Kathleen High School

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Kathleen High School

1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida 33805
United States

28°3′24.588″N 81°59′43.55″W / 28.05683000°N 81.9954306°W / 28.05683000; -81.9954306
School type Public school
Motto "Mighty Red Devils"
Established 1928
School district Polk County Public Schools

Johnnie Jackson (Acting)

Ernest Joe
Teaching staff 118
Enrollment 2,124[1] (2014-15)
Color(s) Red, white and black
Mascot Red Devil
Accreditations Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Kathleen High School is the second oldest of four high schools in Lakeland, Florida, United States. It was originally housed north of its present location, at the site of the current Kathleen Middle School.[2] It is currently the smallest of the city's public high schools.

Academic programs[edit]

  • Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA),[3] as of the 2008-2009 school year
    • The program focuses on Pre-Engineering and Avionics.
  • Criminal Justice [4]
  • Distrotek [5]
  • Fire Academy [6]
  • Preschool Academy, [7] as of the 2008-2009 school year

Activities and clubs[edit]

  • Chorus
  • Drama Club
  • Band
  • Television Production (IgnitionTV)
  • Cheerleading
  • Future Farmers of America
  • AFJROTC (Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps)
  • Criminal Justice


  • Baseball (boys) / softball (girls)
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling


In July 2015, former Central Florida Aerospace Academy instructor Jennifer Fichter was sentenced to 22 years in prison for having consensual sexual relations with three male teenagers.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]