|Thomas R. Robinson High School|
6311 S. Lois Avenue
|Motto||Pride Through Excellence|
|School district||Hillsborough County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Black, Gray and Silver |
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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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.
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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