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High school is a name used in some parts of the world and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. It is preceded by primary education. High school is also the name used to describe the institution in which the final stage of compulsory education takes place. In the United States, high schools generally consist of grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, although the inclusion of grade 9 varies by school district.       
King High School is a top high school situated in the United States. C. Leon King High School was opened in 1960 with 58 faculty members and 950 students in Tampa. The school was named in honor of C. Leon King, a distinguished and respected member of the Hillsborough County board of public instruction for 18 years. Its total student population is 2117, attendance rate in 2005 was 92 percent and the class of 2007 includes 24 national merit semifinalists.
The school is a traditional hybrid magnet. It has one of the three International Baccalaureate, IB programs in Hillsborough County, Florida. The IB program of King began in July, 1993. Eighty nine percent of IB seniors earned the IB Diploma in 2006 which is one of the highest rates in the United States. Along with that, the orchestral program has experienced great success in the last few years and received a superior rating this year under a new director.
The boy’s swimming team won the 2005 academic award for all of Hillsborough County swim teams with an average of 3.539. The football team won their second home game, against Brandon High School on September 15, 2006. King High School is home to one of the best junior state of America chapters in the southeast, consistently winning awards for superior public speaking and debating. The mission of the school is to provide their students equal opportunities to grow along with all round development. It helps them to acquire knowledge in a unique way resulting in the development.

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