The Home of the Hurricanes!
Palm Harbor University HS
1900 Omaha St.,
Palm Harbor, FL, US
The Boys Soccer:
PHU Boys Soccer is one of the most success High School Programs in the State of FL. The Boys team won 3 State Titles since 1996.
Palm Harbor University High School, also known as PHUHS, is a Pinellas County public high school in Palm Harbor, Florida for grades 9-12. The school’s mascot is the Hurricane and the school’s colors are navy and maroon. The campus was built in 1996 and was originally to be known as the University High School at Palm Harbor. The word University emphasized the intended cooperation with the University of South Florida, but this did not materialize.
Students at PHUHS belong to either the traditional program, which is called the University Program, or one of two magnet programs:
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Center for Wellness and Medical Professions (CWMP)
In the past several years, PHUHS has ranked very highly, with over 80% of the graduating class qualifying for Florida Bright Futures Scholarships and students consistently performing in the top 1% of scores for the state-wide FCAT standardized test. The school has the highest graduation rate of all high schools in Pinellas County. Palm Harbor University High also received a 10 out of 10 and an A grade from greatschools.net, was named in the 2004 USA TODAY Academic All-Star Honorable Mention, and won 35 athletic championships at the local, regional and state level.
The high school was mentioned in the Newsweek listing of the best High Schools in the U.S. and was awarded a Silver Medal ranking in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools. Its International Baccalaureate program has led over 700 students to the IB diploma, and has maintained the second highest percentage of diplomas in North America within the 60 (or more) students per graduating class category. PHUHS is a recipient of Florida’s Five Star Award for outstanding community involvement, and boasts a total of 47 National Merit finalists.