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Hallandale High School

Public | 9-12 | 1276 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2013

When I started off as freshman, I loved Hallandale High School. We had various magnet programs, fun activities, teachers that actually provided us with knowledge, and a friendly environmental. After four years, the school has changed drastically. I believe safety is an issue in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2011

I am currently a freshman in Hallandale high and the principal (old one) motivated everyone to be the best we could be, his legacy left us with motivation soon (the new principal) took over and he did an excellent job with hall sweeps and up to date security. Half the teachers are amazing and can teach very effectivley the other half dont have good teaching skills at all, the magnet programs arent hard and, you arent challenged a bit in this school. You can do anything and get an A the school curriculum is dummied down for the people who are lacking things they should have known in middle school! Wicth makes me angry with the school being so slow to teach more challenging things. But its only certain classes that this happens. But i cant deny the teachers are amazingly educated and motivate everyone to do the best they can. The secutiry is nice and secure, they dont hesitate to get your 'mind straight' by telling you what life is about. They get you ready for life, but at times you kind of wonder when i graduate will the colleges accept me because of my schools image?
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2010

i love my school we have an amazing variety in magnet programs and everyone is engaged in some kind of activity because that is how our school is. We are very active and a very small school with a little bit under 2000 students, which i find really amazing because in each class we have the minium of 8 and the maxium of 25 students in each class. Therefore, we have more hands on work with our teachers and we are able to get help when we need the help in a subject. Our new principal Mr. Darren Jones has been amazing this year and has changed our school miraclously and i'm actually proud now to say that I am a Hallandale High School Charger.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

As a parent, I love Hallandale High School because the principle has character, the teachers have character and the kids have character. They have managed to create an environment where the kids feel safe, yet free to be creative. They relate with the kids using a little out of the box thinking. The kids like their school too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

I went to South Broward for 2 years, one of which I ended up failing because all the teachers had no motivation to teach. I spent one year so far at Hallandale All Magnet High School, and I'm almost on the top. I am the ambassador for the graphic design department, and I have to say that the teachers here are amazing, as well are the students. With many after school programs and extra-curricular activities, I have to say that Hallandale All Magnet High School has changed my life around completely
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2009

Best school ever. It has made the best improvement in a school and I love the programs. There are different programs for the students. These programs help students with career choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

it's a great school! Ms. Bell is a great teacher
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

I love this could i am a 9th grader and i benn here for only about four months and i already like it ,its an organise school andthe staffs and administrator are keeping it on track
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2008

Mr. Davis the world history teacher and Mrs. Hankerson a math teacher are one the best teachers in the whole school. They motivate me to retain my education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2007

I believe in Hallandale High. I believe that the students are extremely intelligent. No student can succeed to the best of their ability unless they know that about themselves. This is the focus that the Principle, Ms. Chambers, is continually flowing down from her position in the school. She is very demanding in her standards for APs, counselors, teachers, and students alike. Hallandale High is 200% better than in previous years and Hallandale High needs the cooperative work of the parents, not just the administration and staff. I am excited about the changes as a parent that is happening at Hallandale High and I believe that the children there are going to benefit tremendously from the efforts being put forth. I have experiences private schools, homeschooling, and other magnet schools, and I would not have my child go to any other high school. Hallandale High is out for the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

Hallandale High is one of the best schools to mature in, the history of the school is nowhere near what has been said. Hallandale High has great educated, qualified teachers who are concerned about the students and their education. Hallandale High does need some improvements, the problem with that is the parents nor students speak up and attend the meetings concerning the school. The surrounding area of the school is not all peaches and cream, its LIFE! There are many AP and honr courses, also there is a Dual Enrollment program for Juniors and Seniors, which allows the 11tha nd 12th graders to attend Broward Community College and earn a 2 year degree. Extracurricular activities are phenomenol, such as Student Government, Divas of Tommorrow, Band, DFrama Club, Class Officers, Gospel Chorus, and many more.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 11, 2007

This school needs a new principal who is willing to support her teachers and staff. They have a new guidance counselor, they were better off with the old one. THe only thing nice that she has done is decorate the school. Otherwise I took my child out as soon as a saw what was going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

Not that good with safety but because of the neighborhood the school is located in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 24, 2006

strict rules enforced in this school for the safety of our children. Good gifted program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Hallandale to my opinion is da very interesting to me.Compared to others schools I've been through i feel more fitted in this school.The many activities,learnig way, and friends all fall in a good catergory.The school just became a magnet school giving the oppurtunity for students to be learning in a higher standard.There are so many extracurricular activities that students can join like Football,Baseball,Soccer,Track,Softball,Baseketball,Band,Choir,Army JROTC,Editorial,and etc.We have this program where most of these are at,especially tutoring .I feel that not enough parents are not that involve in school because I usually dont notice much involvement of them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2004

Great educational opportunity! Especially with the AP classes that are offered.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
30%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

327 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
42%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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 67%
Hispanic 23%
White 7%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%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 90%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 37%53%61%
Master's degree 60%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ESTELLA ECKHARDT
Fax number
  • (754) 323-1030

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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720 Northwest 9th Avenue
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Phone: (754) 323-0900

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