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9-12
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Students enrolled: 2,075

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1600 Northeast 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

(754) 322-1100
(754) 322-1230
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September 08, 2014
My parents drove everyday day for five days and left phone messages to talk to a guidance counselor about my classes and still didn't get helped. Considering this is a school we have heard GREAT things from, taking 4 weeks and counting to TALK TO 1 PERSON IS RIDCULOUS. When we were at the office and the kids who were in the secretaries spots (Which is not a knowlegable adult to help) radioed the counselor to come to his office at 1:45 right. So 20 minutes go by and he still says he is on his way. Then a lady showed up saying where is this counselors office because he wants me to get him something. ARE YOU SERIOUS, YOU SAID YOU WERE ON YOUR WAY AND MAKE US WAIT 30 SO YOU DON'T SHOW UP AND COWARDLY PICK ANOTHER LADY TO PICK UP SOMETHING!! Really? Im sorry this school will only be able to not pick up the phone or talk to any parents but some teachers who go here are amazing. I feel bad for the teachers and my useless 4 weeks of school. S.B is wayyy better with customer service and they are always there to improve. Please take it from me you will waste your time in administration, and the classes.

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2014
If your in their magnet programs or a gifted student , you will be fine. However, if your an average student, you will be lost, and the poor ethnic diversity will suffocate your drive to achieve.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2014
i dont like it people are always fighting. plus its in a bad enviromnet i would never send my child there

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
My child of 10 grade he is doing great ,he loves to be at this Magnet program Cambridge ,he is already doing some college credit , Thanks to the school he is in the right path !!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
This school helped me a lot! I was from another country and I was looking for a pre law magnet program. This school is the only school on broward county who offers it and teachers were very nice to me! they let me in the program! I am so grateful with them. Excellent service, excellent teachers, best environment. and wait till the school has the new buildings :)

- submitted by a student
June 10, 2013
When I first started attending Fort Lauderdale High School, I had high hopes but the school is not all it's cracked up to be. The campus is very dirty and not taken care of, the guidance counselors are almost never available and they mostly don't take the time to help any student or parent to a useful extent. Also, most of the teachers show a lack of discipline themselves and only a handful show genuine concern for the education of their students. Students can always be seen roaming the halls during class time and in class, teachers put no stop to texting or disruptive talking. The security guards that go around the campus pay no mind to students, even though they are supposed to check every student for a hall pass, and they often show favor for certain students, allowing them to disregard the rules while they punish others at the same time. The two lunch periods are also a problem-there is never enough organization or time for every student to get through a lunch line and have a significant amount of time to eat. The lack of space and seating for every student is also a daily problem for many students.

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2013
SOME teachers are good and care about teaching and about the students but, unfortunately some don't. They let kids go on their phones and slack during class and act like they are just there to collect a paycheck. And they don't even follow rules for grading. I'd say maybe 3 of my 7 teachers really care and are effective teachers.

- submitted by a student
June 06, 2013
The school's administration and office- total mess. They can't help you over the phone at all, really all you can do is go in and demand their help. But you have to factor in the completely dedicated teachers and the exponential classes. The teacher's stay after and before school for reviews, they skip lunches to help their student better understand, and they teach you life lessons you cannot live without.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2013
I called this morning regarding a fall registration. I inquired as to when we might be able to visit and find out more information and have some of my daughter's specific questions answered. He stated there is "no visiting the campus - he has hundreds of tests to administer in the next month and can't have any interruptions. You know, there are only four weeks left of school." I was taken back and asked how she could evaluate a program sight unseen. His response was that we should have come to their open house in January. Certainly, if we had known my daughter was interested we would have attended in January. I explained that to him, however, his response was that was too bad and they couldn't help me. I am no longer interested in wanting to know more - just thoroughly disgusted that an educator, supervisor or receptionist, representing this caliber program, in this school district, could act so callous and be so rude. If he is representative of the program, I would not want him responsible for any part of my daughter's education. If there is ever a question as to why the Broward County School system fails to attract the best and the brightest, you have your answer.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2013
I am looking to relocate to Ft. Lauderdale with my son. Seems like conflicting stories about this school. I am looking for a school with high marks. The school he is in now he is smarter than 80% of his teachers. Does anyone know of a good highscool in Ft. Lauderdale?

