Florida State University School

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Florida State University School is a laboratory school affiliated with Florida State University. Despite its common moniker, "Florida High", it actually serves grades kindergarten through 12th grade. FSUS is a charter school located within the Southwood community in the southeast part of Tallahassee, Florida, USA. FSUS is sponsored by Florida State University's College of Education.

History

The school was founded in 1857 as the Primary Department of the Florida Institute, and from 1954 until 2001, was located on the FSU campus. However, the university's interest in building a medical school at Florida High's location necessitated the school moving off campus. In 2001, the new Florida High building in Southwood was opened.

Relationship with FSU

FSUS is a demonstration school for exploring teaching techniques as well as being an education center where teachers may observe and participate in best teacher practices; and a vehicle for the dissemination of research findings. FSUS and the Florida State University schools collaborate for research, observations, etc. with Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College.

After the school's relocation to Southwood, there was some consideration of the school severing its ties with the university. However, that proposal was rejected by Florida High's faculty.

Student body

Florida High has approximately 1600 students that represent Florida's population demographics. The school...
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