King High school opened in 1960 with 58 faculty members and 960 students. Since then, the school has grown to 1800 students. The school is located within a low-income area and many of the students come from nearby areas. Despite this, King High School is one of the best high schools in Tampa Bay area with its IB program receiving universal praise. King high graduates have gone to reputed colleges like Harvard, NYU Stern, University Of Pennsylvania (UPenn) etc.
The current IT infrastructure at King High School is characterized by desktop/laptops which are 10 years old. As technology has become an integrated part of the curriculum of the school, the reliability and effectiveness of these machines are paramount. Students at the school use the desktop/laptops to conduct research, complete online assignments and take state tests (such as the FSA).
There is a serious need for these machines to be replaced by relatively newer machines that would process new research/testing programs.
Hillsborough school district, in which King High School is located has been going through budget cuts. This is demonstrated by the fact that local taxes had to be increased to fund basic infrastructure problems like AC repair and leaky roofs