Palm Harbor University High School in Palm Harbor, FL - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
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Palm Harbor University High School is a public magnet school in Palm Harbor, Florida. It has 2,477 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 73% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 524 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1900 Omaha St
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 669-1131

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 524 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This was my first and only experience of public school and overall it was a good one. I made a few close friends that I will continue to be friends long after high school ends. The school was very good academic school and I enjoyed the challenges.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I was in the IB program and I thought it was a very diverse school. I got a great education of it and I recommend it!
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is honestly one of the best. They provide ample amounts of learning opportunities as well as allow students just enough slack to keep stress levels manageable.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school overall is ok, but there is always going to be those kids who come to school high, and those bullies that ruin the experience for everyone.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Overall Palm Harbor University High School has some issues; but hose specific issues are faced at every other as well. The Medical Magnet program as well as the Biomedical Magnet program provide a huge advantage over traditional students.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Dunedin High School 4 mi. 1,390
2.66 Tarpon Springs High School 4 mi. 1,521
3.33 East Lake High School 5 mi. 2,203
3.00 Countryside High School 5 mi. 2,252
2.33 Clearwater High School 9 mi. 1,929

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 47%
Female 52%

Student Diversity

Palm Harbor University High School United States Clearwater High School Countryside High School Dunedin High School East Lake High School Tarpon Springs High School
White 81.0% 51.0% 51.0% 66.0% 64.0% 80.0% 73.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 23.0% 16.0% 14.0% 10.0% 10.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 17.0% 10.0% 14.0% 3.0% 10.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.9%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 24.3%
Grade 12 23.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 15% Medical Magnet Program
  • 14% The International Baccalureate Programme
  • 12% Caring teachers who remain persistent.
  • 12% The variety of clubs
  • 9% Honor societies
  • 8% Award winning yearbook
  • 7% Swim Team
  • 7% Award winning drama program
  • 5% Many students are best in the state at something
  • 5% Soccer Team
  • 3% Award winning newspaper
  • 2% The Guidance Counselors are fantastic.
  • 1% Basketball Team

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 50 responses

  • 23% Some teachers appear not to care.
  • 15% The Seagulls
  • 11% The lunch food isn't healthy.
  • 10% Cliques and drugs
  • 9% I didn't experience anything bad at this school.
  • 8% Cheating is rampant and ignored by many teachers -
  • 7% It's TOO diverse. Students stick to cliques.
  • 6% Teachers are too easy on cheaters and slackers
  • 4% The worst things about EVERY public high school
  • 3% Bullying is a rather large issue.
  • 3% It's overcrowded

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 50 responses

  • 66% Has both the medical program and the IB program!
  • 18% Medical Magnent Program
  • 16% International Baccalaureate Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 40% Academically diverse and good, if you have drive.
  • 27% Preppy
  • 23% Diverse
  • 6% Eloquent
  • 2% GLOBAL
  • 2% Inequality

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 35% Don't be afraid, the teachers are very helpful.
  • 33% Ignore drama and focus on your studies.
  • 22% If you join IB, be prepared to work extremely hard
  • 4% Don't sell yourself short - do IB!
  • 4% The medical program comes with the most benefits!
  • 2% Find some friends so you won't be alone.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 24% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.