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Stranahan High School

Public | 9-12 | 1679 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2014

My son graduated from Stranahan's Medical Magnet program in 2013 with an excellent foundation for his chosen career path. This is my second post and must mention Mrs. Hanrahan along with the aforementioned teachers. I am proud to commend Stranahan High for their commitment to creditable education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

How about a review for students NOT in the magnet program? The magnet program means NOTHING if your student is in the regular population. We were told by the administration that if our child didn't want to be there they didn't want her there. No support of any kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

Both my children went to Stranahan High School. One was in the Engineering Magnet and is now at UF. The other is in the medical magnet. The teachers are wonderful and go out of their way to help students. The principal is very visible. Great programs have been introduced even allowing the students to get an AA degree by the time they graduate! I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

Stranahan is filled with teachers who don't care and who dont want to help. The school is dirty and the students are ghetto and uncivilized. Not to mention, the rude staff. The only good thing i have to say about Stranahan is that it has an pretty good magnet program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2010

I am graduating from Stranahan this year (2010) and I am truely proud of the magnet programs, clubs, and activities that the school provides. For instance Stranahan provides its Summer Science Heat Program for incomming freshman which is lead by Ms. Shim-Normile, which i attended the summer of my sophmore year, and it was truely exciting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I received a top-notch honors educations at Stranahan as a Medical Magnet Student, and would have received a good education even if I hadn't been part of the magnet program. The school is one of Broward County's best-kept secrets, a 'ghetto school' with a very low rate of violent incidents; I was safer here than in the suburban middle school in my district, which I attended before going to Stranahan. With the retrospective which (hopefully!) comes with age, I only wish I took better advantage of the opportunities offered me at Stranahan. It deserves more recognition for all it offers.


Posted September 1, 2009

Stranahan has an excellent magnet program. I am proud to be a student there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2009

i am currently a student at stranahan high school. our school is rated one of the best high schools in the nation.As with other high schools we have our problem but for the most part it is a good academic school. our clubs and sports teams are diverse and family oriented.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2007

I attend stranahan high school currently. I am graduating this year. Stranahan has great teachers and horrible teachers. There are a lot of after school programs to be active in. The main problem is the local kids who make the school look bad. But the magnet kids and most of the local are hard working.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2006

The engineering program of this school is great my son is in this program and both of us agree that this has been one of the best decision that could have been made. The school is big so their is no signs of overcrowding at all. It also one of the top wrestling teams in the district he has joined the team and is doing great. For all parents trying to find the right magnet program for your kids choose this school for Medical or Engineering you wont be disappointed. -Proud Parent, Felix E.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

The Engineering Magnet program is the best! My son has really found himself at this school and has gotten involved with the Robotics Club as well as signing up for AP Calculus and AP Physics. I wish they had more help in the college counseling office however, as the lady there is always busy and it is hard to find out about scholarships, etc. Good school, very nice people to work with and the teachers do seem to really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

My daughter is a sophomore this year with a 4.6 grade average. She is very involved with marching band ,my only complaint is that it would be nice to see more recognition of the band. Also, it would be nice if the messages you left for teachers were actually returned. And the principal got out and mingled with the students. show some leadership and show these kids that she cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

Great School, Nice People
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

Phenominal school Excellent technical education pre-eng and medical magnet supportive teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

I attend Stranahan High School and I feel it is a good school we have fun in the school but we do learn, we are doing more activities to expand our minds on the subject.The teachers strive the most they can to make the student not leave the school without atleast learning one thing.Now that we have a new principle I hope she's points us in the right direction to make our school have a better grade.I'm also a part of the Marching Band and from my point of the view we are one of the best. Overall, I love my school and I will continue to do my thing to do all for Stranahan High. With more parent involvement I think we could reach our goal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2005

This school is a magnet school. It offers medical and engineering programs for students wanting to pursue a career in those majors. there is only a few teachers that are able to help your child so your child will need to go to tutoring. Also, there are violence down the stretch. I'm just being truthful. I suggest for your child to choose their friends wisely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

Available art,drama,chorus and band programs as well as many clubs and after school programs! There is also a great magnet medical program and many new changes coming to help the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 21, 2004

Sranahan High To me is the best high School that I could ever send my children to because to my children it is like a second home. My 3 children 9th, 10th, and 11th, bring home good grades and if I ever have a problem the teachers are known to help you out, they will even take the time to come out to your home to do visits because the teachers at this school really care. I never had any problem with this school. This school is the school that my children and I agree that this is the school that they will be graduating from. They reward the students with prizes and they always have activities that the children could attend to from time to time. This school raises the money to help keep this school on track and ends up giving it back. I just love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

This school is an awsome place for children to learn. It has a mixed racial population, and also respects the heritage and diversity of all the students that attend. The overall quality of the school is excellent. Not only are the teachers nice but they are also willing to go the extra mile for the students that truly need help. Although the general upkeep of the school building may not be spotless it is still a healthy learning environment for our kids. I strongly recommend this school for both accademics and athletics.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 10, 2003

The school itself is OK except for the fact that the students, especially the incoming freshmen, don't know who the principal is. She stays inside of her office too much she needs to mingle with the students. The website needs to be updated.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

395 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 66% 23%
Hispanic 20% 29%
White 9% 42%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 84%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 44%53%61%
Master's degree 48%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Deborah Owens
Fax number
  • (754) 323-2230

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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