About Naples High School
On behalf of our entire learning community, I wish to extend you a warm welcome to our school. For the better part of the last century Naples High School has remained the flagship school of Collier County Public Schools. The hallmark of our success is the willingness and commitment of each of our learning community members to ensure that our students have every opportunity to reach their highest potential and become productive citizens. Our parents, proud alumni, and community members provide the foundation from which our dedicated teachers, staff, and administration create learning opportunities like nowhere else. The student body brings an unparalleled spirit to our campus every day. Naples High School offers a comprehensive academic program which not only meets the needs of our diverse learning community, but also challenges our students to be college and career ready. The home of the Golden Eagles truly is a school where “You will learn here, you will grow here, you will amaze yourself here!”
Darren Burkett, Principal
Naples High SchoolMission
The mission of Naples High School is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment in which all students have the opportunity to achieve to their highest potential and become productive citizens.
Naples High School’s vision supports the District's mission stated simply: all students will complete school prepared for ongoing learning.
Brief History and Background
Naples High School was first established in 1928 as part of a K-12 school located on 6th Avenue North in the City of Naples. The school has existed at its current location in Naples as a Senior High School since 1960. It is located on 33 acres bordered by an established residential neighborhood to the north, US 41 to the east, and Collier County’s only large shopping mall directly across the street to the south. The school has seen two major renovations over the years. The first major renovation occurred in 1985-86 when the school’s science areas were renovated and updated, The school’s second major renovation was a comprehensive one which lasted over 2 ½ years (from 1993-96) and changed the look of the school completely. Three two story classroom buildings, a new media center building and a new cafeteria were all added during this time. The current campus layout consists of eleven free-standing buildings, with a football/soccer stadium on its east side and a softball/baseball complex on its west side. In the midst of the campus now is a “green space” or “commons.” This occurred as the result of the school’s original gymnasium demolition and the erection of a new gym at the east end of campus adjacent to the football/soccer stadium. This space changes the appearance and overall openness of the campus, a welcome change for students and staff at the start of the 2008 school year. There are many memorials scattered throughout the campus recognizing students and alumni. A growing recycling effort among students, staff, and visitors to the campus is reflected by the location of containers for bottles and cans and bins for paper located in classrooms, on outside walkways and where athletic contests take place. A striking Golden Eagle sculpture adorns the front yard/south entrance of the school as does a large eagle with its wings spread in the gymnasium’s Hall of Fame (gym lobby) at the entrance to the gym on the north side of campus. There are signs in view for all to see in areas frequently traveled by students that state, “You will LEARN here. You will GROW here. You will AMAZE yourself here.” The landscape on campus is well maintained, and the overall look and “feel” of the campus is one of pride and pleasure.The mission of the Naples High School community--including students, parents, staff members, and community members as participants in the educational process and stakeholders in the school's success--is to provide a safe, orderly, nurturing environment in which all participants work together in mutual respect and pursuit of educational excellence.Naples is located in lower Southwest Florida in Collier County containing approximately 2,034 square miles of land and water. Our climate is best described as semi-tropical with a strong marine influence from the Gulf of Mexico. The population is approximately 251,000 with a major surge during the winter season. Six high schools serve a population comprising a wide range of economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We serve approximately 1700 students, having over 100 faculty and staff members.