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PK, 9-12
Public district
Panama City Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 1,460

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550 Alf Coleman Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

(850) 767-3700
(850) 236-3068
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August 03, 2009
Arnold High School is an amazing school.I really like the teachers.Even though we have to wear school uniforms,it still is a great school.

- submitted by a student
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June 24, 2009
This was our first semester at Arnold. We moved here from out of state. Our experience has been great. In many ways Arnold has more to offer than the private school where my son previously attended.

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April 06, 2009
I am very pleased with Arnold; they have a wonderful ESE staff, and every administrative person I have dealt with has been respectful and kind...the students are all very protective of my child, they are not cruel...that says alot about the values being taught. Dr. Haley is one of the most down to earth people I've ever met. I cant wait til next year when both of my kids will be going to Arnold and I can get involved more!

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2008
I attended arnold high all four of my high school years. Every year the school seemed to be getting worse. One of the reasons was because they started firing the best teachers which was a bad idea on their part since the school needs as many teachers it can get because the classes are way too crowded. I was always very disappointed in the attendance office because when I would miss a day, my mom would call to excuse me and they would never pick up and when she would leave a message, it would still not get excused. They do have a very wide array of extra curricular classes that are helpful for future careers and very fun classes to be in. Also, the guidance counselors are the best you can get. Overall, when my last year came, I was very glad to get out.

- submitted by a student

May 22, 2006
This school is a pretty good school. They offer duel enrollment and AP classes. By the time you graduate from here you could be finished with your A.A. from Gulf Coast Community College. The football team is not that great, but they have an awesome soccer program. Lots of clubs are offered. There are mulitple honor societies and many extracurricular activites to choose from! There is a lot of pressure to go to college after you graduate but with the a lot of GPA's being close to a 4.0 who wouldn't pressure ones students to go to college.

- submitted by a student

May 07, 2006
With new leadership and a new dress code, perhaps AHS can focus on being a better learning environment. Dr. Haley has done a better job of punishments when the parking lot is trashed (literally). Now, if we can only keep the kids at school and not walking around campus and driving off before lunchtime. Maybe the students can take pride in the school, it is still the newest high school in Bay County.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2005
As a family of hurricane evacuees in autumn 2005, we were warmly welcomed and helped by the faculty and staff at Arnold High School. The administration quickly, smoothly, and with much warmth and kindness scheduled and integrated my daughter into classes and into the life of the school. Although she arrived several weeks after classes had begun, the teachers helped her make up the work missed and to become fully integrated into the life of the school. The students were very kind and welcoming. I am extremely impressed with the strong academics and student life at Arnold. Our daughter was very fortunate to have been blown to Arnold by the hurricane.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2005
Fun school. Good classes. Nice teachers

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2005
Arnold High School does offer academic programs to meet almost all needs. There are choir, band, art club and classes, and most sports. There are numerous clubs that any student is eligable for. The level of parent involvement is not very high. Most parents have no idea what goes on at the campus until the student has done something wrong.

- submitted by a student

May 17, 2005
Arnold is a GREAT school. Top GPA's in Bay county for all sports! Collegiate studies is great and what I like is that the courses are available to every student even if not enrolled in the Collegiate Studies program. This is a great opportunity for students who maybe aren't on that track but would like to take some college classes. It is also nice that students who are accepted into the program have the opportunity to take other courses than just the ones in the program. Very flexible. The school is only 5 years old, very nice grounds/buildings. Parent involvement is great- all are welcome and encouraged. Art, music, sports, and other activities are not only available, but encouraged as well. The well rounding of each student is taught from day one- Fish Camp! Students seem friendly and happy to be involved.

- submitted by a teacher

February 25, 2004
I'd say way too many students at AHS have little or no respect for themselves, each other, or their surroundings. They smoke openly in the school parking lot. They trash the place. They leave campus for lunch without authorization. They skip school or cut class to go surfing. Basically, they do as they please, as they seem to have control over the administration and staff. Rules and/or the enforcement of rules are either much too lax, or non-existent. Many parents and school staff seem to look the other way. Also, I think a majority of AHS teachers could do a much better job of filling their 90 min. classtimes with more instruction. Teachers, you are definitely not challenging your students. They have far too much time on their hands.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2004
The guidance counselors at Arnold High School do not return repeated calls and are very inefficient. Being a professional, I am very disappointed in their professionalism.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2004
I have had one child graduate from Arnold and my second is now a sophomore. I think Arnold is the best high school in Bay County. They have many courses to offer for college credits, the have a very good activities program and a knowledgable staff. Thank you Arnold High School.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
Dress code, off campus lunch rules to say the least are not enforced. The students are not disciplined and rules might as well be written in sanskrit.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
I believe all rules, especially dress code should be enforced by school officials. It is almost embarrassing to see what the female students are wearing (or not wearing) when I drop my son off for the day. This is my 2nd year experience with Arnold. Both years they claim they will send home students who violate dress code, but do not follow through. If they would send them home a few times, I and other parents would be seeing different dress on these students. Our sons would keep their minds on their studies and not the girls. Arnold would probably see an increase in higher grade averages of this would be put to the test.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2003
I love Arnold's staff and environment, however, the rules need to be enforced more strongly with the consequences spelled out to students and parents.

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J.R. Arnold High School
550 Alf Coleman Road, Panama City Beach, FL  32407
(850) 767-3700
Last modified J.R. Arnold High School is a Public school that serves grades PK, 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J.R. Arnold High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top