Milton High School is a public four-year high school located in Milton, Florida. Milton High School was established in 1915 and was run by the Johns families.
The school enrolls 1831 students, grades nine through twelve. Don Lewis Lynn, Jr. was Principal from 1999 to the 2006-07 school year, until taking an Assistant Superintendent position at the county level. Principal Michael Thorpe took over after Buddy Powell and served from 2008 to the 2014-2015 school year. Tim Short became principal in April 2015.
Milton High's opportunities for student involvement include:Organized sports
Navy Junior ROTC
Carved over the arched doorway of the large, two-story building at 5086 Canal Street is the Latin phrase, "Sit Lux," which means "let the light shine." This building, now the Santa Rosa County School Board Office, was Milton High School from 1915-1953.
On November 1, 1915, this first state-accredited high school in Santa Rosa County opened its doors for students. It was organized and financed under the leadership of County Supt John T. Diamond of Jay. Professor A.D. Keen, a graduate of Emory University, administered the school program along with a self-trained faculty. This institution was known as the Santa Rosa County High School, as it was then the county's only high school. As other communities in the county soon added grades or built new high schools, the school in Milton became known as Milton High School.
By 1917, eight seniors were ready to graduate from Santa Rosa County's first high school. The 1917 issue of the school yearbook The Phoenix pictures fourteen faculty members, fourteen freshmen, seven sophomores, the girls' basketball team, and the eleven-man baseball team. The baseball team was coached by Smiley L. Porter.
MHS has produced numerous standouts in the world of pro sports, such as Cortland Finnegan of the St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers, Super Bowl-winning NFL placekicker, Lawrence Tynes, and professional golfers Boo Weekley, Bubba Watson, and Heath Slocum. Other pro athletes include Reggie Slack (Houston Oilers and CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders), Rod Walker (Green Bay Packers), Bruce Hall (Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos) and Randy Allen (NBA: Sacramento Kings).Paul S. Amos, founder and chairman of Aflac
Bolley Johnson, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
Heath Slocum, PGA Tour golfer
Bubba Watson, PGA Tour golfer
Boo Weekley, PGA Tour golfer
Lawrence Tynes, NFL, New York Giants, 2x Super Bowl Champion 2007, 2011
Cortland Finnegan, NFL, Tennessee Titans (2006-2012), St. Louis Rams (2012-2013), Miami Dolphins 2014, Carolina Panthers 2015