Moore Haven Junior-Senior High School is located in Moore Haven, Florida, a small, rural town on the southwestern shore of Lake Okeechobee, the second largest fresh water lake in the United States. Nearly half of our students are bussed in from the outlying communities of Muse, Ortona, Palmdale, Crescent Acres, Horseshoe Acres, Hendry Isles, North LaBelle, Lakeport, Buckhead Ridge, and the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. We have a culturally diverse population that includes Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, and Caucasians.
The school has been in existence since 1968. Before that time it shared the same campus with the elementary school and housed grades 1-12. It was known as Moore Haven School. In 1967 a new school was built for the elementary grades, including the addition of kindergarten classes. Booker T. Washington School in Washington Park was closed and Moore Haven Junior-Senior High School became the only secondary school in the county. Today, it houses grades 7-12. In addition, to classrooms and office buildings, the campus includes an auditorium which seats the entire student body, a gymnasium, and a football field with a six-lane track. Baseball and softball field complexes are within walking distance of the campus.
A multifaceted curriculum that addresses the needs of the students has been developed. The school’s curriculum is aligned with district goals and objectives, as well as Sunshine State Standards. A disciplined faculty is well-trained with its respective curriculum and implements the requisite standards and objectives. ELL strategies are incorporated across the curriculum, and support facilitators of ESE students assist faculty in modifying curriculum and assessments. Reading is stressed across the curriculum.
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High School has maintained a C grade as determined by the State Department of Education since school year 2007-08. Although the grade for school year 2011-12 is still pending, it is anticipated that the grade will be a C, based on current data.