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.
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?
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?
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.
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....
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.
I give Fort Lauderdale High School five stars for its Debate program. The Debate Program is one of the BEST in the nation!
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.
The teachers and staff are very helpful... great programs at this school and the teachers really care about the students
Almost my entire family attended FLHS...from my Great Aunts and Uncles to my now attending teenage sons.
I love FLHS because the staff is A number 1, helpful and truly believes in the kids.
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.
The diversity, of both the programs offered and the student body itself.
Because my son loves it and he has great grades, also the staff is awesome!
Ft Lauderdale high school is a great school.Student are prepared for their next challange
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