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10-12
Public
Davie, FL
Students enrolled: 3,121

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1200 SW 136th Ave
Davie, FL 33325

(754) 323-2400
(754) 323-2530
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September 26, 2014
This is definitely an above average high school. Is it perfect? No. But if you want your child to have an opportunity to get a quality education and also have a variety of options and exposed to a wide slice of society, then this is a great school. Is every teacher perfect? No. But there are enough great teachers here to prepare your child for the best of colleges.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2014
My first school in the u.s . Thanks for your all help. Even sometimes I feel not good about the condition here, but nice anyway.

- submitted by a student
June 25, 2014
Honestly, I have mixed feelings I came with a group so I have no social problems and yes some of the teachers are rude and don't care but some of them are really amazing. Now what really concerns me as an African American student is that this school is full of rednecks, and racism. Also, I have a lot of friend sin the LGBT community (which also includes me) and the principle is not excepting of them or anyone who is part of that community in other words he is a homophobe. He is absolutely horrible. This school would be better if it was more funded and we got a better principle.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2014
The student body of the school will be the next generation of scammers and schemers. I am appalled by the bullying and the blatant disregard for student welfare at this school. It was a the best day of high school when I withdrew my student and was able to enroll in a different school. Never in my life have I dealt with such mean, hateful children and worse, adults who had no desire to properly supervise them. Despite being in a new school with a lower FCAT (that joke of a standards test) rating, my child is excelling the way things were prior to entering Western. All I can say is THANK GOD FOR SCHOOL BOUNDARIES! If you have a child that struggles (even slightly as mine did) with the social aspects of high school, this is a bad place for them to be. There are a few administrators and teachers who are top notch but the student body and the trash that raised them make it a waste of time.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
This school has to be the worst in Broward County and the new principal is just as bad as the last three. If you set your expectations low you will still be disappointed

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
Parents beware do not send your child to this high school you will be very disappointed and your child will be abused by the staff. Principal Jimmy Arrojo is a 20 year Broward County School Board robot only interested in keeping his job and covering up for his unmotivated staff. The level of education your child will get could be compared to an intercity hood. The office staff is rude and uninterested in helping even with the most simple of tasks. Consider Private school or gaining a transfer to a different high school

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
If you know that your child will be able to handle Advanced Placement coursework off the bat, then Western may be what you're looking for. Otherwise, don't bother. The school is underfunded, undersupplied and understaffed, and its instructors below the AP level are a mixed bag at best. Administration is unorganized, unmotivated and incompetent, as virtually any faculty member would argue, and the guidance staff exists only to (sluggishly and reluctantly) process paperwork. Again, only commit to Western if you're certain that your child will excel with a schedule comprised mostly of APs. The school hosts a cadre of adequate (and in some cases, excellent) AP teachers, and the classes themselves are taught independently of Florida standards. That means in turn that the classes are rigorous and if a student were to flunk out of a class he or she wasn't ready for, it would mean having to experience the horrors of honors, regular or remedial-level courses taught by people who'd fail if forced to take their own tests. So if you think your kid can stick it out on his or her own, go with Western. But if he or she can't and you still want him or her to succeed, find a private school.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2013
I'm going to be completely real and straight up about this school. If you're a student who talks too much, gets to know many people, or are very social. Do not come here. This school has a lot of problems when it comes to being social. There are many fights, but if you don't mess with people and go to school to do your work, get your grades, and leave then you won't have any problems. I'd have to say that at least 70% of the students here are involved in drugs, honestly. Besides that there are a handful of good, nice teachers, yet the majority of the teachers are rude and out of place mostly nagging about their paychecks and assigning a lot of homework. Most teachers do NOT teach, so if you're like me and actually want to go to college you're going to have to do a lot of self-teaching. Also, bullying, drugs, violence, etc. are all very common in this school. Rude teachers are also extremely common. Just try to stay out of problems and watch with who you talk to at the school and you'll be fine. Also, I'm a junior here. So, honestly consider everything I've said when making your choice of schools. Also, I am an all A student and all honors/AP classes.

