Students enrolled 2332
Hours no info
School leader MR. ROBERT NELSON
Transportation options Yes
District Hillsborough County School District

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2415 South Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629

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(813) 272-3033
(813) 272-0624
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4 stars
Based on 49 ratings

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March 02, 2013
Here's the problem, we all need to make sure that fairness is infiltrated throughout schools. That would solve many problems currently in all schools. Entitlement is what I'm reading. We're looking for a school in this area, and wanted what was best for our children that two have special needs, one adopted and exposed to alcohol. Any suggestions about this school, Currently we pay for Catholic schools in Michigan.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
As someone who switched to Plant from another highschool, I can tell you for sure that this is the best school in Florida. I went to Berkeley Prep for all of middle school and found it too stressful and all the kids the same. I went to Blake High for the Arts in 9th grade and found it way too relaxed and too.. for lack of a better word, ghetto. Now that I'm finishing my highschool years at Plant I see why everyone at other schools wish they could go there too. Perfect level of academics; challenging but definitely not something to shoot yourself over, huge student body that you can find many friends in no matter what your interests are, and gorgeous campus. I've never been so excited to go to school.

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2010
kids are snobby and form allot of cliques, very overcrowded. i personally enjoy Robinson way more

- submitted by a student
no rating May 12, 2010
my daughter went to plant as a junior and senior and them 2 years were the best years of her entire life as a student. never had a disciplinary problem or academic problem. did better than she ever did at the academy or berkeley. that is why i am proud of my grandson going to plant.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
We paid $15,000 last year to send our son to a highly selective top rated private school and were very disappointed with the academic program taught by extremely new and in one case exceptionally out of date teachers. We have been awed by the quality of the acadmeic programs, extracurricular activities, sports programs and also the exceptional administrtive team and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
My son was a freshman at Plant last year and moved to a local private school his sophomore year. We found the academics at Plant lacking with the school seemingly more interested in maintaining high GPAs than in adequately preparing kids for college. The sports programs also seem to be geared toward kids who have played in the coach's camps and/or off season travel teams (moneymakers for the coaches) as opposed to selecting kids based strictly on playing ability and work ethic. Plant is probably a good choice relative to other public high schools in the area (excluding Robinson IB) but a poor choice compared to local private schools, or at least the one that our son attends.

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October 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
Although I focused on the negative in my below review, Plant does have much to offer in terms of academics, athletics, extracurriculars, and service opportunities. Personally, I enjoyed competing on the math league team, participating in the Latin club and rowing on the crew team. Just a note: Having glanced around this site, I noticed that the list of AP tests offered does not include some of the tests that I took as a student at Plant, which I would assume are still available: Statistics, Physics C: Electro/Magnetism, Latin: Literature, Psychology, World History

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August 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 13, 2009
As both a parent of two sons in this school and having substituted there as well, I would not have my kids go anywhere else, public or private. Great teachers, great administration, teriffic student body.

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January 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2009
I agree with the statement that we are very cocky at Plant High School. But I'd also like to wonder why we shouldn't be. We've got some of the best teachers, students, and programs in Florida. I think a little cockiness is in order. As for the rude part, I have yet to run into a student I didn't get along with at this school. I realize that with parents the fault never lies with their child, but in this case I suggest that some perspective is in order. Maybe the problem is not with the kids at Plant. This is based purely on my four years of experience at Plant.

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November 30, 2008
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November 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 14, 2008
I think plant is an ok school, but my child has told me the kids are rude and cocky. My other child at Robinson High says it is a great school, she is in the IB program there.

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November 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2008
I attended Plant and did not realize how great of a school it is until I left the state and finished at another high school. Not only did I not realize, I had to research Plant once I finished high school and see that Plant is one of the top 100 high schools in America. That's way learning was made so much easier, we had true teachers and that mattered most ;)

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2008
I am a minority that went to Plant and I had one of the best experiences that life has to offer. I was very involved with all programs that they had to offer and was on the executive board of the school and a president of two of the clubs that I was involved in. If you go to school to study and want to be involved as a minority and stay out of the stereotypes then you too will have a wonderful high school experience and also learn a lot along the way. This school is great for anyone.

