Principal's Message

Welcome to Winter Park High School

Dear Wildcats,

Thank you for your commitment to making Winter Park High School a safe place for higher learning with a focus on achievement. Winter Park is a place with high expectations for all students and faculty where together we build a strong, academic foundation based on state, national, and international standards. Winter Park is committed to establishing a cooperative and lasting partnership between home, school, and the community to assist our students in acquiring a high-quality education.

Winter Park High School was established in 1927 and was one of the first public high schools in the county. Here are a few outstanding achievement indicators that highlight a tradition of excellence for close to a century:

  • Ranked by the U.S. News and World Report in the Top 10% Nation-wide (out of more than 20,000 schools)
  • 134 Super Scholars over the past seven years – Accepted into a Top 20 College or University
  • Approximately 4,100 AP and IB Exams administered yearly to help students achieve college credits while in high school
  • 91.6% IB Diploma pass rate over the last five years – the global average is 82.2%
  • Ranked an ‘A’ School by the Florida Department of Education
  • Digital Video Production – Has won national awards from C-SPAN Student Cam Documentary and Student Television Network
  • Navy JROTC – numerous students pass the FAA Small Unmanned Aerial Systems licensure exam and/or the Visual Line of Sight Ground and Flight Industry Certification; Dual Enrollment partnership with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
  • Performing Arts: 86 student-performers made All-County; 23 made All-State; 135 Superiors at District Solo & Ensemble; Chorus selected as a Disney Candlelight Processional Honor Choir; Theater – award nominations in all categories for their production; Dance Team achieved a State Championship and 8th in the Nation.
  • Athletics: 126 Team State Championships; 228 Individual and Relay State Champions; 84 Team State Runners-up; 10-time winner of the State FHSAA ‘Sunshine Cup’ All Sports Award; 16-time winner of the FACA ‘Carey McDonald’ State Athletic Program of the Year

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.  

We are very excited to share that our Main Campus renovations are underway.  This means that our Main Campus is closed this Summer.  Due to this, all appointments (registrations, meetings, etc.) will take place on the Winter Park High School 9th Grade Campus.  Please call 407-623-1476 if you have any questions.

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


Matthew Arnold
Mr. Arnold

Main Campus: (10th - 12th grades)
(follow the prompts for various departments)

Freshman Campus: (9th grade only)

School Office Hours:
Monday- Friday
7:00am- 4:30pm


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