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Key West, FL
Students enrolled: 1,201

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2100 Flagler Avenue
Key West, FL 33040

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(305) 293-1549
(305) 293-1547
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April 07, 2011
I am a student Key West High and this has been the worst experience of my life. Although the campus is beautiful, the staff is uncaring and rude, the curriculum is below average, and the school is filled with students whose lives revolve around illegal drugs and disrupting the few students who want to learn. I get all a's easily and so do many students. My one friend graduated last year and she does not even know how to read. Key West High School needs to make some serious improvements.

- submitted by a student

February 16, 2010
I am a former kwhs student. Im currently a junior. I moved upstate this year and of all of the schools ive looked at attending, kwhs easily outdoes them. Some parents may be mad because they think kw isn't strict enough, but as the saying goes, you can lead the horse to the water but you cant make it drink. For the students who do want to better their education kw offers so much academically to allow them to excel. The laid back atmosphere personally made me happier in school which made me want to try harder rather than be in a prisonlike school like the ones everywhere else. Kwhs is an excellent school and i recommend it for anyone who wants to take advantage of the amazing staff, education, and oppurtunities it has to offer. There definitly is no other school that compares to key west.

- submitted by a student

October 28, 2008
This is a great school with many excellent opportunities for students. It is what you make of it. Students strrive for personal achievment and there is a great deal of ecellent classes available along with the opportunity for college courses as well as AP. Teachers are very good, administrators are very good, and the principal is the best. 85% of students go on to college or other post secondary institutions.

- submitted by a community member

April 09, 2008
My daughter was quite upset about moving from Michigan, but now that she is here she wouldn't trade it for the world! Everyone at this school is kind and helpful. We both love Key West High School.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2008
I go to key west high school now && I love it! all the principals work hard to keep students from dropping out. We barely have any problems with fights. The teachers could be better but a lot of students that graduate from here get excepted into major colleges I love key west high school! go conchs!

- submitted by a student

September 11, 2007
My child attended KWHS in 2006-2007 and unfortunately it was not a very pleasant experience. We found the curriculum to be less than challenging.The classes were very unorganized, the students, not all, but many were disruptive. Another huge concern was the amount of class time spent on the FCAT. Weeks of class time are dedicated to this. My daughter received all A's and a few B's with almost no effort. The previous school year 2005-2006 the school lost teachers because it is impossible to live in or around Key West on a teachers salary. So, although Key West has a beautiful school it needs a great deal of work.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2007
I attended this school last year, and might I say, it is indeed an exellent school. being the only school in the area, it does a fine job, espcially keeping up with technology. brand new campus, great administration, not-too-strict teachers. a very laid-back atmosphere. lots of fun, many great kids coming out of here as well. I often run into kids up here in college and talk about our high school expierience, none as great as mine. at least Id like to think so. my old home, key west high school. go conchs!

- submitted by a student

June 25, 2007
My Daughter just gradulated this year . Key West High school is a great school. they have so many opputuntities thank keywest high school for being a great school.

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2006
I am a student at Key West High School and I love it. I'm in the Television Productions class and we are ranked one of te top schools for your program. We travel to California once a year for competitions and to Vegas to a convention where we are the only school that is invited. Key West High School is truly a great school. :)

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2006
I have had two children graduate from KWHS and I believe the school can be whatever your child makes of it. My son, graduated doing the bare minimum and my daughter took all honors courses and has excelled in all areas. Sports are a big part of this school as well as community groups. AS with any school there are good teachers, great teachers and teachers your child will never forget. Although there are drugs (marijuana mostley), there are no meth labs, guns or gangs. Children are very safe and have more drug free choices than anywhere I have ever seen. I am military and have seen my fair share of school districts.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2005
Great school. Opportunities are in place for the highest level of learning.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2005
Brand new facility. Nice.

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2005
To echo what another said, this school is what one makes of it. Certainly, many students stay here in town and go directly into the workforce upon graduation. However, my area of expertise as teacher of Advanced Placement and other courses for the college-bound clearly shows me that our students fare well in rigorous post-secondary arenas. A small-town school which sends students to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke and Georgetown, to name only a very few, on a regular basis, suggests that students may find a wonderful education and excellent preparation at Key West High School.

- submitted by a teacher

December 28, 2004
Key West High is a brand new building with the need for qualified teachers. Most of the students will not attend college, and therefore, find no real value in attending classes. The new superintendant does however recognize this and is making great efforts to change this.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2004
Good ratings acedemically, not many extra cirricular activities.

- submitted by a student

August 07, 2004
Best school in the florida keys. It has the best principal who truly cares about the school and its students. Many different extracurricular activities, sporting and social events. Its an 'A' grade school.

- submitted by a student

March 31, 2004
Key West High is what you make of it. I graduated in 2003 and watched some of my classmates put in little effort in regular, nonhonors classes and ended up still working at the local grocery store. I also watched some of my classmates excell in challenging AP and DE courses and ended up attending some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the United States. Yes there are teaches who are less than ideal at KWHS, but my experience with most of my teachers was overall very positive. Also, the reason that KWHS SAT/ACT scores and percentage of students attending four year schools is below the national average is easily explained: there are simply more students at KWHS who don't really care than that do. However, the ones that do care can easily challenge themselves and excell. For those who care, KWHS is a good school.

- submitted by a student

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Key West High School
2100 Flagler Avenue, Key West, FL  33040
(305) 293-1549
Last modified Key West High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Key West High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top