Students enrolled 943
School leader DR. TAMMY FERGUSON
District Fau Lab School
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777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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4 stars
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May 08, 2014
This school is outstanding! After looking at several schools including private schools nothing holds a candle to AD Henderson. This school is by far the most well-rounded school I have ever seen. I believe the key to the success of this school is the fact that the teachers want to be there, the kids want to be there and the parents are highly involved. I am not aware of any other school that has the resources of AD Henderson. Even the $25,000 a year private schools I looked at don't have the resources of AD Henerson and the class sizes are small. Student to instructor ratios are 9 to 1. My child's first grade teacher is in the process of getting her PhD. The Principal is extremely professional, a wonderful leader and always has a smile on her face. She has a teacher s heart through-and-through. If you get the rare opportunity to have your child attend this school you are one of the very fortunate.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Disappointing. We wish we could post the truth about this school but it will be deleted. If you want your kids in a positive enriching education this is the wrong place.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
It is hard to realize how good a program this school is unless you have something else as a point of comparison. My son moved to this school from another school with a decent reputation, and I cannot say enough about how good an experience it has been. His middle school classes are challenging and engaging. The teachers and staff are polite and use multiple methods of instruction. Technology is used to enhance learning and not for its own sake. Collaborative projects are the norm. My son, who attended a gifted elementary program, is thriving at this school. We are a lucky family.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2013
I went here in my freshman year and honestly, it was the worst mistake of my life. My parents regret sending me here as much as I regret wanting to go here. Yes, the curriculum is very challenging. At the same time though, you can ask any high school teacher or guidance counselor and a 9th grader should NOT be taking AP classes, which I and other students were forced to take. The school is a complete joke. When I tried to switch into an honors Biology course instead of struggling through AP Biology, the guidance counselor and science teacher wouldn't let me leave, but my friends were allowed to. If you mess up in just one quarter, the teachers keep a closer eye on you and then start to single you out in class to embarrass you. I'm still struggling now to get my GPA back up from a 2.0 and I hate it. I've had to take course recovery classes through FLVS, as well as after school credit lab at my new school and 20/20 recovery with Edgenuity. Colleges hate to see bad marks, especially when you completely ruin your freshman year. I wouldn't recommend the high school to ANYONE. The elementary school on the other hand was excellent from what I saw, especially the kindergarten classes.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2013
My little one just started a kindergarten this year, I know it's been only a few days but she loves it already! I also, had my teenager attend 9th grade last year, and the teachers, front dest staff, Mr. Kelly and other have been extremely helpful and caring. I do have to say, that high school curriculum is intense there, but that is why people are trying to get into the program.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2013
Ok so I'm going there next yet an I was thinking about taking the history class online but I don't know which one it is??? Help please

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2013
I have 2 kids , can I join them to this school next year 2013/2014 Big one will be in grade 12 , SAT 1350 last January that is before May & June exams , GPA about 3 , last certification in grade 11 term 3 " straight A " . The other kid will be in grade 6 his certification mixed of " A , B , C+ " How can I make applications for both , I have to inform you that we live now in Egypt & we all be in Florida next July 2013 Pls provide me the fees and when & how can I pay Finally I want to know required documents Thanks

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2013
This school is no joke, you have to be extremely prepared and strong minded to handle this school. Be prepared to spend many (and i do mean many) weekends home studying and doing homework because you will basically lose your social life for your 9th grade year. If you can't handle that, don't even bother trying to get into the program. Once tenth grade rolls around things get MUCH MUCH easier since all of your classes will be over at the university (tip: don't skip classes unless you know for a fact that you can teach the material to yourself better than the professor can). It's very easy to get overwhelmed at this school and breakdowns are not uncommon so PLEASE, if you think your child can't handle it DO NOT put them through this much stress for no reason

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2012
i went to henderson last year it is a great school if any one gets in you are very lucky i love the school and food i miss henderson so much i wish i can come back

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2012
2 years ago, my grand daughter was sent to Morikami Park over Henderson. It is the biggest regret my family has had over our grand daughters schooling. We wish we had gone with our inner instinct and not what "others" told us. My granddaughter is paying dearly for that poor desicion.

