Students enrolled 2491
School leader MS. ENID VALDEZ
Transportation options Yes
District Broward County School District

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8000 Northwest 44th Street
Lauderhill, FL 33351

(754) 322-1700
(754) 322-1830
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3 stars
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November 01, 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
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

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 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
August 01, 2012
They've inspired my son to do good work, and set good examples. They promote excellence in every way.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 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
August 01, 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
April 07, 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
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
August 14, 2011
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- submitted by a community member
June 08, 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
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.

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October 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
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..

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September 03, 2009
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May 11, 2009
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March 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
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=]

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November 25, 2008
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no rating 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
no rating 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!

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July 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 25, 2008
I have a autisc child who is going into 10th grade he is doing great and i coulnt be more pleased

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July 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 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.

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May 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
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.

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March 30, 2008
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no rating 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
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.

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January 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2008
I seroiusly think this school has gotten better than what it was, but on the other hand it still needs some things changed, such as more discpline and better security for the school. It has great extracurriclar activities, such as fcat practice, but sometimes its a real short class. Overall, it needs better security and needs to fix up many other things.

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November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 20, 2007
My son just entered Piper High last August as a freshman. I was leery about him going to Piper because it has suffered from a bad reputation in the past. Last year, a new principal, Mrs. Enid Valdez, came on board and she has really made a difference already. My son is having trouble in math and English, yet his entire team has been in contact with me from almost the very first day to help get him on track, offering after and before school tutoring as well as FCAT Saturday sessions. I am extrememly impressed with the principal, her staff and the entire Piper community. We parents who decided to stick with Piper and not send our kids to other schools feel like we have won the lottery. Mrs. Valdez knows that the students come first and that is her mantra. Piper is Broward's Best Kept Secret!

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September 27, 2007
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August 14, 2007
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August 12, 2007
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August 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2007
Piper is wonderful. really, a school is what you make it, so you can't always look at a school's stats to see if its for you or not. the crowd you choose affects your learning experience and that can either affect you in a positive or negative way so you must choose wisely. academics are very important. if students want to learn at Piper, they will, because they have that drive and determination to get the job done. not only is academics important, but the school's atmosphere as a whole. Piper has a home feeling to me and i look forward to going there everyday. it has an awesome performing arts and journalism program. this school has many opportunities for the students and the school staff really cares. all of my teachers were amazing and they want for my classmates and i to succeed. Piper High School rocks!!!

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July 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2007
I am a current student at Piper High School. I admire our new priciple, Mrs. Veldez. She is improving our school drastically from every perspective. Most of our teachers are professional individuals, ones that a student can look up to. Our school is not perfect, neither is any other school on the face of this earth; but we do strive to do our best, not for any attention, not for what critics say about our school, rather for our own benefit and for our own pride. Thank you very much for your time and i do hope people will have a different view of our school.

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July 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
Many (not to say all) of the teachers are professionals and great at what they do. It just takes effort from students to make the school what it really should be.

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May 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
Good academic programs, music, sport & art are all available at this school. Parent involvement could be a little higher, but I dont see a problem the amount of parents involved now.

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February 27, 2006
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February 16, 2006
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- submitted by a student
December 28, 2005
even though many may put a bad reputation on piper high school, i believe that it is a very good school. like any other school, bad things happen. but these are isolated incidents and should not affect the reputation of the school as a whole.

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November 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
September 15, 2005
I think that this is a great school. I have had the pleasure of sending my sons and daughter to this school and they have all graduated with honors and have went on to have successful careers.

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September 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2005
School was disorganized and had a high rate of lunch brawls and fights. Classroom was unstructured when teacher was not present. Substitute teachers were horrible. We watched music videos in a few classes.School seemed overpopulated.

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July 27, 2005
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July 15, 2005
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- submitted by a student
July 02, 2005
Piper is a great school. The teachers and staff are friendly and attentive. The school has been working really hard to bring their grade up from a C to a B. Piper has a great performing Arts and Art program. Every year the school publishes a magazine with students art work and poems. It also has a great Journalism program.

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June 05, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2005
Guidance suggested my daughter, a junior, take 'easy' classes as a senior to improve her GPA, instead of art or career interest. Too crowded!

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May 17, 2005
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April 27, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 21, 2005
Good school a little dangerous and dirty but it has a high sucurity and alot of camras and the new principle is really makeing it good.

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April 11, 2005
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April 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 03, 2005
the kids are rude and violent.the teachers don't really try to help the kids they know are failing and know need a little extra help. they just help the smart kids,the security around the school is poor. they don't do their job. they so busy trying to be friends with the kids,kids are able to just walk off campus when they please,they skip in sit outside on the benches.

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January 28, 2005
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January 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 12, 2005
Found it very overcrowded. Average on the academic scale.

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May 27, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 26, 2004
School overcrowded, racially imbalanced,unimaginative corriculum, poor acedemic stimulation, scholastically poor, drop out rate far too high, disorganized, security poor, students unsupervised.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2004
My daughter is a 9th grader it appears a student can skip up to 5 clasess per semester without any one questioning there whereabouts no one cares? It is a rough school with constant fighting.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
The problem with Piper is that there are too many students and not near enough teachers. Its hard as a student to learn when you have 40 to 50 kids in a class. There is no safety either.