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2012
Reviewer below is correct, seems a mess right now. My daughter says lunch lines are so long, they do not even have enough time to eat, apparently they have 1000 students eating at each of the only 2 lunch periods. Pick up and drop off are a mess; due to poorly planned construction and disorganized principal and staff. Something I noticed is that 22 of the positive reviews here were all written on the same day, that raises some red flags, looks like maybe school told staff or parents to write some favorable reviews to try to get the school a better image?

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2012
I have high hopes for this school but so far I am not impressed. When I called to ask questions, in the spring, it was impossible to reach anyone on the phone and it took three months for someone to return a voicemail message I left. I couldn't even reach anyone on the switchboard. Now, they are not even open for registration over the summer, (all other high schools in the area are) and it is still impossible to reach anyone. And, their website does not help since it has not been updated in quite some time, some parts not since 2008 (4 years ago). It seems very poorly run and quite disorganized.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2012
FLHS is an amazing school and you won't truly understand how good it is until you are there. At first, when I knew that I had to go there, I was sad friends from my middle school was going to a religious or college preparatory school. However, when I took the tour at FLHS the year before signing up, I was.... speechless. The stairs were majestic and every few years they would change and reconstruct the buildings. I love the library, the books were plenty....

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2011
I would like to see more parent involvement in fund raising for the school. Our kids deserve a school trip for the excellent hard work done all year.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2010
I give Fort Lauderdale High School five stars for its Debate program. The Debate Program is one of the BEST in the nation!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2010
Cambridge program and good teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
Our son has had a great experience at this school, he's grown tremendously socially as well as getting a good education. Many of the staff are very into the kids and go above and beyond being just a teacher, they genuinely care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
The teachers and staff are very helpful... great programs at this school and the teachers really care about the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
Almost my entire family attended FLHS...from my Great Aunts and Uncles to my now attending teenage sons.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
I love FLHS because the staff is A number 1, helpful and truly believes in the kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
Because of the excellent Cambridge program they offer

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
Fort Lauderdale High School is one of long standing public high schools in Fort Lauderdale. I am an alumni of FLHS and have many great memories of this school. I am extremely proud to be a Flying L - Strong & True, White & Blue! Here are just a few reasons Fort Lauderdale High School is a great school as follows: *FLHS is ranked Top 3% of all United States high schools for academic excellence by CollegeBoard. 83% of all FLHS graduates attend college. Millions of scholarship $$$ awarded annually to FLHS students. Individualized comprehensive college counseling. Free before-school & after-school tutoring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
My daughter is in the Magnet and an athlete. Go FLHS

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
The teachers are great ,the adm,guidance ...very helpfull

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
The diversity, of both the programs offered and the student body itself.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
Because my son loves it and he has great grades, also the staff is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
The administration is the best!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
Ft Lauderdale high school is a great school.Student are prepared for their next challange

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2010
I give Ft. Lauderdale 5 stars for the Cambridge Program. This is an amazing academic approach. The classes offered are amazing and the school does not try to limit a child's enthusiasm for learning. While some private schools do not allow their students to take AP Courses in a student's freshman year, FLHS does. This has helped my son who is very bright and needs to be challenged in school. FLHS gives the green light to any child who wants to learn. Also, FLHS offers many program choices to their students, such as the Pre-Law Program, Criminal Justice, Marine Biology, First Responders and they have a top rate ROTC program, giving all students a chance to succeed at a very nominal cost - FREE!

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2009
I'm a sophomore at Fort Lauderdale High right now and everything there is great! Great teachers, great administration, and great classes. Try getting some honors and AP classes and a lot of service hours for a bright future. Try making as many friends as you can too. Go Flying L's! Class of 2012!

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2009
FT. Lauderdale High is a very academically minded school. Discipline is fair but effective and my daughter feels safe going there.The administration is very accessible and always willing to help solve problems.

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June 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 26, 2008
Fort Lauderdale High School is a really terrific public school. My son just graduated this May 2008 and he loved it. The teachers are beyond excellent, the guidance counselors really know what they are doing, and the staff all really care about the students. I recommend taking as many AP classes as you can. My son took 12 at FLHS and 2 on FLVS (online) and 2 dual enrollment (at BCC). He was accepted to Georgetown, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, and more. Every school he applied to except Yale and Princeton. And ... Parents, please go to the SAC/SAF meetings. It's a great way to get to know the people who help your children every day, all year. Also, they are very helpful and you can get all your questions answered.

