Top 10 Highly-Rated Tampa High Schools

Finding the right school for your children can be a daunting task, especially as they reach their teens and the stakes become higher.

If you’re a Tampa Bay area homeowner or homebuyer, we want to help you find a school with a positive atmosphere and the right amount of rigor for your child.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of the most highly-rated Tampa high schools (and those in surrounding Pinellas County), along with the program and curriculum information that each school offers.

Here is our list of the Top 10 Tampa High Schools:

Tamp High Schools1.   Plant High School

  • Grade: A 
  • Students: 2,332
  • 19th in Florida
  • Average SAT/ACT Score: 1810/282

Ranked 24th among high schools statewide, Plant High School has created a strong academic culture. The school offers a range of Advanced Placement® courses, and the AP participation rate is currently around 82 percent.

That’s great news for students who want to start earning college credit before they earn their high school diploma! Also, one Plant High School graduate became a published author at the age of 13 and has set her sights on a career in publishing.

Plant High School is within minutes from our beautiful South Tampa homes and close to Virginia Park and Parkland Estates.

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2.     Robinson High School

  • Grade: B+
  • Students: 1,557
  • 110th in Florida
  • SAT/ACT Score: 1800/28

Robinson High School, also located in Domain Homes’ South Tampa region, offers students certifications in Microsoft Office and Adobe Software and opportunities with the Aerospace Academy and International Baccalaureate.

Just last year, Robinson HS made the news for its incredible International Baccalaureate graduation rates. According to TBO News, it was the only school in Florida that saw a 100% success rate. This means every student enrolled in the IB program graduated with a diploma, which is a huge accomplishment.

Placing a high premium on multiculturalism, the school also encourages international and intercultural awareness.

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3.     Strawberry Crest High School

  • Grade: A
  • Students: 2,152
  • 38th in Florida
  • Average SAT/ACT Score: 1780/26

Also located in Hillsborough County, Strawberry Crest High School offers students a wide range of integration and activities, such as the International Baccalaureate Program and Women In Technology courses.

Located near the Domain Homes’ neighborhood of Tampa Heights, Strawberry Crest High School is known for supporting students to reach their higher education goals. Just last year, school officials hosted a breakfast for 135 students who earned admission to colleges from Florida to France.

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4.     St. Petersburg High School

  • Grade: A-
  • Students: 2,281
  • 85th in Florida
  • SAT/ACT Score: 1870/26

One of the most historic high schools in Florida, St. Petersburg High School has achieved major milestones in renovating the campus. The school offers programs such as the Center for Construction Technologies, International Baccalaureate and Hospitality & Tourism.

It also places a heavy focus on intercultural and international affairs. In fact, just this year, two student ambassadors were chosen to represent the school in Takamatsu, Japan as part of the city’s cultural goodwill exchange.

The school is minutes away from Domain Homes’ St. Petersburg neighborhood and close to The Dali Museum and USF St. Petersburg.

Tampa High Schools5.     Steinbrenner High School

  • Grade: A
  • Students: 2,247
  • 42nd in Florida
  • Average SAT/ACT Score: 1730/26

Located in north Hillsborough County, Steinbrenner High School offers a multitude of AP and Honors Courses, as well as Dual Enrollment courses for upcoming graduates.

Tampa High Schools6.     Palm Harbor University High School

  • Grade: A
  • Students: 2,519
  • 45th in Florida
  • Average SAT/ACT Score: 1840/27

Palm Harbor University High School (or PHUHS) is a Pinellas County high school and offers programs such as the Center for Wellness & Medical Professions, Center of Academics for Business Administration & Management and International Baccalaureate.


seminole high school7.     Seminole High School

  • Grade: A-
  • Students: 3,070
  • 76th in Florida
  • Average Graduation Rate: 85%

Home of the “Warhawks,” Seminole High School offers a range of traditional and progressive academic programs. In addition to Academic Placement ® and Dual Enrollment, the school offers an Academy of E-Commerce. This is a course focused on the history and evolution of e-commerce business. It is also social, as students meet together to discuss their business ideas.

The Center for Education and Leadership, a career academy sponsored by Seminole High School, provides its students with the skills they need to become leaders in the workforce.

If you live in Pinellas County, or near the Domain Homes Seminole neighborhood, Seminole High School is a great choice for your high school-age children.

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8.     Newsome High School

  • Grade: A-
  • Students: 2,370
  • 50th in Florida
  • SAT/ACT Score: 1710/27

Newsome High School opened its doors in Hillsborough County with an amazing “A” year in 2003. The school also has an exemplary course load, including programs like Advanced Placement, AVID, Journalism and Social Media.

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9.     Sickles High School

  • Grade: A-
  • Students: 2,070
  • 52nd in Florida
  • SAT/ACT Score: 1620/24

Sickles High School, home of the Gryphons, offers more extracurricular activities and clubs than other Tampa high schools–everything from Chess to French Honor Society, and much more.

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10.  Osceola Fundamental High School

  • Grade: B+
  • Students: 1,761
  • 112th in Florida
  • SAT/ACT Score: 1680/25

Osceola Fundamental High, located in Pinellas County, offers a more unique learning environment. As a “fundamental” school, requirements include: parent-teacher monthly meetings, stricter student dress code and a study-intensive curriculum. Osceola HS is one of the more rigorous Tampa high schools.

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