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Our Mission and Vision

  • Mission:  The mission of Countryside High School is to prepare all students for college, career, and life.  


    Vision: The vision of Countryside High School is 100% student success.  

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  • Picture of Principal Taylor K. Henderson, Sr.

    Dear Visitor,

    Thank you for taking time to visit the website of our great school. Countryside High School has over 44 years of rich tradition and has been one of the most prestigious schools in Pinellas County since its inception in 1980. CHS is fortunate to be home to over 1,800 Cougars each day and the campus is vibrant with activity at all times of the day and night. We like all of our Cougars to be the very best that they can be at Countryside High School. As a result, our Cougars have won 10 state championships and are very competitive in almost everything and have a strong reputation of success.

    We have a little bit of everything for everyone here at Countryside High School. The performing and visual arts departments are outstanding and annually recognized for their in-house productions. Countryside High School also has a strong roster of Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses, as well as a nationally recognized technology program (iSTEM). We have a renowned annual College and Career Fair and host many district and regional events. Our Cougar country has remained very strategic in offering a variety of academic and enrichment programs to keep our traditional educational program attractive to all learners. We will continue to keep running into the future, preparing each Cougar for the post-secondary world.

    We are fortunate to be located in beautiful Clearwater, Florida on the east coast of Pinellas County. Our campus is pristine, filled with sprawling oak trees, palm trees, and an array of stunning native courtyards. If you are a prospective family, please feel free to reach out to our administration for a school tour as you will not be disappointed. Thank you again for visiting our site.

    Go Cougars!

    Taylor K. Henderson, Sr.
    Countryside High School



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  • Welcome to Countryside Cougar country!  Countryside High School has a great history over 44 years and continues to evolve in all areas of academics, extracurriculars, and athletics!  Please take a moment to explore our site and come and visit our beautiful campus as we have a lot to be proud of! 

    Countryside High School is located in the beautiful northeastern portion of Pinellas County and serves the communities of Clearwater and Safety Harbor. In addition, students from the Palm Harbor and East Lake areas also choose to become Countryside Cougars. As a result, we are one of the larger schools within the Pinellas County school system and are considered a premier high school.  

    Countryside High School consistently ranks among the most highly selected schools in the region due to our student academic progression, diverse accelerated course offerings, and parent involvement.  Our school mission is to prepare each of our Cougars for college, career, and life.  Our staff is committed to ensuring all students are successful on our campus.  

    Go Cougars!  

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