Since Dr. Brittain became principal a couple years ago, he has done an EXCELLENT job at improving this school...night and day since the previous principal. I have 2 daughters that go there and we are all thrilled with SHS. Dr. Brittain is an outstanding leader and we are fortunate to have him!
Seminole high School is a great school. My daughter used to go there and had a wonderful experience. The teachers are very helpful and care for the students. There is also after school tutoring offered by the teachers to help give students individual attention and get that one on one time with the teacher.
Seminole High School is terrible! In this school students care less about there grades and more about who is dating who. Walking through these halls is no joy. There are people making out, fighting, and being loud. Judgement is a huge issue here. Sad to say, I have not met a real person at this school either. The people are fake, and intimidating each other all the time. Other than that everyone is talking about drama, or how terrible this school is, a teacher is, or there day. It is very negative, and unhealthy for everyone. From the faculty and other teachers you get to here there drama too. The faculty favorites there students also. And back to the students.. they put drugs in there lockers, girls kiss the mirrors with lipstick in the bathroom, etc. The school smells. Terrible. There is no spirit, every has there guards up at this school. And when your not there for the drama, you get to know about it through social networking sites. It's hard to see that the guys copy each other, and so do the girls. The lack of individuality is sad. For the cliques and friends, I recommend people outside of Seminole. Seminole is great for the college programs they offer, and there principal.
My daughter is currently atttending Seminole High School. It is by far the best high school in the southern part of Pinellas County. The principal and guidance are very dedicated and are constantly working to improve student performance. The teachers at SHS are top notch, particularly the math department. We consider ourselves truly blessed to have our daughter learning math from teachers of this callibur.
Seminole High School was named the 124th best high school in the country according to Newsweek Magazine this year (2009).It is an amazing school with a music program that is one of the tops in the nation. I have had 2 children graduate from this school and go on to college. The principal and teachers are always so proud to be there and the students know what an honor it is to attend this school. Community involvement is amazing also.
I am an alumni of Seminole High School and would like to thank a few of the teachers there. The school overall was like any normal highschool, you have your trouble makers, and your cliques at any public school, but any young teenager looking to fit in somewhere, definately will at seminole high school, from a there show choir to band, to drama and math clubs, IB program as well as health academy. Mr. Maguire is the greatest Choir director ever, He cares for all his students and considers each and everyone as a child of his. I would reccomend Seminole High School to your teenager as a school of choice.
I graduated from Seminole High School in the year 2007 and I must say the school is probably one of the top high schools in the state with the majority of teachers who actually care about your piece of mind and a principal who is constantly involved. I would recommend this school to any student. It was a great experience and because of this school I got excepted into a major university in Florida (University of South Florida in Tampa).
I am very confused about the parent who says she is never notified if her child misses classes at Seminole. My phone has a message on it the very same day that my son misses telling me he was not in school. That is an automated thing and if she is not getting the message, she needs to see who is erasing it. Students at Seminole High are expected to excel academically. If a student is disruptive to that, then the teachers are going to react. If you check the latest FCAT scores, you will see that Seminole far exceeds the state average in every category. Children who go to Seminole to learn are going to have a great experience and will leave there with a much greater chance to succeed.