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Fort Lauderdale High School

Public | 9-12 | 2075 students

 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted 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


Posted March 3, 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


Posted 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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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 2014.

527 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 55% in 2014.

559 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

572 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

460 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • 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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%
Biology I

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

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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
Black 56%
White 25%
Hispanic 14%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 92%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 85%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%53%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 5%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. PRISCILA RIBEIRO
Fax number
  • (754) 322-1230

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media 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
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1600 Northeast 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Phone: (754) 322-1100

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