About VBHS

Welcome to Vero Beach High School

shawn o'keefe principal
 Shawn O'Keefe, Principal

At VBHS our teachers and staff are actively engaged to consummately improve and inspire student learning. No matter our job title, we are all educators at VBHS, working diligently to provide the best instruction, learning environment, and facility possible for our students and families. Our school supports the goals of our school district, and community as an asset. Our Indian families are proud to say that their child attends VBHS. With great pride in their school, our students are happy and exhibit honorable qualities of respect, tolerance, hard work, and perseverance in all that they do. Working collaboratively, our instructional staff seeks to answer the critical questions of learning and develop learning goals that are strategic, specific, measurable, attainable, results oriented, and time bound in order to realize our collective educational aspirations. Together, we are goal oriented, supportive, and our decisions and actions keep the best interests of our students and stakeholders at heart. Together we are VBHS and it is great to be a Fighting Indian!

Vero Beach High School is a “5 Star School”:

This significant award is bestowed upon schools by the Florida Department of Education that have committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning.


Principal: Shawn O’Keefe 

Main office: 772-564-5600

School day:  begins at 7:10 and ends at 2:05

Graduation Rate: 91%

History: Our school opened its doors in 1963. VBHS was remodeled and expanded in 2008.

Slogan: It’s Great to be a Fighting Indian

Mascot: Fighting Indian

Vision Statement: It is the responsibility of Vero Beach High School to work together to achieve success for all students. This vision statement is commonly referred to using the short catch phrase, "VBHS…Together We Achieve Success”.

Colors: Red and White

Vero Pride: 

  • 16 Athletic teams
  • Over 40 Clubs
  • Class 9A Athletic Program of the Year
  • 23 AP Courses Offered in 2017-2018
  • 1373 AP exams administered in 2017
  • 166 Total AP Scholars
  • National Band Blue Ribbon Award
    • VBHS Orchestra traveled to Austria this summer and performed in 4 major cities including: Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, and Vienna.
    • 70 Singers represented VBHS Choir at State MPA
    • Campus Bank
    • Host of Crown Jewel Band Competition
    • Performing Arts Center on campus
    • AP student activities room, Tribe Tutors, AP Ambassadors