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Piper High School

Public | 9-12 | 2491 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2013

I have attended Piper High all 4 years of my high school career and I have a lot to say about it. First off please do not feed into the rumors of Piper being ghetto or dangerous because it's neither of the two. Whatever happened in the past is definitely in the past. I also want to add that Piper is a school that is very community oriented. Most of the freshman students are already acquainted because they went to millennium or westpine together. This is not a school of much pride but we do however have a great band, chorus, and JROTC program. As far as education and teachers go I must say our science department SUCKS ! Last year I had two science class and no teacher in both of them! Everything else is quite well. We also have dual enrollment with FIU ON CAMPUS !!! That's great ! Education wise I say for the most part Piper is great! As far as fun goes it's who you know and what you make out of your time there. There's no bullies and the school is pretty diverse so you can fit in somewhere. Our Brace adviser is awesome. Guidance is pretty cool too. Sports ... eh. AP is really great here too. Now that i'm tying this i'm realizing how great Piper really is lol. Go Bengals ! lol
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2013

Piper high school staff and teachers are horrible they do not care if you pass or not there is a hand full of teachers that actually care if you graduate


Posted September 7, 2012

piper high school has a small group of teachers that actually even care if you graduate or not. the administration group is horrible & rarely gives a student a chance to change his/her ways. you don't know what alot of students go through after 2:30! start caring for the student not your pay check. im done.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2012

They've inspired my son to do good work, and set good examples. They promote excellence in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

its a wonderful school. I have 3 children whom i switched from private school, and found similar curiculum and school environment. All teachers are very well educated and make the fullest of efforts to teach the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

My son attended and graduated last year. He became a completely different person - focused, driven and hard working - during his tenure at Piper. I attribute it to strong and dedicated teachers at piper, who give up most of their free time to develop kids into successes - good parenting also plays an equal role here. Thank you Piper!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2012

Schools are what you make it! By the time you reach high school you have attended school for 8 years and should clearly understand the objective of attending high school. Piper may not be the best school but it helps those that help themselves. A student is only as strong and determined as as the environment the student was raised in. My son does fine a piper, and all of his friends seem to performing about the same as he is. No trouble, good grades, honors classes and active in sports
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2011

I am responding 2 the comments made on june 8, 2011..You are correct in the terms that Piper is rdy 2 dismiss a troubled student. I should know. I was one back in 86-89.The same exacted thing. My mother was an active parent. Went 2 school several times for meetings.Mr Dupont was my vice dean. He really did try 2 help..but the school did not do much & Mrs.Harris a diff dean who loved 2 hold grudges did what she could to make it even harded for me & others like me. So 6 months b4 graduation I quit.That was after hard work 2 get my grades up & do what was asked.At every turn theres was another block 2 over come. No real help came from the guildance.They only helped & those that were college bound. Funny thing is I started out a preppy girl w/decent grds & ended on the wrong side.I often wonder if in 1986 then didnt bring all the bad kids from ELy,Dillard & other varoius schools if things would be diferent. Those that went 2 piper between 86-89 know what I mean..all of a sudden we had BLoods,Crips,Zulu Nation running around.Those of us that got wrapped in to any bad grp got ignored.Seems that piper havnt changed there pratice much.Tho they did get metal detectors. GO BENGALS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

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Posted June 8, 2011

I personally did not think that Piper was encouraging. My son was a high school drop out, because Piper high school gave up on my son. All he needed was encouragement, the school was quick to kick him out of high school. He was in the 12th grade, and he was never left back. It was a disgrace on the part of the school. On the other hand, it was a great experience for my other son, which is a 11 months younger than my other son. He graduated Piper High school with honors. My son that was kicked out, they did not offer him any programs that was beneficial to my son. He should have been in a program that he could do home schooling. It is already too late to suggest this now, however, he went through an online school, which he completed with excellent grades. His grades were transferred from Piper to this online school. I think that Piper leaves you to believe that you do not have any choice, but to allow your child to drop out of school. By the way, this was over 5 and half years ago. my oldest son is almost 25 years of age. I felt that Piper should have had better programs set in place to save young people from having to be kicked out of high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2011

The school is what you make it. I personally had a good experience there with classes, teachers, and other peers. I was an A/B student, did JROTC(excellent program!!), and was never threatened. The school also let me take part in Florida's Virtual Program on more than one occasion.


Posted September 19, 2009

As a former student of Piper I can say the the general education is lacking. I was an AP student and grateful for it! I was threatened numerous times as I believe most students were. I was encouraged by the admin to drop out of school because I didn't agree with the politics surrounding the school (lack of security, favoritism to athletes, teachers unable to speak english..small things really) I was told that I could not use there online program and to find another school to attend or drop out...I was a straight A student, I graduated from a different school but this was the end of my Junior year. My Senior year no one ever even ran for Class President. I mean really such great school spirit! Yeah right...as for everyone commenting on the fabulous education program, why cant you spell? As for security..


Posted January 15, 2009

I attend Piper high school and I think it is a very good school..The teachers care, some people think that the teacher doesnt care but thats not true the only reason why they probably dont care is because you dont care...When im at piper i feel like im home...it has a warm feeling...easy to make friends there=] ..I love Piper! go bengals=]
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

This school is sooooo bad my 16 year old dropped out of 10th grade this year! Teachers are disengaged classes are out of control, very little learning going on
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I spent the best four years of my life at Piper. The teachers are great and have a real concern for their students learning. The extracurricular programs are also good and there are many different clubs to join. The school pride is unbelievable and I have been told many times by students from other schools that Piper reminds them of a TV school; warm, friendly and united. It was always like a second home to my friends and I. As a college student now I look back on my Piper days and miss it terribly, I am now and forever will be a Piper Bengal!


Posted July 25, 2008

I have a autisc child who is going into 10th grade he is doing great and i coulnt be more pleased
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

At first I was afraid of going to Piper because of its infamous reputation, but the years went by fast and I grew to love the school, getting offended when someone insulted PHS. It's a great school with excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2008

As a student here, I can say that there are not enough activiteis for students. Many fellow students are not in clubs because of the lack of veriety in them. If you can get into A.P classes your fine, other then that, both teachers and acedemics are lacking. As far as security...no comment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2008

Piper is sadly a very bad school to attend. It has a horrible standard of teaching and the environment is exteamly dangerous due to being very overpopulated. If you are going to attend this school then I will highly recommend you not to go here because as a current student I am trying to get out of this school due to it's horrible standards. Please, Please do not go to Piper.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

Piper is a great school for academic classes. My son graduated last year with honors and 1 of the top ten percent of his class and is currently attending UF. I have Junior attending Piper now who is also in honor classes. I have no complaints with the education system it is up to the parent and the students to get involve and take advantage of what is being offered to you. The school does look a little nicer since the construction project but still could be updated a little more.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

611 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

671 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

684 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
95%
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.

647 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

643 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
47%
Biology I

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

594 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

632 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
42%
U.S. History

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

538 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%
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 59%
White 18%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 82%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%53%61%
Master's degree 42%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 5%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

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  • Japanese
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ENID VALDEZ
Fax number
  • (754) 322-1830

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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8000 Northwest 44th Street
Lauderhill, FL 33351
Phone: (754) 322-1700

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