Principal's Message

Matt Arnold, Principal

Dear Wildcats,

Thank you for your support of Winter Park High School! 
As we continually strive to be the top producer of successful students in the nation, I would like to share some accomplishments from this past school year.  A high performing school like WPHS does not exist without a dedicated staff, ambitious and inquisitive students, and the support of parents and the community.  We all work together to make our school a great place for learning and achievement.

Here are some of the outstanding accomplishments from this past school year 2018-2019:

  • Ranked by the U.S. News and World Report in the Top 10% Nation-wide (out of more than 20,000 schools)
  • 5 National Merit Scholars
  • 29 Super Scholars – Accepted into a Top 20 College or University
  • 68 Students earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Over $16 Million in scholarships earned
  • 3,583 AP and IB Exams were administered to help students achieve college credits while in high school
  • Ranked an ‘A’ School by the Florida Department of Education
  • Digital Video Production – numerous students received national recognition for both the C-SPAN Student Cam Documentary and the Student Television Network competitions.
  • Navy JROTC – our FAA Certified Pilot Ground School has produced 6 pilots; 10 students passed the FAA Certification for Drone Piloting; through a Dual Enrollment partnership with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, our students continue to achieve college credits and industry certifications while in high school.
  • Performing Arts: 115 student-performers made All-County; 12 made All-State; 54 Superiors at District Solo & Ensemble; 8 Superiors at State Solo & Ensemble – 2 of them with Distinction; Chorus selected as a Disney Candlelight Processional Honor Choir; numerous honors at community events for our Visual Arts program; Theater – award nominations for student performers in the production ‘Crazy for You’; Dance Team achieved a State Championship and 5th in the Nation.
  • Athletics: 3 Team and 1 Individual State Champions; 1 State Runner-up; 3 Region Champions; 12 State Top 10 Finishes; 13 District Champions; 28 out of 30 Varsity teams had an average GPA over 3.0; Metro Conference ‘Bob Berry’ All Sports Award; 2 Student-Athletes made the FHSAA Academic All-State Team

Winter Park High School has a rich tradition of academic, athletic, and artistic excellence.  As we hold our students to high expectations, we look forward to recognizing the many achievements that will continue that tradition.

The best way to stay informed about individual/group recognition, upcoming events, and important reminders is through our weekly electronic newsletter, which is usually sent out every Sunday afternoon. Send a text message to 22828 to sign up for the newsletter. Enter the following text message content: WPHS. A prompt will then be sent asking for your email address. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 407-622-3200.   

Thanks again for your support of Winter Park High School, “Home of the Wildcats!”

Matthew Arnold


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Athletic information is found at the address below.

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