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Plant High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,330
Best High School in Florida
#12
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District HILLSBOROUGH
Type Public
 Phone (813)272-3033
 Location 2415 S HIMES AVE
TAMPA, FL 33629
Charter School No

Plant High School 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 12th in the best public high schools in Florida.

Demographics

Race

The Plant High School student body is primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White69.3%1,615
Black6.7%155
Hispanic18%419
Asian Pacific2.7%64
Native American Indian0.2%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%1
Two or more races3.1%72

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 10.1%

17.7% 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, PLANT HIGH SCHOOL students are largely upper income and rank 47th in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman542
Sophomore615
Junior594
Senior579
Total2,330

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
96%

10 out of 10

Rank: 28th in Florida

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students96%
Florida Median86%
Percentile96%
White97%
Black90% or more*
Hispanic90% to 94%*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races80% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged85% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 40th in Florida

Students at Plant High School scored an average 72% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 9.5% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls68%79%
Boys69%69%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 89%*70% to 79%*
Black35% to 39%*35% to 39%*
Hispanic55% to 59%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial--
White76%81%
With Disabilites40% to 44%*40% to 44%*
Limited English50% to 59%*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1068

The average SAT score for Plant High School students in 2014 was 1068.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 18th in Florida

996 out of 1,173 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (85%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 5% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 27th in Florida

Plant High School offers 25 AP courses. 59 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Plant High School had 872 taking AP exams with a 377 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 93% percentile and significantly above the state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 43% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 59% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 14%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 29%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 54%
AP Courses Offered 25

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.3%8
Boys0.5%6
Girls0.2%2
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%4
Boys0.2%2
Girls0.2%2

Expulsion Rate

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

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students12.2%286
Boys15.3%175
Girls9.3%111
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.4%55
Boys2.8%32
Girls2%23

Location

Plant High School
2415 S HIMES AVE
TAMPA, FL
33629
(813)272-3033

10 out of 10 1

District

HILLSBOROUGH
TAMPA, FL