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Palm Harbor University High


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,522
Best High School in Florida
#33
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District PINELLAS
Type Public
 Phone (727)669-1131
 Location 1900 OMAHA ST
PALM HARBOR, FL 34683
Charter School No

Palm Harbor University High has an academic rating significantly above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 33rd in the best public high schools in Florida.

Demographics

Race

The Palm Harbor University High student body is mostly White with a small Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White79.3%2,001
Black1.8%46
Hispanic9.7%244
Asian Pacific5.9%148
Native American Indian0.3%7
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%3
Two or more races2.9%73

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 9.3%

17.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida high school median of 46.3%. By this measure, PALM HARBOR UNIVERSITY HIGH students are largely wealthy and rank 43rd in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman658
Sophomore628
Junior622
Senior614
Total2,522

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
96%

10 out of 10

Rank: 28th in Florida

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students96%
Florida Median86%
Percentile96%
White96%
Black50% or more*
Hispanic90% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% to 94%*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 55th in Florida

Students at Palm Harbor University High scored an average 68% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 12.5% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls63%77%
Boys65%67%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 84%*85% to 89%*
Black40% to 59%*40% to 59%*
Hispanic50% to 54%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial--
White64%73%
With Disabilites30% to 39%*30% to 39%*
Limited English40% to 59%*21% to 39%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1117

The average SAT score for Palm Harbor University High students in 2014 was 1117.

College Admission Test Participation

7 out of 10

Rank: 112nd in Florida

851 out of 1,236 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (69%). College admission testing participation is well above the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 25% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 93rd in Florida

Palm Harbor University High offers 15 AP courses. 30 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 74% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Palm Harbor University High had 502 taking AP exams with a 157 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 75% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 31% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 30% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Courses Offered 15

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.6%15
Boys1%11
Girls0.3%4
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students9.9%249
Boys13.9%160
Girls6.5%89
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.9%73
Boys5.1%59
Girls1.2%14

Location

Palm Harbor University High
1900 OMAHA ST
PALM HARBOR, FL
34683
(727)669-1131

10 out of 10 1

District

PINELLAS
LARGO, FL