Palm Harbor University High School in Tarpon Springs Township, FL - Niche

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Palm Harbor University High School is a public magnet school in Tarpon Springs Township, Florida. It has 2,515 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 67% 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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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: It seems that everyone is content with their club.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Admissions: I found this school to be very professional.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: The quality of the teachers at this school varies greatly-there are some that work very hard to teach the students and offer fair tests/assignments. However, there are also teachers that provide no lesson plan and offer tests/assignments that are not fair to the student. Most of the good teachers are part of the IB program, and some are in the medical program. The teachers in the traditional program need some serious work.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are a variety of clubs on campus that are involved in the community and participate in competitions. There is HOSA, in which students compete at the national level each year. There is also Interact, in which students volunteer throughout the community regularly. There are also more leisurely, laid-back clubs such as scrapbooking, ping pong, and the creative writing club. Some clubs require a lot of commitment and volunteer hours, while there are others where you can just pay your dues and never have to attend another meeting again. The most popular clubs would have to be HOSA, UNICEF, and National Honor Society. This school also offers a variety of sports-the swim team has recently placed as first in the state and our track/cross country teams have made it to the state competitions as well. There are also other sports, such as soccer, football, lacrosse, and golf.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Educational Outcomes: The courses I took while attending this school were challenging, which definitely prepared me for my college curriculum. I took a lot of dual enrollment courses while attending this school, which made me feel prepared for when I took college courses. I participated in Palm Harbor's "medical magnet" program which exposed me greatly to possible career paths in the medical field. I'm not so sure how well this school prepared me for the "real world" however- the students were extremely clique-y and aloof. If you weren't in their "group" they would act like you didn't exist. Needless to say, I was honestly shocked when I came to college and nearly everyone I met was friendly and sociable, which was a huge change from the snobs I went to high school with.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Palm Harbor Middle School 1 mi. 1,449
2.66 Dunedin High School 4 mi. 1,388
2.66 Tarpon Springs High School 4 mi. 1,683
3.33 East Lake High School 5 mi. 2,307
3.00 Countryside High School 5 mi. 2,191

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


Male 46%
Female 53%

Student Diversity

Palm Harbor University High School United States Countryside High School Dunedin High School East Lake High School Palm Harbor Middle School Tarpon Springs High School
White 82.0% 51.6% 67.0% 66.0% 81.0% 81.0% 76.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 24.5% 16.0% 14.0% 9.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.7% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%
African American 1.0% 15.2% 9.0% 12.0% 3.0% 3.0% 8.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 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 48 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 16% Medical Magnet Program
  • 15% The International Baccalureate Programme
  • 12% Caring teachers who remain persistent.
  • 12% The variety of clubs
  • 9% Honor societies
  • 8% Swim Team
  • 8% Award winning yearbook
  • 6% Award winning drama program
  • 5% Many students are best in the state at something
  • 5% Soccer Team
  • 2% Award winning newspaper
  • 2% The Guidance Counselors are fantastic.
  • 1% Basketball Team

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 24% Some teachers appear not to care.
  • 14% The Seagulls
  • 13% The lunch food isn't healthy.
  • 10% Cliques and drugs
  • 9% I didn't experience anything bad at this school.
  • 8% It's TOO diverse. Students stick to cliques.
  • 8% Cheating is rampant and ignored by many teachers -
  • 5% Teachers are too easy on cheaters and slackers
  • 5% 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 44 responses

  • 64% Has both the medical program and the IB program!
  • 18% Medical Magnent Program
  • 18% International Baccalaureate Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 40% Academically diverse and good, if you have drive.
  • 29% Preppy
  • 19% Diverse
  • 7% Eloquent
  • 2% Inequality
  • 2% GLOBAL

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 40% Don't be afraid, the teachers are very helpful.
  • 35% Ignore drama and focus on your studies.
  • 20% If you join IB, be prepared to work extremely hard
  • 5% Don't sell yourself short - do IB!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 22% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.