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9-12
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Kissimmee, FL
Students enrolled: 1,467
 

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2300 South Poinciana Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL 34758

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(407) 870-4860
(407) 870-0382
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November 02, 2013
the school is a horrible school, the teachers give the kids no motivation, the new principal is leading this school back to what it was 2 years ago, the school is very old, and needs severe renovations, kids are allowed to do whatever, like the school is out of control, if you ask to use the bathroom, you get sent to the office for no reason, I literally hate this school, I like nothing about it, the only way the school could improve in my opinion is get a new principle, the one we're stuck with now is leading us to our deaths. Just letting you know, if you are thinking about bringing your child here, DO NOT, your better off with Harmony HS, Liberty HS, Gateway, or even TECO.

- submitted by a student
July 15, 2013
This is my second year in PHS and honestly the school isn't even all that bad. The staff always try their best to get students involved in school events. In my opinion, it's the students who make the school look and sound bad. They want to do whatever they want and that's not how it is. But at the same time, the teachers don't motivate us in class. All they do is yell and kick people out for the littlest things. They give up on their students too easily. The only good thing about the school is that the faculty allows us to express ourselves with piercings, the way we dye our hair, and dress. Yes, we have to wear uniforms but they let us put our own little style into it. Not something big, but they let us add something so we can feel comfortable. Now we have a new Principal coming in and honestly, I feel like he's taking away all our rights from the letter he sent in the mail. We can't wear face piercings or more than 2 on the ear. We can't wear sandals or slides. I have many piercings and I refuse to take them off. I also love wearing slides we spend 8 hours every day walking class to class and doing stuff we want to be comfortable. I understand its for safety but we're old enough.

- submitted by a student
July 16, 2012
This school is absolutely awful. you are DOOMED if you go to this school. If could I would give it ZERO stars. As my mom once said about this school...BASURA. (Means garbage in Spanish) If you want to throw away the fun years of high school....Come to Poinciana High School!!! you can just chew gum or burp you would get an automatic suspension for 5 days. If you don't want your child to graduate then...Come to Poinciana High School. Where only 30 percent of students graduate. This years graduation was only like 5 seconds long from how few people graduated. Also most of the students there are...troublemakers. Not a good environment for any kid to learn both educational wise and manner wise. Now I know why there were an F school recently....NO FUN or LEARNING. What a waste of 4 years...no... one hour...no...one second in this pathetic excuse for a school.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2012
I Spent 4 Years at poinciana High School, and I can certainly say that those were the best four years of my life. I got Involved in sports and as many activities as possible, which enhanced my high school career. My best memories are of things I used to do in Poinciana, regardless of what many people might say, Poinciana is and will always be the best High School. - John E

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2011
You get what you give. You cannot expect teachers to do everything; it starts and has to be reinforced at HOME. My 2 son will be Poinciana grads and the 1st one graduate with 33 college credits. He now has a Computer Eng. degree. 2nd one is on his 4th year. The more challenging the class the better prepared for College your student will be. Parents have to get involved, support the school and encourage their child to take challenging classes and WORK HARD. Parents need to Thank Poinciana Teachers and staff. I found Poinciana to have a great Academics Program, Outstanding NJROTC, Sports Program and many other fine Programs. Poinciana High School is a Quality learning environment. The staff is inspiring, hardworking and friendly. They work with what we give them, talk to your student and school and see the get what you give at work.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
I am a student attending this school , there nothing bad about the school they improve the students are the ones who make poor descisions and act the way they do to not learn the teachers are perfectly wonderful and do a good job so quit bad mouthing the school you have to attend to know how it is !!!!

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2011
Part 2 of 2: Why do you thing like School like Osceola school of arts and other types of school have lots of HAPPY KIDS running around, that's because those kids attending that school are at common grounds with their Teachers/School. Parents Should also be part of your child education, NO! NOT ONLY IN ELEMENTARY.... join your Kids HS PTA, if anything this is the most important part of your kids education, Make it count! If we Create HAPPY KID, that in turn will create HAPPY TEACHERS, which in turn creates a better environment in the class, creating a better SCHOOL, SCHOOL DISTRIC, Equaling a better generation of kids! KIDS take control, and TRY YOUR BEST, that way you can never say: "If only I would of" Niulka Laboy, Photographer & Graphic Designer In Osceola for 21 Yrs!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
Part 1 of 2: I'm Extremely sadden to hear such negative comments, especially from students. Being an Alumni of the 4th graduating class of Poinciana HS...It really seems that all of the nice and memorable Ideal experiences from a HS are long gone and a thing of the past. Now contemplating on what HS My soon to be 9th grader should go to is a decision that worries my husband (whom I met while in PHS) and I. I'm an active parent and it's really sad to see that ALL schools.....(Ok, with an exception of a handful) have lost and forgotten the meaning and the role of a "School" the school should be the home away from home for kid. Every child K-12 should feel loved & welcomed in their school (I've seen enough to be able to say that's by far that's NOT the vibe you get). High Schools and other levels of schools have lost focus, and common cutesy. OK, I don't want to sit here and sound like an advocate for the student, yes I know that today's offspring's can be a tough bunch, However I feel that schools are more concern on "school grade and ratings" instead of students needs and wants.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
Poinciana is rather pathetic. They make us skip our whole day and sit in ISS for being late. Even if we're only a few seconds late. Then the students in ISS have to clean the school and pickup trash, when that's what janitors are supposed to be for. I also got yelled at for hugging my boyfriend and was told it was not school appropriate. It's not even like we were groping, it was just a friendly hug. Maybe if they'd chill a bit and actually clean the bathrooms then the students wouldn't feel so cramped and stressed. It feels like the deans and principals are suffocating us. Maybe next year it'll be better. But so far, we're only a B because the state lowered thir standards. So quit getting your hopes so high.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2010
I am a student that has attended this school for two years now,and dont plan on going back. i moved here to the Osceola County and was zoned to Poinciana,i was looking for to this new experience but it didnt turn out the way i had hoped for. The students lack tons of motivation,strive,and the urge to learn. But also having the teachers loose the power and control over their students to want to learn or even have the respect makes it no better. Their are a few teachers here that care and work hard for their job and their are many that don't bother anymore. This school needs a definite change with students and teachers all together.

