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Charles W Flanagan High School

Public | 9-12 | 2913 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted July 1, 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


Posted April 3, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 1, 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


Posted September 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 27, 2010

Overall Flanagan is a good school. I have had two children go through Flanagan and a third still attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


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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.

677 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

663 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

657 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

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.

747 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 64% in 2013.

628 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

735 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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
Hispanic 42%
Black 30%
White 20%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 94%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 47%53%61%
Master's degree 49%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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12800 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Phone: (754) 323-0650

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