Auburndale High School

Welcome to Auburndale High School, home of the Bloodhounds!  Auburndale High School is known for academic excellence. Teachers and staff work diligently developing the intellectual capacity of students while providing them an extraordinary environment that inspires greatness. We define greatness as “the ability to do the ordinary tasks of daily living in an extraordinary way.” We take a student centered approach to guide our Bloodhounds in identifying and selecting their academic and co-curricular needs that enable them to attain their goals for the future. Our commitment is to ensure that every Bloodhound is known, valued, and inspired to succeed in the twenty-first century.


Congratulations to NJROTC cadet Victor Pagan Cordova on receiving a three-year Army ROTC scholarship to Florida Southern College worth approximately $120,000!  He now has joined Mariely Sanchez who also received a three year scholarship to Florida Southern and Jared Foster (a previous NJROTC cadet) who graduated from Auburndale in 2017 and will be finishing his Bachelor’s degree at Florida Southern.  Go Hounds!


Even more exciting news to share, as another one of the AHS Digital Cinema Production short films (produced by AHS film student Matthew Petroff) has been selected for Screening and Competition at the 2019 Gasparilla International Film Festival – High School Competition in March 2019 in Ybor City! Please congratulate Matt on his accomplishment and wish us luck in the competition! The film will be screened at the AMC Muvico Theatres in Ybor City right before Spring Break. Go Hounds!

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District Solo & Ensemble Results

The AHS band earned 55 superior ratings at District Solo and Ensemble and 20 excellent ratings. Please congratulate the students below:

Superior Ratings:

Raquel Aguilar (2), Maria Chavez, Diana DeJesus, Kephtania Jean-Hiljaire, Anna Katherine Jones (2), Isabella Molin (2), Serena Rousch, Jordan Russel, Maya Sosa, Samara Stroman, Sierra Thompson (2), Shayla Agosto, Ashley Evans, Jason Marvin (2), Kyle Singletary, Daniel Tackett (2), Ryan Grant, Te’Von Addison (2), Caleb Mossgrove, Jeriel Garcia (2), Mickenson Saint-Vilus, Thierry Gerdine (2), Trevor Hayes (2), Katelynn Bollard (3), Jake Myers (2), Tyler Ervin, Andre Fernandez, Hailey Allred, Autumn Riddley, Denzel Quinones Vega, Kaytlyn Parker (2), Jacob Nix (2), Avery Stewart (2), Haleigh Shelton, Jadon Kowlesar, Randal Sanchez, Adreonna Fraser, E.J. McCombs, Conner Lagg, Logan Favro (56)

Excellent Ratings:

Maria Chavez, Serena Rousch, Maya Sosa, Ashley Evans, Wayne Weed, Isabel Ramirez, Richard Gold (2), Jeriel Garcia, Jake Myers, Jacob Nix, Alvin Negron (2), Caleb Mossgrove, Brandy Fox, Destiny Williamson, Cierra Lamb, Andrew Jones, Sierra Pearson, Berchley Bain (20)

Qualified for State:

Raquel Aguilar (2), Maria Chavez, Diana DeJesus, Kephtania Jean-Hiljaire, Anna Katherine Jones (2), Isabella Molin (2), Serena Rousch, Jordan Russel, Maya Sosa, Samara Stroman, Sierra Thompson (2), Shayla Agosto, Ashley Evans, Jason Marvin (2), Daniel Tackett (2), Te’von Addison (2), Jeriel Garcia, Theirry Gerdine (2), Katelynn Bollard, Jake Myers, Hailey Allred, Kaytlyn Parker, Jacob Nix, Randal Sanchez

Digital Cinema Productions News

Exciting news from our HDTV and Digital Cinema Production programs! Three AHS student short films have been selected for Screening And Competition at this year’s Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg! The 3 films, Reset, Voodoo, and Social Mind will screen at the AMC Theatres Sundial in St. Petersburg during the final weekend of April. It’s AHS’ first year at Sunscreen, and Mr. Oxford is very proud of his awesome students. Go Hounds!

AHS A-Team finishes the season strong

Congratulations to AHS’ A-Team on their great season!

L to R: Daniel Luna, Ambrosia Gardner, Stephinee Gardner, Shaleya DeLoach, Diamond Grant, Jeremy Rodriguez, and Devante Galarza


2019 Polk County Youth Fair results

Congratulations to our own Auburndale High School FFA and the accolades they earned at the 2019 Polk County Youth Fair:

  • Horticulture Judging team of Philip Shaske, Tyler Brannan, Bailey Swanson and Taylor Buchanan
    • 1st place and Philip Shaske was the overall high point winner (he identified all the plants, citrus and vegetable correctly for a perfect score of 200)
  • Rabbit Judging team – 4th pace
  • April Diaz was the 2nd highest overall high point winner
  • Hannah Reteneller  –  Holland Lop Rabbit – Breed champion  tri-color award.  3rd Place Senior Showmanship
  • Allison Jackson – Hog – 4th place in its weight class
  • Philip Shaske – Black Cochin male chicken – Champion male Bantam, Overall Grand champion of the poultry show. 2nd place in senior showmanship.
  • Breanna Thornton – Grand Champion for her Braford Heifer
  • Taylor Buchanan – 2nd place in class for her Oberhasli  goat, Bambi


Allison Jackson
Taylor Buchanan

Senior Tributes – Yearbook

Attention all Seniors & their families: the yearbook staff would like to make sure that you do not miss your final opportunity to recognize your graduating senior! AHS Yearbook has extended the deadline for Senior Tributes to March 1st, 2019. Senior Tributes can be purchased and designed online at or yearbook staff members can design tributes if you contact Mrs. Cobb at or 863.965.6200 ext 261.   Click here for the order form.

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