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About Pace High School

picture of Stephen Shell

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Pace High School website. This website has been prepared in the hope that it will become for parents, students, and visitors a valuable source of school news and timely information. This website has been developed to enable everyone to become familiar with our school, its policies, and other procedures and to provide you with school news, schedules, and events. Our school has a very long tradition, and our staff takes great pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment, We also offer a wide array of exciting and challenging academic programs.

Our extensive menu of extracurricular activities, both academic and recreational, is unsurpassed. Our entire staff is committed to a school environment that allows our students to flourish and to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Our website will be updated regularly to provide visitors with notices, bulletins and other news on a variety of subjects.

Again, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our school website and the support you give to Pace High School. We are proud of our school and the programs we offer. The administration, faculty, and staff are here to guide you every step of the way in order to make your Pace High School experience very positive and successful.

It is great to be a Pace Patriot and an honor to serve as your principal!


Stephen Shell


Principal's Message

         Mr. Stephen Shell

Education is our first priority, and together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students.

Pace High School, located in Santa Rosa County, was established in 1972 with just 240 students. Today, we have almost 2,000 students enrolled. The Pace community, which is about 20 minutes from Pensacola, 15 minutes from the University of West Florida, and just over 30 minutes from Pensacola Beach, is one of the fastest growing communities in Northwest Florida.

Academics and student achievement are the main focus at Pace High School. Sports, band, drama, clubs, and honor societies are some of the extracurricular activities students can use to round out their high school experience. An active NJROTC program also offers many opportunities for young men and women interested in military careers. 

Pace High School is actively involved in school-based decision making and has utilized teacher committees to determine and implement decisions that affect the overall school program.

School Facts
Link to SRC District Schools
Link to Florida Department of Education
School Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide all students with quality instruction while stressing the importance of respecting others, sharing responsibility, and embracing the concept of lifelong learning.

Santa Rosa County School District



Our students will be productive, successful contributors to society.

Preparing students for success by providing a superior, relevant education

Pace High Alma Mater

Give to thee our Alma Mater, memories fond and true

Lasting love for Patriot colors: red, white and blue.

Set your goals, and strive to meet them; conquer what will be.

May God bless what you accomplish; let that be your plea.

All hail to thee, Pace High!


Written by Sandy Head, Class of '86

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