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August 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 03, 2008
my son is a graduated of 2008 class i am proud of him. and he was in the cambridge program ,and band so far i am very impress with the teachers and staff go flying L you are the best school

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April 21, 2008
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January 15, 2008
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December 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2007
My daughter is a freshman at FLHS, she is in the Cambridge Program and so far I am very impressed with the quality of education offered. This schools has the ability to bring out the greatest potential in my child and we look forward to 4 wonderful years. The only thing I don't like is the dress code, it is not enforced as much as the other high schools, flip flops should not be worn and the girls shorts are more like underwear. The principal should look into this. Overall academics are great.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
My son is a senior at FLHS and I'm very pleased with the education he has received over the 4yrs. He is very involved with football, track and basketball and maintains a 4.3gpa. FLHS prepared him well for college and he is excited about his scholarship prospects. He was recently visited by at least 10 college football scouts. I attribute this to the teachers and football coaches and greatly appreciate their dedication to all FLHS students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2007
My son is a Freshman. The orientation was well organized and the teachers and students involved were helpful and upbeat. We are very optimistic about our son's high school education potential at Ft. Lauderdale High.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
I graduated from fort lauderdale high may of 2005. The academics, as far as teaching, is great. It is up yo every student to doo their best by staying on the ball. The sports program is great too. The coaches are exceptional. The cheerleading program is a great way for young ladies at fort lauderdale to meet girls just like them. I do say that more parents should be inolved in what their children are doing. There are some parents that are doing that. I just want to thank you for doing so.

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April 21, 2006
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January 11, 2006
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September 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
The teachers at Fort Lauderdale High School are what make this such an amazing place. I love this school and I recommend it to everyone.

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July 15, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 20, 2005
This school is wonderful. My two kids attend this school and they love the school. The school has a great number of Ap and honors classes, letting motivated students get ahead in their high school career. There are a few magnet programs as well such as the Pre-law magnet, Cambridge, and Advanced Studies Institute(my kids are in ASI). THe faculty is great and there are a number of after school activities and clubs for students to join. This school also has the best track team in the district.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2005
good and safe school. and the new principal does a good job.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 04, 2004
I will be returning to Fort Lauderdale High School in 12 days as a junior. I love my school despite the bad warnings I received from counselors and students at my previous school in Coral Springs. These people worried that going to a school in an predominatly urban area would cause my education and safety at school to suffer. During my 2 years at FLHS I have discovered quite the contrary. The different personalities and ethnicity's I have met and befriended at my school have, I believe, made me a better and even more open-minded person. While many students I attended class with in the Honors, AP, and Pre-Law programs are quick to complain about things in our school, such as our principal and administrators, or even our student body, I believe these students need to be thankful that we have such a special school available to us.

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May 25, 2004
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 13, 2004
I was the former flying L (c/o 03). I love the school becuase their got great promgams, education, and after school(Band and etc). The worst I hate about the school is less pep rallies (during my senior year) people make u feel bad/make fun of u, smokeing at the bathroom, teahers just yell at u for no reason, and lots of things I hate for FLHS. If your child is going to FLHS next year, please chat with him or her, becuase friends is not your friends. Even your child has special needs, becuase if he or she got a b/f or g/f or friends...their going to be broke your heart or something else. HUST BE POUD OF WHO U ARE ABD WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF. AND NEVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS!!!!!!!!!! BECUASE IT NEVER STOP ME FOR MY GOALS.

- submitted by a former student
March 03, 2004
My third child is now in attendance at FLHS. It is an amazing multi-cultural urban environment to prepare a student for success in the real world. With an Advanced Placement and Law magnet programs it makes available a wonderful opportunity for college bound students. The programs for classes in conjunction with the local college and student career work courses provides an ability for others not seeking immediate post secondary education to enter the work force prepared and often with a job. The school is as safe as any other, if not more so than private institutions with homogenous more affluent student bodies, who can afford the time and costs of 'recreational activities'. As the oldest high school in the county with over $22 million in renovations and new facilities under construction it is certainly a school on the upward swing - good and getting better!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
My child goes to Fort Lauderdale High School. Its not safe. There are drugs and violence that can be tamed and there are teachers that don't know how to express themselves well enough to educate! I regret my daughter going there. I have neighbors that change adresses so there children will not go there! Now I know why, its very dangerous. Now what kind of school is this and where are the adults responsible for making sure that my daughter is okay! Kids are cruel and have no compassion for there school mates. Something has to be done please! Have a student meeting and the principal speak out on the concequences.

- submitted by a parent
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Fort Lauderdale High School
1600 Northeast 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33305
(754) 322-1100
Last modified Fort Lauderdale High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fort Lauderdale High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top