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2012
My experience at the school have been wonderful. The teachers are highly trained. There is constant curriculum innovations introduced to students. I love that every student have been trained to use technology in a meaningful and productive way. The principal is an extraordinary person who only cares about the progress of students. She is truly dedicated. I thank the principal and the staff for offering my daughter educational challenges no other school would ever do.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2012
I RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL FOR ALL PARENTS. HAS EXCELLENT TEACHERS,WONDERFUL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP AND GREAT CHALLENGING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ALL KIDS AT ALL AGES.ALSO A GREAT PTO FAMILY ORIENTED.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
Having 3 children in 3 different schools, I cannot express my gratitude for A D Henderson! I am so happy for my child. The school has such warmth, the principal has such positive energy, it is a great vibe all around. The children, whom I have the pleasure of spending time with through volunteer hours are just amazing little people. The teachers I have met so far have such passion for their craft. I love this school. Events-parent involvement-ant-bullying-school spirit-academics- they have it, they get it!!! Way to go henderson...I'm impressed!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
Whoever says anything bad about the new principalmust to be needing some kind of treatment!!! School has always been great but it got a lot better now. All the kids love and respect her, she is always smiling and always there to help you with anything needed.she is always hands on, a hard worker a real person. Henderson is still the best school around.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
Love the school. Kuddos to the teachers and the new principal for making this year the best school year for my children. Yes, they have many rules and they are very strict about them but at the same time they are there to help and to get motivate the students all along the way!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2011
I have been to this school for three years now and honestly I can say that my daughter loves every minute of it. Zero bullies, zero drama just focus in what really is important. Can't beat that!

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2011
What a disaster this school has become. Its all hipe! I have decided after a horrible 2 years to remove my children. The principal & vice principal resigned. The new vice principal is useless & has no clue what is going on. There are alot of bad teachers. The academics are poor at best. Hiring a new principal is not enough its a mess. We are still waiting to get our report cards from 2011 its july. I also have no idea what my kids scored on the fcat as well as the sat. The new school my kids are going to requested there records specifically there cummulative folder they have yet to send anything. When I called to ask for a copy of what they are transfering to the new school they told me they have no records all they have is a copy of there report cards. I contacted the new school to see if they recieved anything yet they said no .They also said it almost appears as if they dont have any records or have lost them. I am sure there will be openings for next year. At the end of the year they were asking if some people forgot to re enroll they appeared to be missing some of the reenrollment forms.I dont think so i am sure alot of people are leaving !

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
We were so excited when we got in. The school is not what it used to be to say the least. The current adminisration has run the school down. There is no one dictating what goes on and watching to see if the teachers are doing there jobs and there not! Its bizarre and has lead to total incompentance. The current principal has resigned. They are in the process of hiring a new one. The new vice principal is just as awful . So I hold no hope the new pricipal will be any better. The problems are so deep . Many teachers need to be removed and I am sure they wont. Under the former principal they became lazy and very arragaunt knowing there was no one there to make sure they were doing there jobs. This was probably the worst year we have ever had in any school and I would never expose my children to this insanity ever again new principal or not . They need to clean house and start over thats the only hope they have. Some of the teacher were actually mean and abusive . YES !! If you asked for help or queastioned any thing they said pertaining to your child they would get extremely defenisive and then take there anger out on the kids!! Not good at all. This school has major issues.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2011
my son is in kingergarden and my son loves it and i have my other son in second grade he loves it as well..

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
We are new to this school, but very much in love with it already. The teachers, staff, parent involvement and curriculum are all great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
We aren't just a school - we are one big FAMILY! Very disciplined, challenging, this school takes learning SERIOUSLY! The instructors go out of their way to know my children and are always willing to help.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
We started in the middle of the school year, because some other child was asked to leave. I was so excited to have my kindergartner start this because I had heard and read such wonderful things. Only to get a teacher who apparent does not like boys. We have been at Henderson a while now , with the hopes that things would get better. I have to agree with some of the other Parents, Henderson is all Hype. There is a very high turnover for teachers and most of the teacher coming in are new , some have never taught before and honestly, do you want teacher learning to be teachers while trying to teach your child EVERY YEAR.. I am sorry to say we are leaving Henderson at the end of the year. I don t feel my child is getting anything out of being there and there are much better

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I have gone to this school since kindergarten and I'm in 5th grade, almost in 6th and I just love every day and year of this school. It's amazing and I hope we will not be leaving anytime soon.

