Florida State University School
FSUS is located in beautiful Southwood, in the southeast part of Tallahassee. It is a K-12 charter school sponsored by Florida State University. It provides research and development opportunities for educators as well as providing a laboratory for teacher education. It has approximately 1700 students that represent a population typical of other school sites in Florida. It has strong programs in the academics as well as award-winning arts and athletic programs.
FSUS Core Beliefs
Students learn and make good decisions when they are engaged in the learning process and have appropriate opportunities for success.
A safe and caring environment promotes student learning.
A student's self esteem is enhanced by fostering mutual respect and collegiality among and between students and staff.
Team work and communication are essential elements of a successful school system.
Collaborative research and reasoned inquiry enables us to advance knowledge and contribute to best practices in education.
The educational experience will enable students to be successful in life's pursuits.
Each student is a valued individual with unique academic, social, creative, physical, and emotional needs.
In collaboration with the College of Education at Florida State University, the mission of Florida State University Schools is to advance Florida's K-12 education through exemplary teaching,research, and service.
Instruction that MOVES
Leaders who INSPIRE
Research that MAKES A DIFFERENCE In the 21st Century
1857 - Founded as the Primary Department of The Florida Institute.
1919 - Dubbed "The Model School"
1922 - High School grades added
1924 - Becomes "The Demonstration School"
1927 - Accredited by the State Department of Education; christened "Florida High"
1955 - School moves to a location on the Corner of Call Street and Stadium Drive
2001 - FSUS moves to new school site at Southwood
2002-2015 - State-rated school grade of "A"
Pictures Over Time
1919 "The Model School"
1927 Florida High "The Demonstration School"
1955 newly constructed Florida High
2001 The new Florida State University School
Four University/Community Colleges used FSUS for research, observations, etc., consisting of: FSU, TCC, FAMU, Flagler, with visits by educational leaders from Indonesia Universities
13 different FSU Schools/Colleges used FSUS for research, observations, etc.
One State agency was served by FSUS
FSU collaboration for implementation of the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program (K-12)
Over 7000 hours logged by researchers and field participants for observations/Interviews/Field Experience and Practicum
20 Research projects involving more than 2000 student contacts occurred at FSUS
• FSUS averages 15 Intern placements from FSU and Flagler
• Collaborated hosted and present the 2012 International Association of Laboratory and Charter Schools Conference
• FSUS Faculty members conducted Smartboard workshops for FSU students and faculty
• Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation collaboration between FSU and FSUS faculty
0.18% Native American Indian
Free and Reduced Lunch