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Glades Central High School

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School type  Public secondary
Status  Open
Teaching staff  60
Phone  +1 561-993-4400
Founded  1995
Opened  1995
Principal  Angela Avery Moore
Grades  9–12
Number of students  992 (2015)
Address  1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430, USA
District  School District of Palm Beach County
Similar  Pahokee High School, Royal Palm Beach Communi, Clewiston High School, Park Vista Community High Sch, Glades Day School

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Glades Central High School is a high school located in Belle Glade, Florida. In the 2014–15 school year its enrollment numbered 992 students. It is known for having one of the best high school football teams in the nation, with more football players in the NFL and in the NCAA than any other high school. In fact the New York Times reported that small, rural Glades Central had produced more current National Football League players than any other high school in the country with 7 during the 2001 season. The Raiders have won six Florida High School football titles, tying for the second most in state history with Lakeland and University Christian. Their main rival is Pahokee Blue Devils. Meets between the two are known as the Muck Bowl one of the most famous high school rivalry games in the nation and can draw up to 25,000 spectators each year. Glades Central has won 17 out of the 25 games since 1984.


Notable football players from Glades Central High School

  • Reidel Anthony - Former NFL wide receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Florida Gators
  • Brad Banks - CFL quarterback, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 2002 Heisman Trophy first runner-up
  • Kelvin Benjamin - Wide Receiver Carolina Panthers
  • Travis Benjamin - Cleveland Browns, Miami Hurricanes
  • Damien Berry - Baltimore Ravens, Miami Hurricanes
  • Roosevelt Blackmon - Former NFL defensive back, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Dinavon Bythwood - Former NFL Defensive End, Cleveland Browns, University of Miami
  • Johnnie Dixon - Defensive back, Calgary Stampeders
  • Rashaad Duncan- Defensive End, Tampa Bay Bucs, Carolina Panthers and now with the Buffalo Bills.
  • Jessie Hester - Former NFL wide receiver, St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Raiders, Florida State Seminoles
  • Santonio Holmes - NFL wide receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Super Bowl MVP. Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Charles Inman - CFL/AFL wide receiver, Savannah State University
  • James Jackson - Former NFL running back, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals
  • Cre'Von LeBlanc, NFL defensive back, Chicago Bears
  • James Lee - Offensive tackle, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Ray McDonald - Former NFL wide receiver, New England Patriots, Florida Gators
  • Louis Oliver - Former NFL defensive back, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Florida Gators
  • Johnny Rutledge - Former NFL linebacker, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Florida Gators
  • Jimmy Spencer - Former NFL defensive back, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos
  • Fred Taylor - Running back, Jacksonville Jaguars (selected to 2008 Pro Bowl), New England Patriots, Florida Gators
  • Deonte Thompson - Wide Receiver Chicago Bears
  • Clive Walford - Tight End, Oakland Raiders, Miami Hurricanes
  • Rhondy Weston - Former NFL defensive tackle, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Thomas Stinson - AFL Wide Receiver, Savannah State University
  • References

    Glades Central High School Wikipedia

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