Florida State University School

Florida State University School (FSUS) is a laboratory school located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is sponsored by Florida State University and works in close collaboration with the Florida State University College of Education. The school is often referred to as Florida High School, or "Florida High", though it actually serves grades kindergarten through 12th.

Florida State University School
3000 School House Road


United States
Coordinates30°23′05″N 84°13′22″W / 30.384708°N 84.222788°W / 30.384708; -84.222788Coordinates: 30°23′05″N 84°13′22″W / 30.384708°N 84.222788°W / 30.384708; -84.222788
TypeLaboratory school
Suzanne Wilkinson (K–8)
Campus DirectorStacy Chambers
Teaching staff103.50 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,743 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.84[1]
Team nameSeminoles
AffiliationFlorida State University College of Education


The school was founded in 1857 as the Primary Department of the Florida Institute, and from 1954 until 2001, was located on the FSU campus. However, the university's interest in building a medical school at Florida High's location necessitated the school moving off campus. In 2001, the new Florida High building in Southwood was opened.

Relationship with FSUEdit

FSUS is sponsored by Florida State University and is a demonstration school for the FSU College of Education, which is used for exploring teaching techniques as well as being an education center where teachers may observe and participate in best teacher practices; and a vehicle for the dissemination of research findings. FSUS and the FSU College of Education collaborate for research, observations, etc. as well as Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, and Florida A&M University.

After the school's relocation to Southwood, there was some consideration of the school severing its ties with the university. However, that proposal was rejected by Florida High's faculty.

Student bodyEdit

Florida High has approximately 1700 students that represent Florida's population demographics. The school has programs in the academics, as well as art, foreign language, and athletic programs.


In 2007, Florida High's girls basketball team defeated Parkway High School to win the 3A State Championship.[citation needed] That same year, Florida High's football team posted a perfect regular season record including a 40-0 shutout of Leon County High School.[citation needed] The school's mascot were the "Demons", but were renamed after the Florida State Seminoles in 1995.[citation needed]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c "FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Link Jarrett – Head Coach". University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016.

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