Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,515
  • Type
    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    505 3.8
  • Ranking

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 505 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 505 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I would say it is great but I believe they rely too much on weeding out all but the strongest kids early in order to have their final IB stats look better. This also gets rid of many capable kids that could have otherwise completed and benefited from the program
    • Parent
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I generally have no worries on a day to day basis. I cannot recall any notable incident in the past 4 years. BTW, I did not know how to answer the nurse question as my daughters have never needed one or commented about it. We may or may not even have one most days or at all but there is no acceptable choice for this.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I am not familiar with most of the extra-curricular activities but the school seems to be very good with support for meetings and activities as well as forming new clubs.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Admissions: I am reviewing the IB program that cohabits with the traditional program. This is a public school but there are fairly rigorous requirements for admission to the program. Your best chance of admission is being aware of the requirements several years in advance in order to best prepare and carefully plan to meet each requirement.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Food: The food isn't so great, but a lot of the staff is nice!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Around Palm Harbor University High School

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

Gender

Gender
Male 46%
Female 53%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 47 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 16% Medical Magnet Program
  • 15% The International Baccalureate Programme
  • 13% Caring teachers who remain persistent.
  • 11% The variety of clubs
  • 8% Honor societies
  • 8% Swim Team
  • 8% Award winning yearbook
  • 6% Award winning drama program
  • 6% 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 42 responses

  • 24% Some teachers appear not to care.
  • 13% The lunch food isn't healthy.
  • 13% The Seagulls
  • 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 43 responses

  • 63% Has both the medical program and the IB program!
  • 19% Medical Magnent Program
  • 19% International Baccalaureate Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 41% Academically diverse and good, if you have drive.
  • 27% Preppy
  • 20% 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 39 responses

  • 41% Don't be afraid, the teachers are very helpful.
  • 36% Ignore drama and focus on your studies.
  • 18% If you join IB, be prepared to work extremely hard
  • 5% Don't sell yourself short - do IB!

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 26 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 23% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.