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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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).
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.
Diverse, Lots of clubs to choose from, Pathways to focus on, Great community
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.
Flanagan is not the greatest school in the world, but there are worse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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