Students enrolled 2913
School leader MS. MICHELLE KEFFORD
Transportation options Yes
District Broward County School District

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12800 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

(754) 323-0650
(754) 323-0780
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3 stars
Based on 68 ratings

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July 01, 2014
As senior its sad to leave Flanagan. Amazing high school experience. Alot of class choices and ap/honors. A place where you can be yourself. Friendly staff. safe enviroment constantly patrolled. I love the sports and games at flanagan. Vending machines are life savers too But the only problem is they need more parent involvement

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2014
It is not common for a student to come on campus of the zoned school that he/she does not attend to do activates. However, it is their option and right. The administration should at least be knowledgeable & willing to have a pleasant discussion of how it could/or could not work in a given situation. Office staff did try to help and "redeem" the unpleasant operator. More value needs to be put on the first impression made to the community for the school. The grounds are well kept, students are orderly and the security staff are friendly and accommodating. I will give the school three stars because seeing beyond the first impression there seems to be a lot going on for the students. My rating is just on inquiry/customer service and office experience. It has nothing to do with the quality of education, students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2013
This school is an incredible abomination. I am a junior currently attending Flanagan High School. There are shoe marks on the walls, animal poop on the stairs, most of the bathrooms usually lack of soap, the bathrooms stink and have writtings all over them, and the floors are entirely covered in old, black, dried up gum. Also, the guidence couselors and other staff members of a higher position usually never make time to listen to the students' complaints or issues. Despite the dilemmas just mentioned, however, some teachers do a well job teaching and know exactly what they are doing, as i have improved my writing skills, and many students in Flanagan are very friendly.

- submitted by a community member
December 14, 2013
Yes I agree, the district needs to replace a lot of the teachers in Flanagan. They do have a lot of problems and they do take it out on the kids. I'm sure that there are kids more difficult than other, that is known in every school but there are good kids that are truly responsible and successful. My daughter last year experienced in home room a teacher that literally was a psycho Ms. McAlpine. Why is she still dealing with teenagers if she can't stand them.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
I hope my child is keeping up with her grades and extra activities.My child does not belong in this school. Ive been to the mall near by when i lived in Florida without Mr.Oakley .Her present address is 10370sw 24th court in Miramar. I can be reached @ email or cell number three four seven nine two eight six eight one five. Child should be in last year of high school but due to repeated times of return back to parent .The childs home does not help my child grasp work so easily with tutor ,and without parent help.Thanks for the teachers help thus far. Miss Parent. ;t not understand why she cant grasp the work so fast withouts parents help. Thanks for the helpful teachers thus far.Miss parent .

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2013
My daughter went to this school and did well , she did mention large class rooms , but all in all went well

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
I have recently moved out of district. Do u know if they will let my child finish senior year?

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Ok well it's a good school but some of the teachers have alot of personal problems and take it out on the kids. A good example would Ms.cummings. With her sarcastic attitude and her smart remarks. Many students have set up meeting with her and their parents, and you would think during a meeting a teacher would greet you and your parents and say hello. But apparently this lady has no clue what proper manners are. she will give you and your parents no greeting and she will act like she has no time to listen to your problem. And lets not with how rude she is to her students. Sadly there are many teachers and staff members that treat parents and students in such a way. Other than that the school is alright

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2013
I really like Flanagan but the only problem is that some students are very rude with the teachers ad misbehave a lot but you don't expect a school to have all the students very disciplined. but still the teachers are amazing they are so helpful. love you Flanagan. :)

- submitted by a student
February 14, 2013
Flanagan High is a horrible school. The faculty and teachers there are mostly mental. This school gives a bad name to Public Schools. I've tried twice to put my daughter in a different high school but because of space I was rejected. If there's anyway your child can go to another school or private, it would definately be best. In this school you hear more the teachers having a personal issue with the student than them actually being a teacher. Definately unsatisfactory as a shool.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2012
Whomever name is Ms DIXON who works in the office and answer the phone is RUDE, DISRESPECTUL AND A DISGRACE! I don't understand how she could represent a school or even be employed there. As a teacher, attendance assistant, office assistant whatever it may be, you suppose to set an example for the kids who attend Flanagan or any school. As well as respecting others, I'm sure there's unemployed teachers out there who would LOVE to take her place and assist in a RESPECTFUL, CARING AND KIND MANNER.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2012
I'm a freshman at Flanagan and I honestly love it. Yes, there's rumors about fights, teachers not caring, staff being rude, etc. But, how do you know all those things are actually true? Exactly. You don't. Flanagan is an amazing school. The teachers are extremely helpful and they teacher amazingly perfect. They have THE NUMBER ONE COLOR GUARD IN THE WORLD, which I am very proud to be apart of. Overall, Flanagan is amazing, if you're thinking of going there, definitely do it. And join their color guard. The more the better. c:

