Thomas Richard Robinson High School

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Thomas R. Robinson High School
Address
6311 S. Lois Avenue

,
33616

Information
Type Public
MottoPride Through Excellence
Established1959
School district Hillsborough County Public Schools
PrincipalRobert Bhoolai
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,664 (2016-17) [1]
Color(s)Black, Gray and Silver [2]
            
Team nameKnights
Rivals Plant
Website

Thomas R. Robinson High School (known as Robinson High School) is a public high school in Tampa, Florida. It was established in 1959 and is named after Thomas R. Robinson, an educator in Hillsborough County who began teaching in 1917. Robinson High School is the smallest high school in Hillsborough County. The official mascot of Robinson is the Fighting Knight.

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Hillsborough County, Florida County in Florida, United States

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Athletics

Robinson High School offers many sports including football, flag-football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, cross country, soccer, lacrosse, and track. Robinson Knights were State Runner-up in football in 1963. The flag-football team have been 5-time State Champions since 2014. The school's rival is Plant High School.

International Baccalaureate Programme

The school is the third Hillsborough County high school to have an International Baccalaureate Programme, with the other IB schools being C. Leon King High School, Strawberry Crest High School, and Hillsborough High School (Tampa, Florida). The program was established in the 2006-2007 school year and offers a Pre-IB curriculum for grades 9 and 10, and an IB Diploma Programme for grades 11 and 12. Robinson received the status of a full-fledged IB diploma school for the 2008-2009 school year. The first class of IB students graduated in 2010.

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Notable alumni

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