lauderdale Airport grounds, specifically on the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale base. This was used as a temporary location until the new building was ready to open at its present location. Students at Plantation High are called "Colonels". The original school logo was a graphic of a traditional Southern colonel—the equivalent of Colonel Reb, mascot of the University of Mississippi. In the early 1990s, amidst concerns of racial insensitivity, the logo was changed to a large red letter "C," similar to the Chicago Bears logo.

Plantation High has an FCAT school grade of "C" for the 2016-2017 academic year.[3] The school has been making great efforts to raise the school grade in recent years.

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Alongside its varied curriculum, PHS also possesses a wide list of clubs and organizations that cater to the diverse interests of the student body. The following list provides the school's official clubs:

  • Amigos
  • AOF - Academy of Finance (part of DECA) teaches students the fundamentals needed in the business world. It is a three-year program that includes an internship and annual competitions. Students graduate with an additional diploma certifying the completion of the program.
  • AOTT - Academy of Travel and Tourism (part of DECA) teaches students the fundamentals needed in the hospitality.
  • Band
  • Best Buddies - Focus is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by developing friendships with members of the "Best Buddies" club.
  • Bible Club - This is a club for those who read the bible; also associated with First Priority
  • Cultural Society
  • Crime Watch
  • Drama Club - Members are able to participate in the PHS's theatrical productions. Members also have the opportunity to compete in various acting competitions; the Drama Club is also responsible for organizing the Senior Musical.
  • French Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Health Occupations Students of America - Members of HOSA learn about careers in the growing health care system. Students learn hands-on skills and in their senior year go to clinics, the hospital, and work with patients and staff in real life situations.
  • International Club plantationhigh.browardschools.com-open to students of all cultures. Promotes cultural harmony and friendship.
  • Key Club - Sponsored by a local Kiwanis Club, the Key Club is a service organization that dedicates itself to providing programs, literature and opportunities for students to relate to other teenagers across the globe.
  • Literary Magazine
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper Club - Students who are part of this club participate in creating the school's student-run newspaper, "The Colonel's Journal."
  • Poetry Club
  • Recycle Club
  • Prostart
  • Rocket Team (TARC/SLI)
  • Save What's Left
  • Step Team
  • Student Government - SGA is a student-run organization that organizes inter-school related activities such as FunShop and Homecoming.
  • SADD - Students Against Drunk Driving is a club dedicated to spreading awareness of the dangers of drunk driving to fellow students.

Athletics[edit]

The school's athletic teams are known as the PHS Colonels:

Academics[edit]

In the 2006-2007 school year, Plantation High School was the only school in Broward County to go up a letter grade based on FCAT scores. This has marked a turning point for a new era at this school. Plantation High School has participated in the International Baccalaureate program since April 2010.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2017 there are 2,348 students. 65.4% of the student population at Plantation High School identifies as African-American, making up the largest segment of the student body. U.S. News marks the total minority enrollment to be 86% and 71% reporting to be economically disadvantaged.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PLANTATION HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. ^ U.S. News & World Report: Plantation High School
  3. ^ FCAT School Grades - High Archived 2004-06-18 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Plantation High School". International Baccalaureate®. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  5. ^ "Plantation High School Student Body". U.S. News. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved October 10, 2017.

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