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2012
In my opinion, this school does not do enough to prepare the students to enter top level colleges. Pembroke Pines is a great place to live yet the school does not reflect the community.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
The guidance counselors constantly pick and choose who they prefer to call back. They are very rude I called the school asking if any child in Flanagan has received their schedule ,they said no one but yet my child see students posting their schedules on social networking sites. Lastly there very irresponsible.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2011
Some of the teachers are good but with this new principal the school is more of a jail rather than a school. i missed Flanagan in 2009 . School seemed enjoyable back in the day. However im not enjoying my senior year at all :/

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2011
i rate this school a 9/10 .okay yes flanagan has been on the news for fighting but thats water under the bridge , the teachers are amazing if you don't understand something they sit you down and make sure by the end of the day you understand it, the students are really nice along with the teachers flanagan is a fun enviroment where you can be yourself so if your thinking about coming to this school al the more better for you.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2010
This is a fairly good school. It has a great staff and quality varied programs. Parent involvement could be improved.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Overall Flanagan is a good school. I have had two children go through Flanagan and a third still attending.

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no rating October 29, 2009
I graduated Flanagan in 2006 and I have to say that I would go back and do it again. That school offers everything from extracurriculars to academics. I enjoyed my time there and after speaking with people who went to school either out of state or in Dade County, I realized how lucky I was to have attended that school. The teachers were extremely involved and showed concern. The population is very diverse which is another thing I loved about that school. Its the prime example of an All-American high school and I'm proud to have graduated from there. They also have an excellent music program (grammy award winning), excellent sports teams, a nationally recognized colorguard and JROTC. I also realized that many people going to college here in NY did not get the same quality of education. Even graduation was a lot more tasteful. Falcon forever

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October 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 22, 2009
I'm a freshman at Flanagan, and I honestly love it. My teachers are friendly but rule with a firm hand when necessary. The extracurricular activities are fantastic, especially marching band (which I am a part of). At first, I was scared of going to high school because of all the rumored fights and that the teachers don't care about their students. I have come to find that it is the exact opposite. I enjoy every day at Flanagan. There are a lot of really good kids here, and I suggest this school to anyone who is deciding where to send their kids.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 17, 2009
This high school has a great 'overall' program for the students. The majority of the teachers are approachable and very responsive to your parental concerns. Their school website is excellent and provide many helpful links for parents and students alike.

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August 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2009
It seems that Flanagan's status has improved over the years mostly due to the quality of its teachers. I fear that any further gains will be difficult for two reasons: loss of seasoned teachers loss of funding affecting technology, as well as other programs Flanagan's leadership has never been an asset and this upcoming year will be especially challenging with the transfer of two capable administrators.

- submitted by a teacher
March 20, 2009
This school has excellent teachers and opportunities. Excellent music and baseball programs.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2009
Ive been to three high scools( Sarasota Military Academy and New Mexico Military Institute) and this is the worst one ive ever been to. Constant interuptions from other students and administrators on the PA system, many fights, and the students don't act like there even in middle school....What is up with that? There is no discipline at all and if there is its only found in their NJROTC program. I do not recommend this school to any student or family looking for the right high school.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 11, 2008
I attended this school only 1 year. It's the best high school i ever attended. The classes were challenging. Excellent AP and Honors teachers, great technology, upscale facilities, great block scheduling allows you to take 8 courses per year (and potentially finish early). The stuff I learned here set me up for a career in software engineering! A++ Plus, the school is not overcrowded anymore, Pembroke pines is great area

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2008
Flanagan is an outstanding school in every way. There are more AP classes offered at this school than most. Outstanding teachers and administration. Rated one of the top 1000 schools by Newsweek for the past 4 years. My children all went through Flanagan and are attending Ivy League Schools.

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October 09, 2008
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September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 03, 2008
Considering that Flanagan is the only high school I've attended my opinion may be biased. For that reason I didn't grant it the full 5 stars. I've never had a problem with a student or faculty member. It doesn't matter what school your child is in, it is their initiative that determines whether or not they will learn and do well. Sure, I've taken a class where at the end of the semester I walked out wondering how much I learned, but that's 1 class out of the 16 that I've taken so far. Siblings also attended this school & the only problem they encountered is when trying to switch out of a class it can be difficult to do without bringing a parent to speak with your counselor & argue your reason. It's not dirty & the schedule is easy to get used to. Plus, you can take more classes.