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
this school has nonthing fun for us students to do.all they want us to do is work and work all day long

- submitted by a student
November 18, 2009
You get what you give. You can not expect teachers to do every thing, it starts and has to be reinforced at HOME. My son is a 2006 grad and he graduate with 33 college credits. The more challenging the class the better prepared for College you will be. Parents have to explain this and encourage their child to take challenging classes and Work Hard. Jonathan finished his third Year at College and is well equipped Thanks to Poinciana and all his Teachers but we never expected the school to do it alone. His College GPA is 3.5 and has earned over 97 credits qualifying him for the Smart Grant. We found Poinciana to have a great Academics Program, Outstanding Sports Program and many other fine Programs. Making Poinciana High School a Quality learning environment. The staff is inspiring, hard working and friendly. They work with what we give them

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 18, 2009
This is the first year for my 10th grade son in Poinciana High School. We moved during the summer to Osceola County from the Dominican Republic. He came from a small private British school in the DR. Even though I originally wanted him to attend Celebration High School he was zoned for Poinciana. So far he has adapted quite well and brings home lots of homework almost every day. He is learning a great deal in his honor and AP classes which is very importand to him and myself. The new principal is doing a great job in improving the school and making it one of the best in Osceola County.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
The teachers are very kind and work hard. More parents need to be involved to make this a truly great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
This school is horrible, they dont teach nothing and they barely get homework. Whats with this school ! No spirit and no education

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2009
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August 27, 2009
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January 26, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
December 09, 2008
To me this school is wack. if we are late we either get a warning second we get a detention and third we get suspend how in the world does a student get suspended for being late?? i mean come on.. some teachers here cant teach kids think its cool to fail we did CIM that did not help me pass the FCAT..im a senior at this school i transferred from st cloud high school.. im an ese student havent passed the FCAT i did get the help i needed when my learning strageties teacher was here ever since my strageties teacher left in october..everything else began slacking off but the ESE department helps me out.. the administration have a nasty attitude i just think teachers need to focus on passing the student...

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 19, 2008
I arrived to PHS in 2008. This school saved my life. After arriving here from the awful schools in Miami, I didn't even know where to begin. The administration knew little about me but were willing to give it their all to help me succeed. My teachers would never give up on me and do their best to make sure I learned all that I could. I finaly understood what it was like to get an education. The students in the school were all good people. There were rarely any fights in sight. The administration treated me with great respect, The teachers demonstrated that they would give their all and the students were peaceful and mature. I HIGHLY recommend this school & Yes, The tardy system is flawed but it's simple... Just get to school on time. Thank You, Poinciana High School.

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2008
I'm a student here at PHS and i think its great. I don't agree with the ratings that we got. Dr.Straker is a great principle and he's doing his very best to help not only our school but us students be successful as well. The way I see it is that we are like a family. Every family has their ups and downs and PHS has certainly had its share of problems, But despite all those hardships we have still managed to somehow pull together and we're working toward success together. Families stick together or shall I say 'ohanna' from lilo & stich meaning nobody gets lets behind or forgotten, and thats exactly what I feel our staff here at PHS are trying to do for us students. I love this school its has seen me grow up to be a brilliant and caring young lady. Mad luv for PHS :)

- submitted by a student
March 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 04, 2008
To me I personally think this school is much better compared to other school's out there. This year we may be an F school, but the principal & teachers are doing their best to help us. My teachers sit down & try to explain the work to you if you dont get it. To me if you have any problems with work & the teacher doesn't do anything to help you out you should get transfered out or ask the teacher for help. Many people complain about the over crowding but we dont have that anymore. So the classrooms are smaller. If I had a choice to leave PHS or not I wont leave for anything. I like it here.

