St. Petersburg High School in St. Petersburg, FL - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
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    288 3.8
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St. Petersburg High School is a public magnet school in St. Petersburg, Florida. It has 2,281 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 54% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 288 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2501 5th Ave North
St Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 893-1842

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 288 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are an incredible amount of activities available to students, with a wide range of commitment options. Take for instance, Spanish club, where attendance at meetings is optional. Service clubs, on the other hand, have high fees and one has to audition or interview to be accepted. The service clubs are my favorite aspect because there is a certain rivalry among them.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My school has been around for about 100 years and is the oldest in my county. Because of this, there are many more traditions at my school than any other, which I think is really cool. I have loved most of the teachers I have been assigned, and I've made so many friends. The one fault that I could find in my school, however, would be in the administrators/guidance counselors/office staff. They are incredibly rude and mean-spirited from the get go. I am very polite and have never been in trouble my whole life and still I am treated like trash and I don't understand why.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: It is hard for me to give one number based on the many teachers I have encountered in high school. While I have experienced rude and disinterested educators, most of the teachers I have had are smart and genuinely seem to want students to succeed. My teachers have generally been fair with their grading and are exceptionally accessible for extra help if needed.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: A lot of the extracurricular opportunities at my school are very active. The National Honor Society clubs are offered for all the main and core classes you can have.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: A majority of my good experiences from this school has been through sports. My best memory would be cheering on Friday nights for the football team. Watching people I know around school play a great game and then watching the school spirit in the stands is an describable experience. The great school spirit was one thing that would make me do it all over again at St. Petersburg High.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Gibbs High School 1 mi. 1,344
3.00 Northeast High School 3 mi. 1,841
3.00 Boca Ciega High School 3 mi. 1,553
3.00 Lakewood High School 4 mi. 1,232
2.33 Dixie M. Hollins High School 4 mi. 1,750

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

St. Petersburg High School United States Boca Ciega High School Dixie M. Hollins High School Gibbs High School Lakewood High School Northeast High School
White 60.0% 51.0% 37.0% 60.0% 22.0% 25.0% 62.0%
African American 17.0% 15.0% 46.0% 11.0% 67.0% 64.0% 16.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 3.0% 6.0% 0% 2.0% 5.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 25.0% 8.0% 16.0% 5.0% 5.0% 12.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.3%
Grade 10 25.9%
Grade 11 27.3%
Grade 12 21.5%

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 44 responses

  • 89% Yes
  • 2% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 36% Tradition
  • 27% I love the school spirit
  • 12% Diversity
  • 12% Supportive staff
  • 11% Community Involvement
  • 1% Performing Arts
  • 1% Quality academics

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 33% Some students are not there to learn
  • 25% It is outside which makes the weather unbearable
  • 22% Needs some updating.
  • 19% Smells from age

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 32 responses

  • 69% Traditions
  • 16% It is on the National Historic Registry
  • 12% IB program
  • 3% Diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 44% Historic
  • 34% Tradition
  • 16% Unique
  • 6% Diverse

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 48% Respect the school and its historical background.
  • 26% Learn time management skills
  • 22% Get to know your teachers very well, they'll help
  • 4% It is very large. Ask for help

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

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.