School Details

Plant City High School

1 Raider Place, Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 757-9370
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2178 students 22 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
88%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Plant City High School is a public high school in Plant City. The principal of Plant City High School is MS. COLLEEN RICHARDSON and can be contacted at Colleen.Richardson@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 2,178 students attend Plant City High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Plant City High School students have "limited English proficiency." 50% of the 2,178 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Plant City High School is 22:1. Simmons Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 37%
Hispanic 37% 34%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 21%
Asian 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 60%
Limited English proficiency 2% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I went to PCHS and from other students from other schools were surprised how much the school offers. All four years I was involved with the medical program there. There was also web design automotive cosmotology and much more. PCHS can give experiences that other schools cannot. I had wonderful teachers that were willing to help. For parents and future students keep in mind if you try and advocate for yourself then you will have the helpful teaching staff.

  • (2 years ago)

    Terrible school administration is horrible teachers are rude as along with the entire staff. I would highly recommend not to send your child here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Plant City is a great school. You know everyone and you may not like everyone but you learn to deal with it. Plant City has the envirnment to make you a better and the best person you can be. The teachers and administrators are great. They know many people and will get to know you as a person if you don't have a problem with that.

  • (5 years ago)

    PCHS is a great school. Most if not all the teachers are nice and the administration is good. The classes here are amazing. Most school don't offer a lot of the ones PCHS does. It's a pretty awesome school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have live in Plant City and go to school there. I learn much and the teachers and administrators have help me in my future and this school have a great agriculture program and has prepared me for working in the strawberry fields.

  • (6 years ago)

    OMG! PCHS is the best school. it has a wonderful principal great administrations great staffs. the only thing i dont like is some of the teachers well one of my teacher makes us remember all the definitions that she gives us and on the quizzes you have to write the definitions that she gave you no more or less. and i really dont have time to memorize 5 definitions in 4 days 'cause i have other homeworks to do and other things to study for. but i really like PCHS it cool!! there are a lot of activities to do and sports to play. Go Raiders!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Plant City High School as did my two older brothers and I have to say that I loved every minute of it. Extracirricular activities were diverse and available to anyone that wanted to join; the prinicpal strives for academic excellence and the teachers (that I had at least) cared about their students. Because of the school I was prepared for college and even for the world. When I have kids if I still liver here I plan on my children attending.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to PCHS for my first semester of Freshman year. I am currently enrolled in a school in a diffrent county and compared to PCH... it's HORRIBLE. The teachers here are better but AP classes are only offered to upperlcassman. The have little to choose from when it comes down to electives and only three languages to pick from. Plant City had so much more to offer it's students especially seeing as it had such a large amount of diffrent races within the school Plant City is a bit overcrowded but overall it's an amazing school. To all incoming freshman Do your best to get Mrs. Luce for English she's the best teacher at PCHS.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has great teachers and a excellent JROTC program. I love Mrs. Plant the english honors 2 teacher and Master Sargeant bayard

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a third generation Plant City High School grad. I have lived in a number of other cities around the U.S. including Colorado Springs which is in one of the top rated school district I can say that Plant City is one of the best schools I have dealt with. The academic and athletis exellence is amplified by the communities amazing support for the school. I can say the school is spoiled after seeing some othe cities either be completely uninterested in the local school or have to many local schools to give quality support to just one. And lastly after being one of Principle Coleen Richardsons students at her various levels of service to the school I can say no one is better at getting students through the challanges of high school than she is.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have not been exactly thrilled with Plant City High's quality. I find them lacking in both teacher quality principal leadership and safety and discipline.

  • (7 years ago)

    i live in lakeland iam a parnet of five.i think plant city is the best school in the united states i think they should be able to have whatever rescores they need to become even better.

  • (7 years ago)

    The academic programs at Plant City are exceptionally well. At Plant City there is an open enrollment AP system which allows any student who wants to take an AP course take it. The only problem with this is that some students who don't have the work ethic nor the discipline to be in such a course are allowed to take it. This makes classes that should be much smaller larger and increases the work load on teachers. I think that the school is understaffed but that's not the school's fault it's the county's and even with these difficulties I still think that the school is a great place for students to attend due to its wide variety of classes and diverse student body population. I've loved every second I've spent at Plant City.

  • (8 years ago)

    I grew up in PC and went to High School here. I thought this would be good for my daughter as well I was mistaken. I agree that the counselors have no idea about the students they are advising. And getting teachers to reply to emails is just ridiculous. I think a lot of the teachers are just their for the paycheck and that is really sad with a school this big. And if you have a child that struggles in school this is definitely not the place for them. I will give credit where it is due. There are a handful of teachers who go beyond what is expected but not many. I hope the school takes these reviews into account and makes some changes.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been very disappointed in the counselor ratio. These counselors have no idea who their students are. With a school this large there must be more. When the only time you see a counselor in 4 years is when you are in trouble is just not acceptable. Regardless no school should be this large without adequate staffing.

  • (9 years ago)

    Plant City offered my kids a great place to learn and apply themselves in music.

  • (9 years ago)

    I personally do not like plant city high. Some of the teachers there dont care if you pass or not. They just give you the work without explaining it. Oh and if you miss a day they assumed you where skipping even when you bring in a yellow slip. Kids at plant city are so cruel and unruly.

  • (9 years ago)

    It is a fabulous school because of all the avialable classes and activities. I'd recommend PCHS to anyone!

  • (9 years ago)

    plant city high school has a very diverse population which can sometimes lead to problems among the students that i feel arent always taken care of in the best manner. the academics are o.k. but the vocational programs are the major things that they have got going for them....from agriculture to the healthcare program they are great but they definitely need to work on some aspects of the student body and the order of things.things around the school were smoother before the change of staff such as the principal and many of the assistant principals.

  • (9 years ago)

    Friendly Environment Losts of opportunities to excel. Student abilities vary widely but if they work hard there is no reason why they cannot meet the state standardized test level. Scores are improving as teacher quality improves.

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