Mission Statement:All Northeast students will graduate prepared for college and career.Core Values:
Northeast High School is a four year, comprehensive high school, with a current enrollment of nearly 1,700 students. It ranks as one of the largest high schools in the Pinellas County School System and it serves a diverse student population with programs designed to meet the needs of a wide range of abilities and interests. These programs include four certified career academies in which students can earn college credit and an industry ceritifcation, 16 Advanced Placement courses, nine on campus dual enrollment courses taught through St. Petersburg College, the AVID program, community based instruction programs and much more.
Students, teachers, parents, business partners and the community share the responsibility for implementing our school’s mission.
A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
Students learn most effectively when they are active participants in their learning process.
Literacy should be an emphasized and an ongoing school-wide objective.
Students should be provided opportunities for real world experiences, with an emphasis on college and career ready academies.
Through the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college readiness system, students will become active learners preparing themselves for entry into college.Three Keys to Success:
- Attendance: Students attend classes daily, arrive timely to class, and prepared mentally for learning.
- Attitude: Students exhibit relationship, scholarship, sportsmanship, citizenship, leadership, and partnership.
- Achievement: Students submit all assigned tasks and never accept zeroes for any assignment.
Northeast is our banner
May it ever fly,
Made of truth and spirit
Never let it die.
Shout its praise and glory
Shout it to the sky
Loyalty and victory
Be our battle cry.
Northeast we salute you
In classroom and on field
Memories and truth complete
These we'll never yield
We will sing thy praises
When from thee we roam
Ever praise and glory
Northeast halls our home.
Composer: Fred Shannon
Authors: Josephine Dove Kelly and Judith Gail Osborn
When Northeast High School opened its doors on September 7, 1954, the total enrollment was 978 students with a faculty of 51 teachers and a total of 46 classrooms. A senior class of 79 elected the first Senior Class President. It was under the first Student Government’s leadership that the school mascot (the Vikings), school colors (scarlet and cream), and the names of the school publications (the yearbook--dubbed the Viking Log, and the school newspaper--the Nor’easter) were chosen. The formal dedication ceremonies for Northeast High School were held on December 12, 1954. The Viking band, sporting its new uniforms, under the capable direction of Eugene Beeman, provided music. John M. Sexton served as principal from inception until 1965.
Just as St. Petersburg has changed tremendously in the past 50 years, Northeast High School, known as NEHI by its students and alumni, has experienced dramatic changes as well. The student body population has reached as high as 3000 and back down to its present 2000. The school colors have changed to red and white with the use of black as an accent color. The full face Viking is still the official school logo.
Principals Throughout Northeast High School HistoryNameYears in ServiceJohn M. Sexton1953 - 1965Thomas H. Rothchild1965 - 1968William G. Justice1968 - 1970Lee R. Benjamin1970 - 1974Bill G. WIlliamson1974 - 1979J. Thomas Zachary1979 - 1989Charley J. Williams1989 - 1992Michael A. Miller1992 - 2005Patricia Wright2005 - 2008Kevin K. Hendrick2008 - 2010Paulagene Nelson2010 - 2012Kevin K. Hendrick2012-2017Michael J. Hernandez2017-present