Plant High School

Public 9-12

 2415 S Himes Ave
       Tampa, FL  33629-5134


(813) 272-3033

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
70th of 774 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,919 Help

Feeder schools for Plant High School:

Elementary:    Gorrie Elementary School
    Grady Elementary School
    Mabry Elementary School
    Mitchell Elementary School
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Middle:    Coleman Middle School
    Wilson Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  23.2
Number of students:  2,514

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.9%
Hispanic:
18.4%
Two or more races:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.1%

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Compare Details Plant High School ranks better than 91% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 3rd among 39 ranked high schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.9%), Hispanic (18.4%), two or more races (4.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Plant High School is 23.2. 38 high schools in the Hillsborough School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Plant High School is $6,919. 33 high schools in the Hillsborough School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Plant High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Plant High School 70th of 774 Florida public high schools. (See Plant High School in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 43rd of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Plant High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 93.52 22nd 484 95.5%
2005 92.04 27th 487 94.5%
2006 93.60 21st 477 95.6%
2007 91.98 29th 563 94.8%
2008 92.18 29th 577 95.0%
2009 90.99 35th 587 94.0%
2010 91.91 31st 620 95.0%
2011 91.75 35th 622 94.4%
2012 72.11 85th 606 86.0%
2013 81.17 64th 648 90.1%
2014 78.83 81st 687 88.2%
2016 75.96 78th 693 88.7%
2017 80.29 54th 714 92.4%
2018 76.25 82nd 716 88.5%
2019 78.49 63rd 734 91.4%
2021 80.14 62nd 746 91.7%
2022 79.29 70th 774 91.0%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.7)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Open Quote PASSION TO HELP EACH AND EVERY STUDENT SUCCEED IN LIFE...In addition to the the terrific teachers and staff.....parental involvement, volunteers and mentor's make themselves known and readily available to assist and guide the students. There are a number of after school programs available for students that are geared to assist the students in their academic achievement and what it is, that is unique for each individual. To assist and help guide them and think about not only what college undergraduate programs are suitable and available early on but to encourage them ...there is but one option and that is getting them prepared for the job market whether it is Trade school or college and help all students prepare themselves. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, November 7, 2009

Open Quote Great school! It really is the total package when it comes to High Schools; outstanding academics, athletics, student clubs and associations. The faculty is accessible and eager to partner with parents to ensure the young adults graduating from this school have every opportunity. Additionally, the faculty pushes students to excel at Plant, when they talk about strength of schedule here they mean the students class schedule not the football team's, although they play state champion level football too. When we moved to Tampa I looked for a house in this school's district. I feel it is the best decision I have ever made for my two children, both currently enrolled at Plant. If you are looking for a school in Tampa and have not looked at H.B. Plant High School you are missing something. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Plant High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1017 223 30 58 0 n/a n/a 0 1328
1989 928 194 28 58 1 n/a n/a 0 1209
1990 835 197 27 75 0 n/a n/a 0 1134
1991 836 174 34 87 0 n/a n/a 0 1131
1992 831 148 36 95 0 n/a n/a 0 1110
1993 1168 199 41 155 2 n/a n/a 0 1565
1994 1142 202 36 179 3 n/a n/a 0 1562
1995 1267 223 38 226 4 n/a n/a 0 1758
1996 1267 223 38 226 4 n/a n/a 0 1758
1997 1231 286 38 250 4 n/a n/a 0 1809
1998 1274 203 37 256 2 n/a n/a 0 1772
1999 1276 178 42 277 4 n/a n/a 0 1777
2000 1303 191 42 283 8 n/a n/a 0 1827
2001 1374 163 38 300 8 n/a n/a 0 1883
2002 1447 179 43 325 9 n/a n/a 0 2003
2003 1447 179 43 325 9 n/a n/a 0 2003
2004 1455 176 46 333 12 n/a n/a 0 2022
2005 1452 170 49 329 13 n/a n/a 0 2013
2006 1410 164 55 331 8 n/a n/a 0 1968
2007 1402 160 52 325 7 n/a n/a 55 2001
2008 1517 170 46 359 5 n/a n/a 69 2166
2009 1585 182 56 371 2 n/a n/a 72 2268
2010 1608 205 67 358 3 n/a n/a 68 2309
2011 1558 200 69 437 2 4 75 0 2345
2012 1581 185 74 431 3 2 76 0 2352
2013 1587 168 68 413 7 0 65 0 2308
2014 1631 163 59 398 6 0 75 0 2332
2015 1615 155 64 419 4 1 72 0 2330
2016 1592 178 72 458 5 1 83 0 2389
2017 1574 172 77 447 3 1 85 0 2359
2018 1570 191 83 462 6 1 86 0 2399
2019 1642 164 99 491 6 2 99 0 2503
2020 1692 152 102 488 2 3 104 0 2543
2021 1708 111 90 458 1 2 107 0 2477
2022 1733 106 98 463 1 2 111 0 2514