- submitted by a student
January 31, 2011
There appears to be a familiar thread throughout the reviews...the administration and guidance are lacking. We can only hope that someone from the top is reading these honest reviews and they decide to investigate. High School guidance counselors are so important in High School. Come on Western put a fire under these people and make this one of the best schools in Broward County.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2011
This school does not inform parents of harmful events that take place at the school such as when a SWAT Team came and had to take control of some students who were vandalizing the principal's car and protesting on the roof creating a lock-down. This school also has teacher's who are ineffective. It is also very poor (may not be the school's fault) in resources like paper and books. The teachers rarely post grades and comments on Pinnacle regularly. I also feel they are ineffective in putting out information such as Picture Day. But I have to say, you will never have a problem with this school trying to sell you a yearbook or get you to sign up for the PTA. These allegations are not due to any personal vendetta, it has just been my experience and so I recommend finding another.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2010
I'm only in 6th Grade but I'm already concerned about High School so as far as I read these comments some are positive ones and others are bad ones so from you students and parents can I have just a simple Yes or No if I should go to this school or not? Thank You!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 01, 2010
The Debate program is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
The worst aspect of this school is not the abundance of durgs and violence present. it is the terrible administration and guidance. A majority of the administrators are extremely rude and will go out of their way to inconveinence you. They clearly despise students and do not seem to have any desire to help them with their education. I pity the few good people who work in that school and are stuck with all of those miserable husks of human beings.

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2010
I have a daughter that just graduated from Western High School. As far as I can see, this is the worst excuse for a high school that I have ever seen. Teachers, administration and other faculty do not care at all about students or learning. They care only about drawing a paycheck. The principal at a senior assembly told the students he would have nothing to do with them until graduation. My daughter had no textbooks too study from but the kids are supposed to do well? How if you have nothing to study from. Scott Fiske has won principal of the year now twice. I would love to know how since he can not bother to return telephone calls to parents over concerns at the school. It was proven to me time and again that teachers and administration just don't care.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2010
Wonderful school. My son has been attending there for two years so far, and all the teachers i have come across are devoted to their work and always have the students' best interest at heart. Entire school staff are professional and efficient. Parents are always informed of latest news/issues.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
I have three daughters one will graduate this year, one is a sophomore and one will join the school next year My experience as a parent has been incredibly satisfactory. I know first hand the Broward school system, and as an educator consultant that seen many schools Western High School stands out as one of the good ones.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2010
When the boundaries changed and put our family at Western High School, many neighbors were upset. Well, things in life sometimes happen for a reason. These are known as 'blessings in disguise'. My son's experience as a student at Western has been incredibly postive. Western High School is an excellent place for academic learning, social growth, and extracurricular activities! Principal Scott Fisk works along with a professional administration and teachers to ensure a safe and effective learning environment for the students that attend WHS. The student population is manageable, and therefore, students and teachers are not overwhelmed. I am an actively involved volunteer parent, so I see firsthand how the campus operates. When an issue comes up, whether it be academic or social, it is handled quickly and efficiently with the utmost professionalism. Graduates of WHS say it was the best high school experience ever! Go Wildcats!

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November 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
to any parent reading this disregard the idiotic review of the student thaqt gave the school a one star. This school, yes has its problems and its not perfect but no school is perfect and every school has its flaws. Now To defend the school. there are barely and i mean barely any fights at this school so its safe. The school this year just opened a food court and new tables and booths in the cafeteria. The teachers are overall average but some are very good and good at there proffesion. And to the bullying rumor. there is no such thing as bullying at western. The sports team are not as good because st.thomas and private schools recruit kids that some are supposed to go to our school. and the after school programs are awesome. please your kid would enjoy the school.!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
My daughter had 4 great years at Western. She said many times that she could not imagine being as happy in any other school anywhere in South Forida.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
im a recent graduate and i loved every second i was there. from education to sporting events, its all there and waiting for all students at western high school.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2009
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March 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 04, 2009
Three of my four children have attended this high school. I am very pleased with the academics, teachers and professionalism of this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2009
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January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 06, 2008
I am a freshman student currently at Western High, and I plan to change schools immediately. Overall, the school is below average. Western is a really 'drugged ' school, students smoke a lot on campus, and I've never been so exposed to drugs and bullying in my life; its so bad. There's a lot of fights, and classes are too out of control, and the school is way overcrowded because Cypress Bay Students came in. These past few months have made such a negative impact on my life, I can't take it no more, I'm transferring, without saying goodbye to my friends that I've known since 6th grade. If you are a parent, that has a kid at Western, hopefully, they don't go through the same thing I did. She or he might enjoy it, but if you came to their school yourself, I guarantee, you won't approve of some things.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 30, 2008
My son has really bloomed at this school-he has enjoyed most of his teachers, and most have been very helpful in getting him through some rough spots. He has an attention problem, that most see as one to be helped, not punished.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2008
Western High has a few great teachers, the ones that stay after school or work with students on weekends. Mostly, the teachers go to work, give lots of useless homework, go home and do it all over again the next day. My child excels because of his motivation, not the schools. The sports teams try, the band is good, drama is hard working, and debate is one of the best in the country.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2008
My daughter is a sophmore, I moved to this area for the schools I am very Disappointed!! The teachers have no clue, and don't care to either. I hate to say it but if I can spare another parent of making the same mistake

