Premier Signs of Tampa has enjoyed a long relationship with many area schools. They know that while schools have many similar sign needs, they also each need individual custom signage . Many of us are familiar with exterior school signs that we pass, like pole and monument signs displaying the school’s name. We’ve all also seen school fences loaded with spirited banners, but there are many signs inside the school buildings also serving many purposes. Whether the school is public, private, charter or alternative, everything from information and direction, to honoring students and creating an inspirational atmosphere for learning, can be found on their interior signs.

Starting with one of the largest areas in most schools, the gymnasium, it also has the most wall space. This is the perfect space for large, brightly colored signs of every shape and size. King High School took full advantage and hung many large vinyl banners in red, white and blue, up within the insets in their gym’s white brick walls. They transformed a large stark white space into the “Home of the Lions”. Wharton High also hangs many banners throughout their gym. The bulk of them laud the many individual and team sports awards their athletes have accomplished throughout the years. Not long ago they added new printed fabric banners that included full color images of each track state champion athlete. Alonso High had yet another sports award’s need. The swimming team needed to display the team’s ever changing record’s holders. This was done by creating individual blue polymetal signs that display the name, year and record. These would then take there place on the larger white base, that included their blue and gold logo, until the record was broken and a new record holder sign replaced it. Making a sign in such a way that only part of it needs to be replaced is very cost effective and allows for the base sign to stay in place.

A private Hillsborough County school, Trinity, used this method for their own very unique sign. Their sign honors students, not for their athleticism, but their heart. Hanging prominently in their entry hall, the “Heart of the Tornado” sign includes an intricately custom cut tornado beside the award winning students from each year. Blank black acrylic name plates depict the places were future recipient’s names will hang. The large faux wood back base makes it look like a heavier sign than the actual covered poly metal is, making it much easier to install.

Other unique, custom signs can be found throughout Hillsborough and Polk County schools. The driver’s education office at Wharton has a hand cut polymetal hexagon shaped sign with a digital print Wildcat mascot hanging on the back wall. The same wildcat mascot hangs in the main office, only this time as a 3D sandblasted replica. A large round vinyl medallion, with Trinity School’s crest, hangs high up on rotunda walls amid brushed silver acrylic motivational words. Inspirational words of precision cut vinyl appear on cafeteria soffit’s at Armwood and Freedom High. While more acrylic letter signs show up in multiple classrooms and common areas at both University of South Florida and St. Leo’s University.

This article has touched on a small part of the vast array of signs that Premier Signs of Tampa and these and other schools have collaborated on throughout the years. Contact Premier Signs of Tampa today to make your school an inspiration and get the advantage of working with experts in the field. Call 813-914-7006 or email to