Henry B. Plant High School

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Henry B. Plant High School
Henry B. Plant High School, exterior and flagpole.jpg
Location
Tampa, Florida, United States
Information
TypePublic high school
MottoStrength Through Unity
Established1927
School districtHillsborough County Public Schools
PrincipalRobert A. Nelson
Grades9–12
Number of students2,200 (2008-2009)
Color(s)Black and Gold          
Team namePanthers
RivalsArmwood
Robinson
AccreditationFlorida State Department of Education
Website
 
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Henry B. Plant High School
Henry B. Plant High School, exterior and flagpole.jpg
Location
Tampa, Florida, United States
Information
TypePublic high school
MottoStrength Through Unity
Established1927
School districtHillsborough County Public Schools
PrincipalRobert A. Nelson
Grades9–12
Number of students2,200 (2008-2009)
Color(s)Black and Gold          
Team namePanthers
RivalsArmwood
Robinson
AccreditationFlorida State Department of Education
Website

H.B. Plant High School is a public high school located in Tampa, Florida, United States. It opened in 1927 on South Himes Avenue. The school is named in honor of railroad and hotel tycoon Henry B. Plant. The school mascot is the Panther. The school motto is "Strength Through Unity". Plant High School has an enrollment of more than 2,500 students.

Academics[edit]

US News and World Report ranked Plant High the 22nd best public school in the Florida and 321st nationally in 2012. The school has twice been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (1990 and 1997).[1]

Graduation Rate[edit]

Plant's 2012 graduation rate of 93% was ranked 2nd in the Hillsborough County School District, compared to a statewide rate of 74.5% and a Hillsborough County rate of 72.6%. npr[2]

Florida Department of Education grade[edit]

Plant is one of only three schools in Hillsborough County to have earned an A grade from the Florida Department of Education in at least four of the last five years, along with Sickles, which received a B in 2011, and Newsome, which has five straight A grades.


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Facilities[edit]

The athletic stadium is named Dad's Stadium, with the water tower in behind the stadium which reads, "Plant High School, Home Of State Champions" and hosts football, soccer and lacrosse games, track and field meets, and pep rallies.

Music[edit]

The high school music program consists of an orchestra under the direction of Steven Bossert, and a marching band, a wind ensemble, a symphonic band and a jazz band under the direction of Rob Schoos. The Marching Panther Band is a combination of all these groups and performs at all football games and various community events.

Service clubs[edit]

Plant High School enjoys a fine tradition of community service, as shown by the seven service clubs (boys and girls) on campus. Students who are interested in joining are assigned to a random club and are "tapped" during homeroom. These clubs perform a variety of services to the community.

Boys' Service Clubs:

Girls' Service Clubs:

Athletics[edit]

Football[edit]

The Plant High School football team won 4 state championships, in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011.[4]

The Plant football program was recognized three years in a row from 2009 to 2011 as achieving the highest team GPA in Hillsborough County.[5]

Volleyball[edit]

Plant High has won titles in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.[citation needed] 2008 was the second year that Plant volleyball has had a 3-peat. In 2009 they claimed their 4th consecutive state championship. In 2010 they won their 5th straight championship. Plant Volleyball coach Leanna Taylor, who has guided the program to five consecutive state championships, has been named Florida Dairy Farmers Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year and Tampa Tribune Female Coach of the Year.[citation needed] She was recently chosen by Positive Coaching Alliance and the Institute of International Sport as one of seven people across the country selected to be Sports Ethics Fellows recipients as part of IIS’ 20th-Anniversary edition of National Sportsmanship Day.[citation needed]

Lacrosse[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

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