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Sarasota, FL
Students enrolled: 2,110

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1000 South School Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237

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(941) 955-0181
(941) 361-6380
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November 19, 2013
Football team is garbage what happened it's not the players it's the coaches ,, go to cardinal mooney way better

- submitted by a community member

August 20, 2011
I love this school! I'm graduating this year, and I'm seriously depressed cause i have a ton of fun here. All the teachers i have had are really nice, all the kids get along well, i hang out with a variety of different people and have never had any problems. like any school, if you're a new kid of course it's going to take time to make new friends and get situated, but you just gotta go with flow and not care what people think. i was a new student here, and you just gotta talk to people and you'll be set :) I am definitely gonna miss this place and the all the people there.

- submitted by a student
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November 21, 2008
As a parent, I'm not impressed with this school at all. My family and I moved to Sarasota when our daughter was in the eighth grade. She attended Booker Middle where she was in the VPA program, and she absolutely loved it. We had moved and were districted to SHS, and the from the first day on, she always came home crying. I contacted the school and they continued to do nothing so I pulled my daughter out. I was hesitant to send my daughter to Booker High, due to all the awful stories, but now that she is in VPA again, her sophmore year has been wonderful. I'm glad I made the choice to send her to Booker, and I would do the same.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2008
I am currently a student graduating next year. This school has had a few ups and downs but its still a very good school. Its clean, great teachers, great staff. Just needs a few improvements and thats all.

- submitted by a student

November 06, 2007
Sarasota High goes above and beyond to prepare students for college and life as adults in general. The campus is clean, modern, and well kept. I've truly enjoyed my time there.

- submitted by a student

May 17, 2006
Raised children in Ohio and at Sarasota High, and found the curriculum at SHS to be more challenging. However, administrative issues, including 3 different principles in 5 years, make for a negative, non-supportive learning environment.

- submitted by a student

April 13, 2006
SHS has been a varied experience for my junior child. He/she has a large number of AP and Honors classes available and has done well in them. Some of the teachers are great (math, science) and provide stimulating and motivating classes; he/she was able to get to know these teachers well. Some were quite boring (language arts, french), would offer an excessive amount of grade curving and extra credit, and weren't very 'available'. My child is active in the band which she loved at first but it has had an annual change of instructors. My child has had a variety of clubs available to join. The principal shows favoritism toward sports programs; As a role model, he should show support to all activities and should be setting a higher standard even in his appearance.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2006
School is OK. Northern schools teach much more than this school Teachers average to less than average overall.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2006
Great school. The faculty sincerely cares about the welfare and futures of their students

- submitted by a student

June 27, 2005
I have been pleased so far with the education here. I believe it has to be a good school because of the competition of Riverview nearby, which we will be now attending because of a lateral move. The sports are very challenging and the coaches encouraging. Academically, I feel some of the challenges could be brought up, but feel for the most part that those who wish to learn are recognized by the teachers and get what they need. I don't see as much parental involvement as I would like, but feel that mostly it is because of the other needs of life, including work schedules that don't match up with school needs. Overall, a good school.

- submitted by a teacher

January 12, 2005
My child was in a drop out prevention program. She enjoyed art class and her academic subjects. In Chior she felt the teacher had 'favorites' and this caused stress in our home. Sports are available even though she didn't participate in them. I thought her time was well spent at Sarasota High.

- submitted by a parent

February 29, 2004
I think Sarasota is an excellent school. The teacher quality could use improvement, some teachers are too old fashioned in their teaching style. But the campus is clean and safe, the extracurriculars are numerous, and the school spirit is high.

- submitted by a student
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Sarasota High School
1000 South School Avenue, Sarasota, FL  34237
(941) 955-0181
Last modified Sarasota 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.
Sarasota High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top