Students enrolled 2203
School leader MS. PAMELA BOWDEN
Transportation options Yes
District Hillsborough County School District

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4748 Cougar Path
Plant City, FL 33567

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(813) 757-9075
(813) 707-7079
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4 stars
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January 24, 2014
This school is hardly worth two stars. First and foremost, I will introduce myself. I moved to Valrico from out of state midway through sophomore year. I would describe myself as academically inclined, take initiative as a leader through ROTC and did partcipate in SGA but discontinued that as the goals and missions were not the same as in my home state. Thank God for dual enrollment, which Mrs. Dupre is extremely helpful and offers amazing guidance for, because then I would have been completely robbed of my high school education. Many teachers here lack the passion and ambition to teach. The honors classes are a joke. For example, in English II Honors, we spent three weeks learning transitions! It's an honors class, not a review of the eighth grade! My experiences with both counselors I've had over my high school career have been very non-welcoming and stressful. Last time I checked, or at least compared to my old high school, guidance counselors are supposed to be helpful and listen to the students needs. In all, the only thing good about this school is Mrs. Dupre, ROTC, and the teacher care (Mrs. Griffith, Mr. H, and couple more).

- submitted by a community member
May 18, 2013
Although I have had a few problems with my guidance counselor with scheduling, overall I love this school. If you are involved with theatre or any arts program, this is your school. The arts teachers are very passionate about what they do. Also I have had great academic teachers with very few exceptions.

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2011
I am an alumni of Durant HS. During my time at Durant, I was very involved with sports, clubs and student council. Being involed is one of the most important aspects for students. I battled a family issue my Junior year, and everyone at Durant helped me through. From talks with the principle, families bringing food over and friendly hugs from other students, I can honestly say I got through it because of my Durant family. I will always be proud to say I was a Durant Cougar.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2010
Every school has issues and my kids have enjoyed their time at durant but I agree with the support staff is RUDE and/or never bothers to return calls. Football Coaches won't return calls even though your new to the program and get upset with the kids for asking questions. Guidance, please where do I begin. With the depature of the head of the department I was hoping for a geat new start however now the replacement does not return calls either, do they teach that? I thought Durant would have better structure in place. You wonder why parents don't want to get involved here, they can't no one calls you back and if they do, they have attitude.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
Leadership staff is rude and disrespectful to both students and parents and are allowed to ridicule students as well. FL statute 1006.09 (b) line 13 'No student shall be suspended for unexcused tardiness, lateness, absence, or truancy.'

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
Durant may have some bad things about it, but overall this is by far one of the best schools in the county! I recently moved away and the new school i am attending is eons behind Durant both in technology and curriculum. I have always thought that northern school have left southern school behind when it comes to the talent of students, and until recently, in my mind that was true. After experiencing the move i have gone through it seems like teachers at Durant are more caring and helpful than anywhere else i know of.

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February 08, 2010
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January 16, 2010
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October 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 11, 2009
i loved this school while i attended

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September 19, 2009
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August 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 24, 2009
My daughter was invited to go through their GAP program coming into High School as a freshman. She loved it. The exercise made all the difference in making her feel like part of the school. She got very excited just hearing the kids talk about their experiences in Durant. Orientation was just as great. Teachers willing to take a minute and talk to you. Students seemed very respectful and just comfortable in the school. So far so good.

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July 30, 2009
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July 28, 2009
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May 25, 2009
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January 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 05, 2008
So far i have enjoyed this shool teachers and all

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2008
I am impressed with the school as a whole, however, I am concered about the ESE department & opportunities given to borderline students, so that they have access to grade level info for FCAT testing. It seems that unless students specifically ask for it, Grade level FCAT INFO is never presented. It also appears that Low Income students are more inclined to fail if they do not purchase items requested in the Honors classes by teachers. Teachers nor Guidance return calls or vmails left for them. Not everyone owns a computer, nor has access to internet. As Far as the Prinicpals & Administration, no complaints at all.

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August 27, 2008
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August 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2008
Between all my kids we have been at this school now for 6 years. The administation is caring and wonderful and the staff has been there a long time. That says alot to me. I have had a good student and a not-so-good stud. so i have been able to see first hand both sides of administration.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2008
I graduated from this school in 2004. I fought tooth and nail not to go there orginally. I was glad my mother made me go, it was the best experience ever in my life. My little sister now goes there. We moved just so she would be in boundaries of the school.

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2008
I was a student at Durant, and if I could I would go back. This school has so much to offer. There IEP program is amazing and the teacher give so much. It's a great school.

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
Durant is such a high spirited school.We go to school,are happy to learn and are very school spirited and it brings the student body and faculty together.I give it an A+ !

- submitted by a student
May 12, 2007
very disappointed in the IEP programs and communication with guidance. I have left many messages that have not been returned.

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December 01, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 23, 2006
Well...I'm not a parent but I am a student at Durant. And I must say that this school has everything to offer you. The staff is so helpful to tend to all you needs as an individual person. Not only does Durant offer outstanding academic classes the electives are incredible! I can honestly say that Durant is the best high school in the Plant City area!

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2006
This is a great school so many choices! All the kids are laid back but still get there work done. Great staff also.

- submitted by a former student
July 27, 2006
The wide, varied choice of classes is incredible, one of the best I've ever seen in a high school. Elective choices vary from aerobics, to web design, to sewing, and one of the most amazing social studies departments I've ever seen. It's great to see kids have an opportunity (and interest!) in history and things of that like. The teachers are great, they keep the kids interested. One field I'd say needs improvement would be the math and science classes, however. A little more energy from those instructors could possibly get the kids more interested in the classes, and lower the failure rate.

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July 07, 2006
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May 11, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 29, 2005
This high school is amazing! They have great technology and the block scheduling allows students to take more AP classes and college credit courses to prepare themselves. I recommend special assignment if you aren't in the district.

- submitted by a former student
August 18, 2005
Lots of potential in terms of areas of study. Many interesting alternatives that I haven't seen offered in major cities.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2005
I feel that the Math Department except for Miss Bryant is very weak and the principal is concerned about the athletic department more then the academics.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2005
Durant is an excellent school. We're heavily involved in our son's career there. The Music Department is top notch; the kids win all kinds of awards. Marching Band is among the best in the state. It has a good mix of conservative & liberal viewpoints to foster better understanding & tolerance. Athletes do well too. It enjoys a high graduation rate. I kind of wish they'd enforce a stricter dress code, though. Some of the girls look like hookers. I suppose it's that way everywhere right now.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2005
I think that academically the school is excellent. there are so many electives to choose from that will help you get into the career you want. For the most part the teachers are great. Extracurriculars are available, but only the sports and NHS are big. Parents are not really involved at all.

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March 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2004
An exceptional faculty of teachers. The administration is average and reactionary.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2004
This school has an amazing faculty. The try to do whatever it takes to get there students involved.The music department is especially fantastic here. The teachers not only try and teach the students but they also challenge them to do there best.

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September 01, 2003
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Durant High School
4748 Cougar Path, Plant City, FL  33567
(813) 757-9075
Last modified Durant High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Durant High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top