Principal's Message

Welcome to Winter Park High School!

Matt Arnold- Principal

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: 

Gold School

  • Ranked by the U.S. News and World Report in the Top 10% Nation-wide (out of more than 20,000 schools)
  • 78 Super Scholars over the past four years – Accepted into a Top 20 College or University
  • Approximately 3,500 AP and IB Exams administered yearly to help students achieve college credits while in high school
  • 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 – our FAA Certified Pilot Ground School has produced 11 pilots; numerous students pass the FAA Certification for Drone Piloting; 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: 122 Team State Championships; 228 Individual and Relay State Champions; 82 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
  • Recognized as a 5-Star School and Golden School by the Florida Department of Education

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.   

In order to help us continue to provide a safe and healthy environment, please schedule needed appointments ahead of time. The most efficient way for us to get your message to the correct individual/department is through our school email address below.

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