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Plant High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1328 96.0 13.8 17.2
1989 1209 85.0 14.2 14.3
1990 1134 83.0 13.6 16.7
1991 1131 83.0 13.6 17.7
1992 1110 76.0 14.6 11.6
1993 1565 88.0 17.8 11.9
1994 1562 93.0 16.8 13.8
1995 1758 100.0 17.6 12.5
1996 1758 100.0 17.6 12.5
1997 1809 98.0 18.5 14.1
1998 1772 95.0 18.7 10
1999 1777 95.0 18.7 11.5
2000 1827 94.0 19.4 14.9
2001 1883 101.0 18.6 10.2
2002 2003 103.0 19.4 11.5
2003 2003 103.0 19.4 11.5
2004 2022 110.0 18.4 11.8
2005 2013 111.0 18.1 13
2006 1968 73.0 27.0 12.6
2007 2001 75.0 26.7 10.6
2008 2166 108.0 20.1 12.2
2009 2268 132.7 18.0 13.6
2010 2309 120.0 19.2 14.8
2011 2345 120.6 19.4 15.6
2012 2352 122.0 19.2 16.2
2013 2308 118.0 19.5 16.1
2014 2332 116.0 20.1 18.5
2015 2330 117.0 19.9 19.7
2016 2389 120.0 19.9 21.2
2017 2359 123.0 19.1 20.1
2018 2399 120.0 19.9 21.5
2019 2503 112.0 22.3 19
2020 2543 117.0 21.7 16.9
2021 2477 110.5 22.4 18
2022 2514 108.0 23.2 15.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Plant High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1328 96.0 13.8 17.2
1989 1209 85.0 14.2 14.3
1990 1134 83.0 13.6 16.7
1991 1131 83.0 13.6 17.7
1992 1110 76.0 14.6 11.6
1993 1565 88.0 17.8 11.9
1994 1562 93.0 16.8 13.8
1995 1758 100.0 17.6 12.5
1996 1758 100.0 17.6 12.5
1997 1809 98.0 18.5 14.1
1998 1772 95.0 18.7 10
1999 1777 95.0 18.7 11.5
2000 1827 94.0 19.4 14.9
2001 1883 101.0 18.6 10.2
2002 2003 103.0 19.4 11.5
2003 2003 103.0 19.4 11.5
2004 2022 110.0 18.4 11.8
2005 2013 111.0 18.1 13
2006 1968 73.0 27.0 12.6
2007 2001 75.0 26.7 10.6
2008 2166 108.0 20.1 12.2
2009 2268 132.7 18.0 13.6
2010 2309 120.0 19.2 14.8
2011 2345 120.6 19.4 15.6
2012 2352 122.0 19.2 16.2
2013 2308 118.0 19.5 16.1
2014 2332 116.0 20.1 18.5
2015 2330 117.0 19.9 19.7
2016 2389 120.0 19.9 21.2
2017 2359 123.0 19.1 20.1
2018 2399 120.0 19.9 21.5
2019 2503 112.0 22.3 19
2020 2543 117.0 21.7 16.9
2021 2477 110.5 22.4 18
2022 2514 108.0 23.2 15.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Plant High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $258 (3.8%) $6,454 (96.2%) $6,712
2019 $273 (4.0%) $6,488 (95.9%) $6,762
2020 $345 (4.9%) $6,719 (95.1%) $7,064
2021 $596 (8.6%) $6,323 (91.4%) $6,919

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Plant High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 63rd of 734 High schoolsRanks 70th of 774 High schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Plant High School)7970
 9%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5550
 5%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Plant High School)7976
 3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5349
 4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Plant High School)8381
 2%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Hillsborough)6762
 5%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6761
 6%
End of Course US History (Plant High School)9087
 3%
   End of Course US History (Hillsborough)7369
 4%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7065
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Plant High School)3947
 8%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Hillsborough)6360
 3%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Plant High School)7976
 3%
   End of Course Geometry (Hillsborough)5753
 4%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students25032477
 1%
African American164111
 32.3%
American Indian61
 83.3%
Asian9990
 9.1%
Hispanic491458
 6.7%
Pacific Islander22
White16421708
 4%
Two or More Races99107
 8.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19%18%
 1%




Frequently Asked Questions about Plant High School

Students at Plant High School are 69% White, 18% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 4% African American, 4% Asian.

Yes. Plant High School ranks in the top 9.0% of Florida high schools.

In the 2021-22 school year, 2,514 students attended Plant High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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