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2008
No parent involvement, students think it is funny to fail, teachers think it is alright to not speak English throughout campus

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2008
This school is horrible. If we are late we get like one warning and the next time we get detention and the 3rd time we get suspended. If i am late to school i just don't go at all. The block schedule isn't helping at all. This year we have this stupid CIM thing that doesn't help at all and the purpose is to prepare us for the FCAT. But what about the students that passed? The guidance department is rediculous. You go to speak with a counselor and most of the time they aren't there or just don't want to see anybody. It is so hard to get help around there. Pitifull school.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
This school is very dissapointing.The classes are good but some of the staff members are not so good.Its graded to be an f school and they are definatley no helping it get any better.They are tryin to keep students in scholl but every time a student is late they are getting suspended.If your trying to keep kinds in school why take them back out.Kids dont even come to school have the time because they feel instead of being late they just wont so go.You need to acknowledge that.

- submitted by a student
January 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 20, 2007
My children have been to many school districts since we are a military family that has moved many times. This is the worse school we have ever experienced. They focus so much on the bad kids and disciplinary actions that the average or above average kids get ignored and are not challenged academically at all. We have since moved from the area to give our other children a better chance at a better education.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 19, 2006
I am proud to have a son and daughter at Poinciana. My children are attending Poinciana from Pittsburgh PA because I thought they would get a better education verses a big city high school, and I was right.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2006
We have three sons in PHS and we am very happy with the support teachers, guidance counselors and principal of the school have extended to our boys especially Physics and ROTC. They have gone on and beyond to tutor them, to encourage them to continue to push forward, counseling them about college, etc. They are in honors, AP, DE programs. We relocated here and I was very skeptical at first because of school ratings but my boys all have a 3.6+ GPA and we as parents are very thankful to the principal and the staff for all they do on a daily basis that may go unseen by us parents. Thank you ROTC staff for everything you do. The pros far outweigh the cons. If your kids want to progress, all the avenues are available, all they have to do is express that desire and be willing to work for it.

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April 29, 2006
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April 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
I am happy to say that Poinciana High School is improving. We have a great leader in our principle. The school has excellent academics and sports programs. There is a great school atmosphere and the teachers are positive and work with the students. I am happy with its progres and look forward for continued progess through the years.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
PHS is really a mediocre high school. It is very strict on its dress code and regular disciplinary actions upon its students, but the quality of education is not that up to par. If anything, it lacks disipline in the classroom. Their dance team is one of the best, and PHS's pride. And all their extracurricular activities are rather OK. The one activity it doesn need to work is their band. Parental involvement is also something they should work on. The only thing I can remember that involved parents is the first day of school tours the give, but most students find it cool not to bring their parents along with them so that's out to fthe picture.

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2006
Poinciana has a lot of activites. Parents are very involved with the school due to emilas and the school website. The principal has a great program going on to keep down violence. There are many sports, programs and clubs to choose from after school. Quite a few are award winning also. That is what makes Poinciana a great school.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2005
Campus has a lot to offer. Principal is open to hearing parent concerns. Love the Navy Jr ROTC program.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2005
The school is way too big and the kids get lost in the shuffle. I look to the ROTC program to help me guide my son but they have no interest.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2005
Good school, good programs. Crowding is an issue. There are too many portable buildings. More good teachers are needed.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2005
Parental involvement was pretty low. Academic programs are decent. Several sports programs, music isn't as good as it used to be in years past

- submitted by a student
August 03, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
no rating July 25, 2005
this school has an excellent student teacher ratio

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2005
I think Poinciana High School has too many children and therefore the students are not getting the education they deserve. Osceola definitely needs more schools. I think the quality of programs are decent, but there is always room to improve.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
The teachers and staff are willing to go above and beyond to help students achieve their potential. All the students have to do is ask. The facilities are the best in the county, even better than the brand new high schools that have just opened. The parent support has been growing, but in order for PHS to become an 'A' school, more parents will need to become more involved with the school and their students.

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May 14, 2005
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April 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2005
I think that Poinciana Highschool is good for a great start in a new school year keep up the good work.Thank you sincerely,David

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September 25, 2004
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August 23, 2004
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June 04, 2004
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May 24, 2004
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April 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 29, 2004
I have three daughters in this school. They are in 11th grade. We are very happy with Poinciana High School. They have achieved a lot. We are Hispanic, and my 3 girls GPA is over 3.5 considering that three years ago they did not speak English at all. Thank you Poinciana and Mr. Emcharfe and Mr. F Ball. My girls just love you. The nursing program teacher is loved by one of my daughters as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
I have a daughter in Poinciana High School - it is a great school. Students are motivated and challenged. The Band program is one of the best if not the very best in Osceola County - the Marching Band has travelled to Chicago & New York to perform in parades. Dual enrollment college courses are offered as well as technical courses. I can't say enough...I am so very glad we are zoned to this school.

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My daughter detested going to school at Poinciana High. She never felt challenged or as if she was learning anything she could use in life. According to her the classes were mind numbing and the students mostly regurgitated facts. I sincerely hope this school has improved greatly from the 1999-2000 school year.

- submitted by a parent
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Poinciana High School
2300 South Poinciana Boulevard, Kissimmee, FL  34758
(407) 870-4860
Last modified Poinciana High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Poinciana High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top