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2007
This school is very disappointing; the students do not even have a set of math books to take home to do there homework/study.

- submitted by a community member
November 07, 2007
Teachers are mediocre, with exception of a few. Sports programs aren't that wonderful. I didn't enjoy it here, look into a private school if you can't move.

- submitted by a former student
October 19, 2007
It's an improving school. Now in my junior year. Front office went from being a disorganized hell to pretty decent. Principal is good and cares about the school. New science wing and courtyard are beautiful, and the school has all of the most up to date technology, but the aging building needs some work. Teacher quality, like any other school, ranks from terrible to extraordinary, but generally about average. Very safe, hardly any fights or gangs. Fairly friendly student body, affluent, but not overly so. Plenty of after school clubs, but many of the sports programs are terrible. About the mice- they are gone, and it was due to the construction. All and all, the school has a very safe and comfortable learning environment, and I feel that I can make something very good out of it.

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2007
Im a student at Western. I can't imagine a school being worse academically. Little offered for motivated students either. Building has foul smell. School has major rodent issue that has been problematic for years. Horrible school!!!

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2007
Worst public school experience ever. Uncaring staff, unorganized front office, teachers who couldnt care less if you student achieved goals or not. More concerned with flipflops than bellies showing and awful communication with all administration! A total nighmare academically, weak education to our kids.

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July 19, 2006
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May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 11, 2006
There is much to be improved in this school academically and physically.

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February 09, 2006
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February 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2006
This school's guidance and facaulty leave something to desire. Office and guidance very unorganized. Getting something done(change of schedule, conferences, etc)with regards to my son's education can be very frustrating. My son indicates student in school very segmented and stick to 'clicks'. Teachers are average. The few exceptional ones are over shadowed with those who seem to belong doing anything but teaching, due to lack of patience and understanding.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2005
Im a student at western. Western has some very good teachers,but happens to be very disorganized. Schedule problems between semesters can be expected,and very often,you may be left hanging two to three weeks without all four of your classes. However, most of the teachers are very good, and are very clear and easy to understand. There are plenty of after school programs ranging from JROTC programs to decent sports teams. Our band,while not the best,is improving rapidly, and parents do actually show up to after schools meetings and the like.

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November 27, 2005
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November 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
I am a student at Western High and I would just call it an average school. Some teachers are great at teaching(Mr.Cox, Mrs.McClain,Mr.Serdenes)and make it fun, while others are boring, give too much work, or don't teach! Otherwise, I enjoy going to my school. From reading other reviews at other schools, I have found a new appreciation for Western and take pride in all the perks that my school currently has. Taryn B.

- submitted by a student
August 10, 2005
I like it a lot my child said its great so I would recommed it.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
Excellent support staff willing to work with parents. Schools are what kids are willing to make them....lots of good things available, but wish they had more extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
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November 10, 2004
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- submitted by a student
July 26, 2004
My student was having alot of difficulty with school in general. The teachers and school administrator's worked with me and we were able to turn things around. I give them alot of credit for their involvement.

- submitted by a parent
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Western High School
1200 SW 136th Ave, Davie, FL  33325
(754) 323-2400
Last modified Western High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Western High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top