Learning to Succeed
Covered by the educational umbrella of the Pasco County School System, the children of Zephyrhills benefit from a school district that is committed to creating safe, nurturing environments that allow children to put their best foot forward and excel.
The City of Zephyrhills and its environs are served by Chester Taylor Elementary School, West Zephyrhills Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, Stewart Middle School and Weightman Middle School. Irvin James Education Center educates students with special needs, while Moore-Mickens Education Center provides classes and coursework for adults returning to school. Four parochial schools, educating students from kindergarten through high school graduation, provide options for students who desire a private school experience.
Zephyrhills High School enrolls approximately 1,500 students; with SAT averages of 525 verbal and 519 math, the students achieve SAT scores above district, state and national averages (with ACT scores averaging 21).
Two libraries serve the reading and research needs of area residents. The Zephyrhills Public Library circulates a wide selection of printed materials of current fiction and non-fiction titles in standard and large-print books. The non-print selection includes videos, books on tape, microfilm, Internet access, and computer software. Current system upgrades will allow interlibrary integration.
The New River Branch Library (34043 State Road 54) is a branch of the Pasco County Library System. Opened In 1981, the library offers adult, young adult and juvenile materials, and schedules preschool story hours. The branch library also provides registered borrowers with a business reference service, a Florida collection, investment sources and close-captioned videos.