Plant City High School

The Plant City High School is a public high school in Plant City, Florida, United States and is part of the Hillsborough County Public Schools. The current school building was completed in 1972 on Maki Road, now called Raider Place.

Plant City High School
Plant City High School logo.jpeg
1 Raider Place


United States
Coordinates27°59′28″N 82°07′44″W / 27.991°N 82.129°W / 27.991; -82.129Coordinates: 27°59′28″N 82°07′44″W / 27.991°N 82.129°W / 27.991; -82.129
TypePublic high school
Established1914 (1914)
School districtHillsborough County Public Schools
PrincipalSusan Sullivan
Teaching staff136.00 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment2,434 (2017–18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio17.90[1]
Colour(s)Teal and Orange          
Team nameRaiders
RivalDurant High School, Strawberry Crest High School


Plant City High School
The old Plant City High School
Location605 N. Collins St.,
Plant City, Florida
Coordinates28°1′9″N 82°7′36″W / 28.01917°N 82.12667°W / 28.01917; -82.12667
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectWillis R. Biggers, Dudley & Carlton
Architectural styleGeorgian Revival
NRHP reference No.81000194[2]
Added to NRHPFebruary 4, 1981

The original school is located at 605 North Collins Street. It was built in 1914 and designed by Tampa-based architect Willis R. Biggers. The original building now houses a community center and historical society[3][4] and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1981.[5]


In May 2006, Plant City High School was recognized as one of the top 1000 high schools in America by Newsweek magazine. Advance placement examination participation at PCHS has tripled since 2000, the largest increase in the district. Nearly 20% of the 2006 graduates passed an AP exam while in high school. Seven of the teachers are Nationally Board Certified.

The current principal is Mrs. Susan Sullivan.


Plant City was one of 16 schools nationwide selected by the College Board for inclusion in the EXCELerator School Improvement Model program beginning the 2007–2008 school year. The project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Plant City High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Plant City High School Community Center". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10.
  4. ^ "East Hillsborough Historical Society". Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Archived from the original on May 5, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Florida - Hillsborough County". NRHP. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  6. ^ "Arthur Cox Stats -".
  7. ^ "Derrick Gainer Stats -".
  8. ^ Retrieved 4 August 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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