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March 08, 2008
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August 30, 2007
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June 01, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
May 23, 2007
My son attended Flanagan for 4 years,graduated in 2004 and is currently attending Columbia University in N.Y. My daughter is currently a sophomore at Flanagan. Both of them have taken Honors and AP classes and have done very well. As far as getting a quality education .... your child will only get what your child puts in. Flanagan has no shortage of exceptionally bright and gifted students. The music program is SUPERIOR, the color guard team is rated 4th in the world and some of the best high school athletes in Florida attend Flanagan. Any school that says they have no discipline problems is lying. They ALL do at some point or another. Flanagan has handled their discipline problems about as well as any school possibly can. A co-worker of mine is transfering her daughter to Flanagan next year because of discipline and drug problems at her very expensive private school.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
Times have certainly changed! I'm as a parent of a daughter attending FHS feel very disappointed about the lack of discipline and action by the school officials. Hate to say that FHS is going down! My daughter a straight 'a' student will not be returning to FHS!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
A good school, deserves an A. Truly awesome and amazing, has diversity in classes and AP courses. Music program is excellent, best than any other high school in the area. Oppurtunities are offered that beat all of the other high schools. Should be a prep school, its block schedule gives you a taste of the pace that college will move at. Only school with an orchestra in south broward besides Dillard High School. If you go there you will not regret it. Everyone welcomes you in and there are clubs for every kind of person. not overcrowded, classes are not huge, but normal sized. Very good teachers, better tham the ones elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2006
Flanagan High is the best school in the state. Academics is number one. Wide variety of AP offerings, back to back Baseball State Champs, NJROTC State & National Champs, World Guard & top band program, athletics in the top 5 in the county. Great school to have gone to. Go Falcons

- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2006
Flanagan is a wonderful school in my eyes. They have access to some great technology as well as a myriad of extracurricular activities. Flanagan is home to over 40 clubs, organizations, and sports teams. The school is actually very clean,despite what you may have heard. I have found my teachers to be exceptional at what they do, as well as being kind and helpful. The band and colour guard programs are absolutely unbeatable. Their winter World Guard is ranked 5th in the entire world. Their marching band program is greatly supported by both the school and the wonderful PTSA, and is also one of the best. We recently acquired a great new band director, Steve Rivero (Hialeah High).

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2006
Attending this school was a wonderful experience. They have a wide variety of honours and AP classes to choose from, extensive extracurricular activities, and a great band program. Parents really like to be involved in their PTSA. When I attended, the school contained about 6,000 students, and I still had a pleasurable experience in my years there. Apparently, the number of students there has reduced to about 3,000, and they no longer need a split campus. They have many different 'academies' that can assist you in choosing a career path. In a nutshell, don't believe anything negative you hear about Flanagan.

- submitted by a former student
April 17, 2006
Diverse, Lots of clubs to choose from, Pathways to focus on, Great community

- submitted by a student
March 13, 2006
This school is very diverse and has good ap classes.

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March 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2006
This school is very diverse in its ethnicity, which is a good thing, but the school itself is really bad and it is very dirty.

- submitted by a former student
no rating November 19, 2005
Flanagan is not the greatest school in the world, but there are worse.

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October 30, 2005
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October 12, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 19, 2005
I love flanagan. My son last year he was on the wresting team and foot ball. It has the best sport and if your child gets involved than he be o.k. They have all kinds of clubs. The teacher are nice. They call you when your child is not in or late.

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July 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2005
The music department is fantastic. From having many outstanding music ensembles, to a world class color guard, it is an amazing family to be apart of.

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June 09, 2005
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May 26, 2005
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May 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
This school gives students to potential to really succeed. My child was a gifted and AP student at Flanagan and her needs were always met, almost certainly even pushed to the limit. Her teachers were top notch and my daughter really appreciated their help. She achieved top scores on her AP exams thanks to her teachers. My daughter was not involved in any athletics but almost certainly attended a lot of games and was an intricate part of the student government and student council. My only complaint would be a lack of overall parent involvement. Overall, the D rating does not give this school justice. In terms of AP programs and high level academics, I am very satisfied with the school, it helped my daughter get into a Top 50 University! As long as your child is academically ambitious, the materials are there for success.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2005
The school is of average quality in terms of academic programs. However, parents are not as involved as they should be. Many girls here get into plenty of fights on many occasions and not enough is done to stop it. Punishment for unruly behavior needs to be reinforced with suspensions and parents being more involved with their kids and showing them the right way to conduct themselves.