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February 20, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2010
We love this school. The teachers are very rigourous, caring, and professional. My child came over from Boca Middle. What a difference. My child is getting an amazing education, and she is friends with all the children, not just the ones that look like she does. This is b/c the school is so small, the kids all get along, and there aren't alot of cliques. I am thrilled with the school.

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November 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
This is our second year at Henderson and my children are flourishing. I have seen a tremendous improvement in my son's learning experiences.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
ADHUS is by far better than any public school in the area. Smaller than most gives a more nurturing atmosphere. ADHUS goes through is K-12 grades, which is nice not to have to go change schools for Middle School is you so choose. The teachers are highly qualified most have their masters degree and the teachers that don't are working towards theirs. Over all it has been a good experience.

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September 17, 2008
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April 08, 2008
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August 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
We waited and looked forward for years to have our children picked from the lottery to attend Henderson, only to find it doesn't stand up to the reputation it once had. There is a high turnover of middle school teachers, lack of organization in the office staff, and the current principal's focus is not on improving and maintaining academics which creates negative relations with both students and parents. Henderson has been a huge disappointment.

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February 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
Henderson remains the choice public school in the area. A 50% expansion required to meet the Fla. class-size amendment presented 'challenges' but the core of great staff, teachers and committed parents means that this school remains 5-star. It is racially and economically balanced, but only with children whose parents cared enough to sign up for the lottery almost one year before entry. The middle school is arguably the best in the State. That is huge. The downsides are that it is not a neighborhood school, students disburse to probably a dozen different high schools. The new Henderson High is really a very limited educational experiment. The 'laboratory/FAU' aspect is otherwise a positive. My personal distaste was obeisance to high acedemics through testing, but that is the way of NCLB, etc. After relocation, our ex-henderson kids find their current (high quality northern US suburban) schools easier. Beware of negative Henderson old timers. Apply.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2006
The quality of academic is good, but the organization is messy in some degree.

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February 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2005
Two children graduated with scholarships to private schools speaks volumes as to the academic rigor of the school. The community feel of the school has been diluted with the expansions over the last few years, but a third child is thriving and hopefully a scholarship candidate.

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September 10, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 25, 2005
This once outstanding school has become mediocre. The expansion of the school and increase in numbers have weakened the once superior education offered at Henderson. Experienced teachers energetic and enthusiastic to teach eager students have been replaced by inexperienced teachers that are only there for a paycheck. This school provided challenges and discipline encouraging students to rise above their abilities and succeed. Music was encouraged and available in the form of theory, chorus, band, and dance but no longer. Art is offered sparingly. This school had a wonderful PE and swimming program for all students now numbers and lack of trained teachers have eliminated all but a few PE classes. The saddest commentary is seen in the ignoring of bright students and the focus on making this school less than average. The mission of ruining a successful school producing successful students has been accomplished. The dumbing down of school children is successful!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
Great school. the difficulty is to enter. To have one child in does not guaranty that the siblings will enter.

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April 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2004
We have been very disappointed at Henderson. They appear to value discipline above all else and our children live in a state of constant intimidation. And we have two excellent students who are not discipline problems.

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November 10, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2004
The teachers are very good at working with students of all learning levels. The teachers have been very open to parental assistance in the classroom and throughout the school. The principal is very dedicated to making Henderson a top school. She is very easy to talk to about any situation you might have with your child or with the school. She is a good listener and a good problem solver. I feel that this school is truly dedicated to its students and staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2004
Henderson is well on its way to becoming a great school. It is a very good school that is always looking for ways to improve.

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August 09, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2004
The School is a great school with a great sense of community. School and classes sizes are low making everyone feel like part of a family. Education is also one of the best in Florida.

- submitted by a student
March 30, 2004
The school has undergone administrative changes which resulted in the loss of the entire middle school faculty. since this occurred the quality of education and the discipline at the school have suffered greatly. Th administration is weak and does not support teachers or education... they seem interested in $$ not students.

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A.D. Henderson University School & Fau High School
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL  33431
(561) 297-3970
Last modified A.D. Henderson University School & Fau High School is a Public school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
A.D. Henderson University School & Fau High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top