Allen D. Nease High School
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Allen D. Nease High School
Allen D. Nease High School
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10550 Ray Road


Coordinates30°4?49?N 81°26?58?W / 30.08028°N 81.44944°W / 30.08028; -81.44944Coordinates: 30°4?49?N 81°26?58?W / 30.08028°N 81.44944°W / 30.08028; -81.44944
TypePublic high school
School districtSt. Johns County School District
SuperintendentTim Forson
PrincipalLisa Kunze
Enrollment2500 (2017-2018)
Color(s)     Green
Team namePanthers
RivalPonte Vedra High School

Allen D. Nease High School is a high school in the St. Johns County School District, located in Ponte Vedra, Florida that was established in 1981. The school is a member of the International Baccalaureate program. The principal is Lisa Kunze.[2]


Nease High School is named after Allen Nease, a pioneer in Florida's reforestation efforts, and donor of the land on which the school was built. Nease also served on the St. Johns County School Board for 24 years, 17 of which as chairman.


Growth in the northeast corner of St. Johns County, primarily in the Ponte Vedra Beach/Palm Valley areas during the 1970s had warranted the construction of a new school. The school, which opened in 1984, is the second public high school built in St. Johns County. The school first opened as a Junior/Senior High School, but as the growth of Northwest St. Johns County rose the school eliminated its Junior high sector. Nease was originally designed to accommodate up to 1,500 students, however, enrollment has historically been at above capacity. Bartram Trail High School opened in the Fall of 2000 to alleviate overcrowding. Due to the continual growth in Northwest St. Johns County area, Ponte Vedra High School was built and opened in the Fall of 2008.[3]

Allen D. Nease Senior High School is currently zoned to serve the communities of Palencia, Ponte Vedra, Town of Nocatee, Kensington, Las Calinas, and World Golf Village.[4] The main feeder schools are Pacetti Bay Middle School and Valley Ridge Academy, while other students come from Alice B. Landrum Middle School or Fruit Cove Middle School.


Nease High School was rated the 81st best high school in 2007, 91st in 2008, 93rd in 2009,[5] and 185th in 2010 by Newsweek.[6] Nease High School ranked 977th in the U.S. News and World Report 2018 list of best public high schools in America.[7]

Nease High School has the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), as well as the Advanced Placement Program.

Special programs

Special programs at the school include the following:


Nease competes in FHSAA Class 8A as the Panthers wearing the colors green and gold. The Panthers field teams in the following sports:[8]

  • Baseball (boys)
    • Boys state champion - 2017 (7A)
  • Basketball (girls & boys)
    • State champion - 2002 (3A)[9]
    • Girls state champion - 1999 (5A)[10]
  • Competitive cheer (girls)
  • Cross country (girls & boys)
  • Football (boys)
    • State champion - 2005 (4A)[11]
  • Golf (girls & boys)
    • Boys state champion - 1995 (4A), 1996 (6A), 1998 (6A), 2000 (2A), 2001 (A) and 2007 (2A). Six titles is the most of any school in Florida.[12]
  • Lacrosse (girls & boys)
  • Soccer (girls & boys)
    • Girls state champion - 2002 (2A), 2005 (4A), 2006 (4A) and 2008 (4A)[13]
    • Boys state champion - 2007 and 2008 (4A)[14]
  • Swimming (girls & boys)
  • Tennis (girls & boys)
  • Track & field (girls & boys)
  • Volleyball (girls)
    • State champion - 2008 (4A)[15]
  • Weightlifting (girls & boys)
  • Wrestling (boys)

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "St. Johns County School District - Media Release: Opening Day Student Count". Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved .
  2. ^ New Principal Appointments Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Trulia Real Estate database Archived July 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "America's Top Public High Schools - Newsweek and The Daily Beast". 2009-06-07. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "America's Best High Schools: The List - Newsweek and The Daily Beast". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Best U.S. High Schools". 2018-05-08. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Nease High School". C2C Schools LLC. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "BOYS BASKETBALL 2014-15 CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS" (pdf). FHSAA. p. 5. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "GIRLS BASKETBALL 2014-15 CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS" (pdf). FHSAA. p. 3. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Football 2013-2014 Championship Records" (pdf). FHSAA. p. 4. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "BOYS GOLF 2014-15 CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS" (pdf). FHSAA. p. 5. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "GIRLS SOCCER 2013-14 CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS" (pdf). FHSAA. p. 4. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "BOYS SOCCER 2014-15 CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS" (pdf). fhsaa.orf. FHSAA. p. 3. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 2015-16 CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS" (pdf). FHSAA. p. 4. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ Len Mattiace page at PGA Tour website Archived November 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Jeff Klauk page at PGA Tour website Archived February 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Ben Nowland page at Arena Football League website
  19. ^ Nathan Sturgis Archived June 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

External links

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