- submitted by a former student
May 09, 2004
Piper High School has been under much scrutiny these past couple of years. Most would deturmine by the constant negitive attention that the school is bad, period. This is not exactly true however; a students experience in the school entirely depends on his or her classes. For instance, the lower level classes are made up of students with no ambition and misbehave constantly. Because of this it is extremely hard to maintain discipline and thus the 'good' teachers refuse to even step into the classroom. Thus, barely competant teachers given the lowest wages are employed at this level. General classes may not even complete work through half the period. This is totally opposite for the higher level classes. The teachers that instruct AP and Honors classes are, with no exaggeration, some of the best in the state. The students there are almost sheltered and the ciriculum is beyond superior.

- submitted by a student
March 25, 2004
My son received a terrible education at this school. Despite the fact that he graduated with an academic reward for his grades, he needed to take remedial classes at the Community College, and can barely pass his classes. Pay the money for a private education. It is worth it.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2004
This is my 10th graders first year at Piper from a private school and I'm very pleased with the helpful staff and teachers.They're available to me when I need them. Security's gotten tighter in 04' and the automated phone call notifying parents of new changes and meetings are especially helpful and make me feel counted as a parent. We all need to do our part and as parents. We need to realize that teachers aren't substitute parents and can't always be accountable for other children's behavior. I'm sure it's hard enough just trying to teach and get through to students on an academic level.It isn't just Piper that's changed for the worse. The world just isn't as innocent as it use to be. We all need to do our part. Remember it takes a village to raise a child.

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no rating September 10, 2003
I went to this school myself in the eighties and it was even bad back then. We had a name for it, Piper Prison. This school has turned progressively worse as the years have passed. The grade ratings for the facility are horrifying. My son was supposed to attend this year and I was so against it, we sold our home and moved to Wellington just to provide him a better education. I am not kidding, that is the sole reason we moved. He now attends an 'A' school. I highly encourage parents in the Piper Zone with no alternatives to send their children to magnet schools. The path your child takes with exposure to the current elements at Piper is in your hands.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I just graduated from Piper back in June and it was the worst 4 years of my life. When the former principal (since replaced as of June 13, 2003), the school saw the highest fight rates in Broward County for 2 consecutive years. The recent student government election scandal placed Piper in the newspaper 4 out of 7 days. Now, I took mostly Honors and AP classes and I will give them the fact that the teachers in those class types are second to none. But, the overall administration and the poor security makes Piper the embarrassment of the County, and ever of the state. The trash that is all over the school, the fact that the bathrooms are never clean, no soap or paper towels, and the very poor condition of the grounds is just too humiliating to discuss.

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no rating September 09, 2003
These ratings are from 1995. I graduated that year and the school must have gone down hill after that because when I attended it wasn't at all as bad as what I'm hearing. I had an excellent education, graduating with a 3.0. I was on the Dance Team and had numerous other activities. I'm sorry to hear how bad it has fallen. I am out of state now and have not seen the school since 1997. Hopefully the school district will get their act together and bring the school back to what it used to be.

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2003
I believe the school gives a great education. A lot of hearsay is in those comments. You hear of a fight in a school, but there are fights in everyschool. During my 4 years at piper (1998-2002) there was not 1 riot or problem that escalated into police being called except for a few little fights and a bomb threat once a year that could come from anyone. I think the teachers get involved as much as possible but it's kind of difficult to have 1on1's with 45 kids to a classroom, so it's not the teachers fault. If parents want their kids to get a better education, maybe they should get involved instead of complaining about it. I think the administration did a great job. The punished the kids that skipped class, got in fights, etc... with detentions, suspensions, and expulsions. Not once in school was there a weapon incident and I came out ready for college, all that i can ask for.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2003
Hopefully, the new principal will bring order back to this school. If not, violence will continue on and off campus.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My how things have deteriorated. Our son went for 9th grade. The biggest mistake we ever made. Too crowded class sizes, halls too crowded to pass without incidents. Students out of control.You would think it was an inner city school in the 'Worst City, USA'. When we saw how terrible things were with no change insight, we pulled him out and sent him to Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga. Now he is on the honor roll, active in sports and an officer. He has his self esteeme back and is reaching goals. As of August 2003, Piper has a new Principal, too little too late.

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- submitted by a former student
August 11, 2003
Piper High School is one of the worst public schools in South Florida as far as I'm concerned. Violence, fights, riots, and disturbances come up more than education does on a daily basis. The school itself is overrun with delinquents who constantly push their limits and misbehave in such a manner that it causes other students grief just witnessing such things. There is no control over the students or their actions due to the fact that the teachers are too tired of the repetitive occurrences to even bother anymore. Nor do they wish to be involved mainly because its too much work to sort out a problem. The students need an extreme amount of discipline to handle this problem, mainly from their parents who allow them to behave this way in the first place. Students fear reporting harassment because revenge for 'telling' usually follows from the accused party and all of their friends. If there was more control over the school and the students with more guidelines and no-tolerance laws it would be a more suitable environment. Sadly, today's youth continues to rot further into oblivion and there's no sign of turning back. Today's graffiti artists and social disasters are tomorrows future industry bigwigs. Are these the kind of people you want running your country? Why don't we ask Eminem?

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Piper High School
8000 Northwest 44th Street, Lauderhill, FL  33351
(754) 322-1700
Last modified Piper High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Piper High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 90 reviews. Top