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Key West High School (KWHS) is a public high school in Key West, Florida, United States. It is part of the Monroe County School District.

Key West High School
2100 Flagler Avenue


United States
Coordinates24°33′16″N 81°46′38″W / 24.554559°N 81.777217°W / 24.554559; -81.777217Coordinates: 24°33′16″N 81°46′38″W / 24.554559°N 81.777217°W / 24.554559; -81.777217
Other nameKWHS
TypePublic high school
Established1906 (1906)
School districtMonroe County School District
NCES School ID120132001294[1]
PrincipalAmber Archer Acevedo
Teaching staff71.00 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment1,197 (2016-2017)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.86[1]
Color(s)Crimson and Grey         
MascotFighting Conch
NewspaperThe Snapper

It was originally at the site of the current Key West City Hall and opened in 1906. It was used as a high school for white students.[citation needed]. It served as a last resort shelter during Hurricane Irma in 2017.[2]

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

The school has various clubs including NJROTC, GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), Choir (Misty's, VIPS, Concert, and Freshman), Band (Marching, Concert, Jazz), National Honor Society and Beta Club.


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL (120132001294)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Cohen, Howard (September 8, 2017). "Four shelters open in the Keys as Hurricane Irma's track shifts toward island chain". Miami Herald. Retrieved April 5, 2019.