Mulberry High School in partnership with home and community, is committed to providing roots and wings to every individual by nurturing growth, empowerment and education in a supportive, challenging and orderly environment.
Blue and White
Rising midst the blue and white 'neath the Mulberry tree stands our dear old alma mater proud for all to see. Mulberry, we love you so dearly, strong within our mind. Long may live our alma mater standing through all time.
About the Community
Mulberry is located in Polk County in central Florida. Mulberry is strategically situated at the crossroads of Tampa's dynamic eastward expansion and Lakeland's face paced southward growth. Phosphate mining and processing is the state's third largest industry, and Mulberry is the official Phosphate Capital of the World. The mines around Mulberry supply 80% of the nation's and a third of the world's demands for the essential fertilizer ingredient. Mosaic Corp., the largest phosphate producer in the world, as well as CF Chemical are among our corporate phosphate neighbors. Master Containers, Inc., the largest foam cup and container plant headquartered in Florida, is another corporation what proudly calls Mulberry home. Mulberry is also the home town of the giant Badcock Home Furniture and More; headquarters for 356 stores located throughout the South. The larger metropolitan areas of Orlando and Tampa are both within easy commuting distance.
Schoolwide Policies and Procedures
Warning Bell 7:00 - Tardy Bell 7:06
Please bring your picture ID with you each time you come to campus. You cannot enter campus or pick up your child without it. This policy is for the safety and welfare of your child as well as all children and staff members.
Visitor passes are necessary to enter campus during the school day. All visitors must sign-in at the school through the front office.
Bus changes are announced at the conclusion of every school day to the students in the classroom. There is also a bus change board at the bus landing in the front of the school. Changes occur often; it is imperative that students listen for and look for changes.
Every child has to have an emergency card completed and turned in to the office. The cards should be completely filled out and include reliable telephone numbers and the names of anyone that will be allowed to pick up your child. They were sent home the first day of school but if you did not get one, please send a note to the teacher to request one.
Connect-ED is a parent communication system that will provide the school with the means to contact every household with important school news or emergency information within minutes. In order for it to work, we must have your updated contact information. The system will call cell phones as well as land lines. Most communications from school will between 5:00 and 7:00 in the evening. If you are not at home, it will leave the message on your answering machine. The system will keep you updated on school events. Also the district experienced the lock down at one high school last year and the lesson learned was we need a quick, reliable way to contact parents. We are very fortunate to have Connect-ED but it is only as good as your most recent phone number. Please let us know immediately if your numbers change.
Note: These Policies and Procedures are subject to change to ensure safety and efficiency.