Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Murphy

Hello Lemon Bay Manta Ray friends and family!  It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the new Principal of Lemon Bay High School, I am honored to be chosen to lead this magnificent school community.  I have several degrees, including a Bachelors in Secondary Math Education from the University of South Florida and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  I  have gained a lot of experience from both my time in the classroom as well as my time spent as an assistant principal at Lemon Bay High.  I spent a total of nine years teaching mathematics, with two in Hillsborough County prior to coming to Lemon Bay High School.  I have been at Lemon Bay since 2005.  Since 2012, I have been an assistant principal at Lemon Bay High School and have overseen most aspects of the school, with the majority of my time overseeing curriculum. In addition to curriculum, I have also covered discipline and testing.  Some of the accomplishments that I am most proud of are:

  • Bringing the Cambridge AICE program to LBHS
  • Starting a school within a school program at LBHS to help with struggling students
  • Increasing our college and career acceleration rate from 47% in 2016 to 93% in 2022 
  • Increasing our Graduation Rate from 85 % in 2016 to 98% in 2022 

As I stated before, I am honored to lead this amazing staff and am privileged to be able to work with such a supportive community.  From the outside, Lemon Bay High is one of the most beautiful schools, but the students, staff, and community only enhance what you see from the outside.  I look forward to helping Lemon Bay High get to the next level and find success for all!

Robert Murphy


Lemon Bay High School