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February 15, 2008
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January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2007
I don't recommend this school for anyone, especially minorities. The school has lots of oppurtunites and great stats education wise, but it isn't distributed evenly among the students.

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November 13, 2007
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October 15, 2007
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September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 08, 2007
This school taught me so much, I got the highest education there, and I will send my kids there in the future.

- submitted by a former student
July 31, 2007
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June 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2007
This school makes a difference and puts your child's future first! The Plant faculty has shown me that parent envolvement is welcomed and encouraged. They provide an excellent environment, strong school spirit, and teachers who truly want their students to succeed. Thank you Plant H.S for successfully guiding our children to have successful lives after highschool!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 24, 2007
Let's be honest. Even though Plant has great AP and Honors courses, they are not on the same level as the private schools in the area. It is a great public school but it is key to remember this school is still public. Hence, graduation rate is around 85% and while some of the students turn out to be wonderful people to lead the future, you still have many 'mess-ups'.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
Plant HS is an excellent school for the high achieving student. I have found that students who need a little extra help get lost and do not have any support or resources to help them succeed. My oldest daughter needed that help and it wasn't there for her. The guidance counselor was pleasant and understanding but wasn't able to provide anything to help her. My second daughter is an Honors/AP student and even before entering her first year was receiving additional attention and orientation. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled for it. I just wish they would have given my first student a little more attention that way.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
I am currently attending this school and I am in love with it. The academics program is wonderful. Most of all the students are the best, there are 'groups' at the school but even still the gothic kids get along with the preps. this is a big plus for students. please consider this while you are searching for a school. your children will love plant.

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April 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
This is a wonderful school with many learning programs. There are great people and well respected teachers with high intelligence.

- submitted by a former student
March 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
Great school. Lots of programs and terrific staff.

- submitted by a former student
February 26, 2006
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 08, 2006
The school has great academic programs, outstanding in sports, and average parent involvement

- submitted by a teacher
January 19, 2006
Plant High school is a school with so much tradition, it has been around since 1926, and has shown greatness from the beggining. Plant is a blue ribbon school, and has been recognized as 1 of the top 100 schools in america.

- submitted by a student
January 15, 2006
The best high school in Florida. Excellent teaching staff and programs with an increadible graduation rate.

- submitted by a former student
January 11, 2006
My experience with Plant High School was Phenomenal. My daughter attended private school before enrolling in plant high. It was very hard for me take put her in a public school. I had visited several high school and was referred to Plant High by a co-worker. After visiting the school I knew that was the place for my daughter. Their academic programs were on the same level as the private school if not better. My main goal was to prepare her for college. Their academic program (AP) helped prepare her. Erica was a A student at Plant and now an A student at University of Miami. Erica was in the hightest honor program at Plant which is the Gold and Black program. Plant has a lot to offer to students who are willing and ready to learn. I have notice but great things to say about plant and their staff.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2006
Plant High School is an excellent school. The Teachers were extremely helpful and were always trying to make you strive harder. It was a clean school, very well organized and very receptive to parental involvement and inquires. It really is like a private school. The school student body is diverse and also very competitive. A great precursor to college.

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July 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 02, 2005
The acedemic programs offered at this school are wonderful, they range in many subjects. the parents arent very involed in the school and there arent very many elective choices.

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2005
Plant High does an excellent job of involving parents in all facets of the school. The Academic Foundation is truly a gem!

- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2005
The level of parental involvement in Plant is the best I've ever seen. PTA is very active. High college bound rate. Well rounded in extra-curricular activities. We love the school.

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May 24, 2004
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May 02, 2004
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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
Thanks for giving my daughter a great education even when it was so very hard for her to achieve..

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Greatest 4 years of my life!

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2003
Awesome school! A lot of parent-teacher interaction. I highly support this school. I have a senior there. She loves it!

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Plant High School
2415 South Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL  33629
(813) 272-3033
Last modified Plant High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Plant High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews.