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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Plant High School is a top rated, public school located in Tampa, FL. It has 2,389 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
2415 S Himes Ave
Tampa, FL 33629
Telephone
(813) 272-3033

Plant High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1230
483 responses
Average ACT
28
183 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,245
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Friday night football games
    23%
  • Panther Prowl pep rally
    20%
  • Winter Wonderland
    15%
  • Senior Week
    15%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Multi Cultural Day
    3%
  • Theater Performances
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,389
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,593
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,870/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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Plant High School Reviews

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It was a incredible experience! I truly believe Plant High School prepared me to excel in college. They surround you with teachers who truly care about your future and to teach you about the subject. Also, Plant High School has the best of the best students and you are always competing with them in education, sports, or art. I love my 4 years here and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I have made so many connections with friends and teachers. I think Mr. Bush (principal) and the administrators are welcoming and trying to start a relationship with the students and help them in their lives too.In all honesty, I don’t think Plant should anything. There’s a reason why we are 1 in our county for education and sports. I will always bleed that black and gold (school’s colors). “PLANT PLANT PLANT”!
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Academically, Plant is a great school, as the selection of AP courses is great, and teachers are thorough and helpful. However, the school is not very helpful with dual enrollment registration, the sports programs are rather cutthroat, and the overall culture is largely one of privilege. The main sports teams are well funded, but the school does not financially support more academic/STEM-based opportunities well, such as the Speech & Debate or Robotics teams. However, there is a large selection of clubs, and making your own is straightforward. Because it is a gigantic school, it can be easy to get lost academically and struggle without being noticed, and it can be hard to find out about opportunities available to because it is difficult for staff to reach out to you individually when there are so many students. That said, the guidance counselors and teachers have been enthusiastic about assisting me when I reached out to ask questions.
This school has a lot to offer but you have to be involved in something. Find out who sucks early and drop the class and take it on FLVS before you start school. FLVS gives you less stress and the deadlines are more flexible. FLVS is also not really pushed by the school and a lot of people don't know about that option. If you are in middle school looking at this, ask your counselor about FLVS so you can start taking a few high school courses to come in with a solid GPA to start off with. Teachers are lacking as a whole. Some don't update Edsby, some don't teach and most parents of kids doing well seem to be spending hundreds of dollars per month on tutors because of the lack of teaching that happens in a lot of the classes. You can do well at Plant (if you can afford it) but it will be a challenge. The school grounds are becoming more run down. Each department seems to only have 1 good teacher.