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Overall Niche Grade
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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
432 responses
Average ACT
28
159 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,874
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$983
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,100
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
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  • Friday night football games
    24%
  • Panther Prowl pep rally
    20%
  • Winter Wonderland
    16%
  • Senior Week
    15%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Multi Cultural Day
    3%
  • Dance Team Competitions
    2%

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%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,593
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.3%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,870/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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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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My experience with Plant High School has always improved every year that I attend. Ranked as one of the top public schools in the state and in the top 100 in the nation, Plant has a strong culture of academic excellence with very many opportunities to challenge yourself and get involved in athletics and tons of interest clubs. Its teachers and staff are beyond amazing. For its student body size, Plant actually lags in diversity being mostly white and for its campus size, it should probably improve on safety given that there a many points of entry. Lastly, given the school is nearly a hundred years old, the facilities would be better off with some remodeling and renovation.
Plant High School is certainly a well represented and borderline prestigious school in the Tampa Bay area. Just to name a few of its features, there's a well structured Student Government, a rising AFJROTC Corps which exceeded standards, a strong female presence in nearly every sport including rowing, flag football, volleyball, basketball, water polo, softball, track, and cross country. This overall impression of Plant is an understatement. These activities, clubs, and programs not only gets you involved with service hours but it's also great fun. One of my highlights is cheering at every home football game as the Plant Panthers destroyed any neighborhood or state rivals. The only noticeable improvements the school could implement is a check and balances system to ensure the school funds are more evenly distributed to their respective departments. Although this practice is not integrated yet, the fewer funded clubs and sports host fundraisers and have willing boosters to support them.