Seminole High School French Avenue Campus


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Seminole High School French Avenue Campus

Alternative Title

Seminole High French Ave. Campus


Sanford (Fla.)
High schools--Florida


The second campus for Seminole High School, sometime after 1927. Although the caption on the photograph calls the campus Sanford High School, this particular campus was only named Seminole High School (1927-1961), Sanford Junior High School (1961-1970), and Sanford Middle School (1970-present).

Originally located at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, Seminole High School was first established as Sanford High School in 1902. The building was designed by W. G. Talley in the Romanesque revival style. Due to an increasing student population, a new school building was constructed on Sanford Avenue in 1911. The original building on Seventh Street served as Westside Grammar Elementary School, which was later renamed Sanford Grammar School. In 1984, the building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and converted into the Student Museum. The building reopened as the University of Central Florida's Public History Center in 2012. In 1927, a high school campus was designed by Elton J. Moughton in the Mediterranean revival style and constructed at 1700 French Avenue. The school reopened on January 10 and was renamed Seminole High School. In 1960, the high school moved to a new campus at 2701 Ridgewood Avenue and the former building on French Avenue was converted to Sanford Junior High School, which was later renamed Sanford Middle School. The old building was demolished in the summer of 1991 and replaced by a $5.77 million school complex. As of 2013, Seminole High School offers various Advanced Placement courses, the Academy for Health Careers, and the International Baccalaureate Programme for students.


Photograph of Seminole High School


Original 9 x 12 inch sepia photograph: item SM-135-010, Seminole County Public Schools Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1927-1961

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 9 x 12 inch sepia photograph.

Is Part Of

Seminole County Public Schools Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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9 x 12 inch sepia photograph




Still Image


Seminole High School, Sanford, Florida
Sanford Junior High School, Sanford, Florida
Sanford Middle School, Sanford, Florida

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Accrual Method


Audience Education Level


History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Seminole High School." Seminole High School, Seminole County Public Schools.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.


Sanford High School, Sanford, FL (SM-135-010)
Sanford High School – 1927-1961
Sanford Junior High – 1961-1970
Sanford Middle School – 1970-present

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 sepia photograph

Physical Dimensions

9 x 12 inches


UCF Public History Center, “Seminole High School French Avenue Campus,” RICHES, accessed March 4, 2024,