Through High School Redesign, the school has demonstrated continuous growth and positive progress. The state awarded New Smyrna Beach High School a grade of 'A' for 2011-2012, 2009-2010, 2007-2008 and 2014-2015 school years. New Smyrna Beach High School is a comprehensive high school serving a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students in grades nine through twelve. New Smyrna Beach High School draws students from the communities of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Samsula, and unincorporated areas of the south beach and outlying rural areas.
New Smyrna Beach High School opened a new facility for the 2006-07 school year. With a state-of-art facility, equipment, and technology, the faculty and staff are extremely proud of the excellent educational opportunities available to the students in Southeast Volusia. The school has been recognized for its outstanding programs and student achievements by receiving the 1998 Florida School Recognition Award and the 2000 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. New Smyrna Beach High School was selected in 2005 as one of the “25 Most Promising High Schools in Florida,” was a recipient of the 2003-2005 National Smaller Learning Communities Award, a member in the National Successful Practices Network, and a participant in the 2006-07 K-12 Conference and Innovation Fair. In addition, the school was selected by William Daggett as a Model School. In 2008, New Smyrna Beach High School was awarded a $50,000 grant from State Farm in conjunction with the Ford Foundation to build a Habitat for Humanity home.
All Volusia County high schools are on a traditional 7-period school day. At NSBHS, teachers have office hours each day. This allows teachers or students to elect to have additional time for student to teacher connection to assist, further teach, or reteach a concept. New Smyrna Beach High School prides itself on its high commitment in all areas. We are proud of the variety and caliber of programs we are able to offer. This tradition of excellence would not be possible without the commitment of our award winning faculty, the efforts of our students and the support of our parents and community.