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April 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 31, 2005
My son graduated from Flanagan last year. I think it is a wonderful school. There is an education there for the kids that want one. Mr. Siflinger was one of the most brilliant teachers I have ever encountered. Yes, it's crowded, but let's not make excuses for our childrens lack of motivation. A lot of kids don't speak English, take ESOL in 9th grade and by 12th grade they are still not acclamated to learning in this country. Sorry, but I don't believe that calls are not returned. They are diligent about everything they do.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2004
I have two children who attended this school. I have removed one and will be removing the other next year. This school does not provided proper guidance for its students. When my oldest child was in 9th grade and began failing, I personally went to his guidance counselor for help. What I was told was ' I do not have time to help your child, I have to worry about my graduating Seniors' So this school does not care about you until it is too late. My student was in danger of not graduating this year and was pulled out and now is in a school in Martin County and is getting A's and B's. It's staff all around are wonderful and communicative.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2004
This school offeres many extra curricular activities and opportunities to persue certain interests. The school's coure selection is certainly wide ranged. And it's schedule allows students to earn surplus credits.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2004
I'm not a parent, but a meer student at Flanagan High School. I absolutely love my school and everything it encompasses! I am aware of the fact that many children have the problem of retaining what they learnt on a block schedule, but there are ways around that; for example I am taking Spanish this year and I didn't want to forget anything over the summer or miss out on the spring session. Therefore I took Spaish 1 and 2 so I can flow from one to the other (doubling up) as if it was one class. In life you can't please everyone and not everyone is going to happy with whatever system you place in the school. Therefore, I stand behind my teachers, prinipal and school leaders in whatever they do to improve my lovely school.

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2004
On the contrary... I am not a parent; however, I am a graduate c/o 99 I am very pleased with the education that I received, and the block scheduling had a lot to do with it. In my opinion, the curriculum prepared me for the vigorous years ahead of myself at the university level. I would take 4 classes in the fall and in the spring another set of classes. The way everything was set up is parallel to college life. I enjoyed my years at Flanagan and I do not regret a thing! As for the overpopulating problem I happen to know students that were from Dade County or other parts of Broward. They would use a relatives address' so that it would be possible to attend Flanagan. Not to mention West Pines is a newly developed area and when you build more homes, more families will move in, and where there are families, there are teens ready to attend the high school. Unfortunately the developers and the city of Pembroke Pines did not address the situation properly and the students had to suffer the consequences.

- submitted by a former student
January 28, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2004
My child failed the 9th grade, I blame her and the system. One child can not learn anything with 30 plus kids in a class room and only have 4 main courses per week. She had more days off than actually being in school, I wish I could work having as many days off like she did. Something needs to be done, the school system is horrible.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2003
Flanagan has the worst academic and arts perceptions. They believe that next year if they implement an all academic course for both semesters, that somehow, miraculously, the students will all pass the FCAT with greater scores than before. I do not agree with the school's decision to take away block scheduling and all arts class. What if someone was pursuing an arts career? The school would have no preparation in any courses to get accepted in a college that requires experience in a subject.

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2003
I didn't know schools this bad even existed. Every course my child took was a joke. Science class encompassed watching Jurassic Park and the Nutty Professor. English class encompassed watching the film version of classic literature instead of actually reading it. Teachers didn't teach. Counselors didn't help. Most of the staff were completely rude and unhelpful. Teachers would not come to the phone or show up for meetings. Grading is haphazard and arbitrary. Learning is nonexistent. I was horrified and rest assured my student did not return for a second year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2003
the school features 'block' scheduling with only 4 subjects a semester. For example if you have math or a foreign language in the sept-dec block you won't have it again until the following September. This is a poor system if you hope children will retain the information as a building block for the next level.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I have had two students go through Flanagan, the principal takes an active interest in the school, she can always be found out on campus amoung the population. Flanagan, faced with being one of the most over crowed schools in the United States did a wonderful job with what they had to work with. The population of our neighborhood grew 50% over a three year period without the addition of any new High Schools. The school had to be split into two different campuses miles apart from each other, yet, Dr. Shaulas (principal) and her staff did wonderful things with what they had to work with. They deserve an 'A' for effort and production. This year a new high school has opened in our district, this should enable Dr. Shaulas to be even more a part of her school only having to deal with one campus.

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Charles W Flanagan High School
12800 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028
(754) 323-0650
Last modified Charles W Flanagan High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Charles W Flanagan High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 73 reviews. Top