About Us
Palatka High School
 is located in Putnam County, and serves the Palatka and East Palatka areas. Our current student enrollment is about 1,300, drawing students from Jenkins Middle School.

Students attend classes six periods a day, taking a wide variety of courses, including dual enrollment courses at St Johns River State College. PHS offers Honors and AP courses and a variety of elective classes including Art, Desktop Publishing, and Journalism. Florida Virtual School is also an option for students. 

Our athletic program is highly competitive and we pride ourselves on outstanding sportsmanship. Our school colors are Blue and Yellow and our school Mascot is the Florida Panther.

PHS opened its doors in 1977 after merging two existing schools - Palatka Central and Palatka South. In recent years, the campus has been renovated with new classrooms, science labs, performing arts area, and cafeteria.

Contact Us
302 Mellon Rd. 
Palatka FL 32177
386-329-0624 (Fax)
386-329-0696 (Cafeteria)

Principal - JT Stout

Assistant Principals
Jerome Wilkerson
Christian Lee
Michelle Tucker
Cindy Bellamy (TOSA)

Dean’s Office

Gieselman, Aaron

Owens, Randell

Williams, Sharice

Guidance Office

Burney, Amanda - 9th Grade Girls

Chaires, Michael - 9th Grade Boys

Motes, Rebecca - 12th Grade

Ogle, Marlene - 11th Grade
Our Palatka High
by Keywanettes 81-82

Guarded by the river's bending flow ever free

Just as we at childhood's ending flow now forth from thee


Sing for thee Palatka High, raise your voices to the sky

Ever fondly we'll remember, Our Palatka High!

Helpful Information

Additional help and tutoring is available through Guidance. 

Leaving school during the day
We are not an open campus. Students are not allowed to leave school grounds during the school day (lunch, errands, trip to store, etc.) unless they are signed out by a parent/guardian.

Make-up Work
When or if you receive an excused absence you only have 3 days to complete any necessary make-up work. 

Bully Busters
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying should not be tolerated. From Bystander to Bully Buster: Tell the Bully to stop! Don't laugh or post comments! Don't assume it's none of your business! Report the incident.

Graduation Info
Announcements may be purchased early in the year. Cap and gowns are usually ordered in March. Grad Bash will be at Universal Studios in April. Seniors need to pay the cashier’s office a fee to go. The fee covers transportation and ticket to the event. Rules for prom also apply to the event. Ticket sales are in February. They will be sold, first come, first served. Permission slips must be notarized. Baccalaureate is a special service is usually the Sunday before graduation. The exact date and place will be announced. Faculty and family and friends of the graduates are invited. Graduates should wear caps and gowns. Practice is two days before graduation at 9 am at the Football stadium. Seniors should park at the baseball/armory parking lot. The Senior Show is usually in the Spring at CL Overturf School in Jim Pignato's Auditorium. Each year, members of the senior class present lighthearted skits, dances and a slide show in the spring. All proceeds go to the Senior Class.

Student Success
Students should be prepared each day with paper, pencil, planner and individual class requirements. They should record class assignments and homework assignments each day in their planner. This will help to ensure their success at PHS!

Panther Pride Brick Project
Be a part of Panther history with a personalized Panther Pride Brick. A 100% of payment qualifies as a charitable contribution.