School Information

  • Countryside High School - Home of the CougarsThe Real CHS

    Address: 3000 SR 580, Clearwater, FL 33761

    Phone: (727) 725-7956

    Fax: (727) 725-7990

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Taylor K. Henderson, Sr.

    School Hours: 7:25 AM  - 1:55 PM

    Points of Pride

    • Girls' Lacrosse PCAC Division Champions 2023
    • Numerous award winners in visual and performing arts in 2023
    • iSTEM magnet program named a "Model School" by the Magnet Schools of America
    • Participation in district and state Thespian competitions resulted in superior ratings in 2023
    • Countryside High School has a comprehensive athletic program with 10 state championships in softball, soccer, corss country, wrestling, and girls’ tennis. 
    • The Paw Print, our school newspaper, has received bronze, silver and gold medal evaluations from Columbia University’s CSPA (Columbia Scholastic Press Association). 
    • The Cougar TV program has received more than 500 awards since 1987. 
    • The Cougar Career Center is a model for Pinellas County Schools and Countryside High School also offers a full time college center.


    Special Services and Programs

    • Advanced Placement courses
    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) 
    • AP Capstone Program is designed to complement and enhance other AP Classes
    • Cambridge AICE courses offered on campus
    • Cougar U provides support for our freshman students, as it is a critical time for students to establish positive academic habits, organizational strategies, and study skills that will benefit them throughout their high school years. 
    • Drama, Chorus, and Band
    • Dual Enrollment courses are offered on and off campus through St. Petersburg College
    • Early Childhood Program allows students to gain a working knowledge of children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth by participating in the actual operation of a preschool center
    • Early College, Early Admissions and Executive Internship Programs 


    Mission: To prepare each Cougar for college, career, and life.  

    Vision: 100% Student Success