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9-12
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Port St. Lucie, FL
Students enrolled: 1,635
 

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1201 Jaguar Lane
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

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August 23, 2015
<|(READ THIS)|> The teachers do horrible job at supporting and teaching the students. The School as a whole is more focus on a harsh unfair dress code than educating the students. It's not what the students are wearing that's the problem, it's actually very distracting by taking the students out of class sending them to office, taking them away from their learning time. The teachers have to understand that every job does not always require a strict dress code such as photographers, software engineers, writers, fashion designers, publicist. The school thinks that making the dress code more stricter is going to stop the bomb threats they've been getting recently but it's not. Maybe if they were more involved with the children and the parents that are apart of the school community and stop being effortless and lazy, re-evaluate their teachers, make the learning environment fun and intriguing and, get involved with there students more then maybe the school will raise up to excellent expectations, but that's just my opinion. Port St.Lucie Highschool in general is the WORST school in this Port St. Lucie district. It's been rated an F school for quite awhile now. The school itself has poor math scores due to poor math teachers who spend more time focusing on if there students are wearing a "button up collar shirt" or "a turtle neck" in 90 degree Florida weather . The school has been on the news several time and lock downs because of many bomb threats. There's many officers roaming the halls. There's a lot of drug exchange at this. A teacher/coach was also arrested there for fornicating with one of the students that attend the school. The school doesn't really have windows so exactly looks like an old prison. For all those concerned parents looking for a good school for their child this school is not for you. I highly recommend moving out of this district into Martin county that's where the best schools are if you can't move away from this district try your best to enroll your child into Treasure Coast High they're a decent school.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
August 23, 2015
They're very ineffective and they're lazy and boring. Just look at the schools test scores it will explain the teachers ineffective and lack of eagerness to teach which shows through the students

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Not enough
August 23, 2015
The teachers don't care about education they really don't. They care more about what you have on regardless of what's in your mind.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
August 23, 2015
You can ask anyone in the port st Lucie about Port St.Lucie high and they will tell you it's a horrible school don't let your kids go there

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 23, 2015
The teachers are very unfair and not helpful. They do more of the bullying and the public humiliation then the students. I have no problem with the dress code every school has a dress code. the main problem and concern with st.lucie high is that the dress code is so strict and it gets in the way of the learning. The teaching gets worse each year and the dress code gets more harsh and unreasonable. They think having a harsh dress code is going to solve all there problems but as you can see it hasn't. The only thing is doing is promoting sexism, false lies about the real world and students don't have a right to imdiviuality and expressing yourself. We're still the worse school and it's really pathetic. don't let your kids go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
August 23, 2015
<|(READ THIS)|> The teachers do horrible job at supporting and teaching the students. The School as a whole is more focus on a harsh unfair dress code than educating the students. It's not what the students are wearing that's the problem, it's actually very distracting by taking the students out of class sending them to office, taking them away from their learning time. The teachers have to understand that every job does not always require a strict dress code such as photographers, software engineers, writers, fashion designers, publicist. The school thinks that making the dress code more stricter is going to stop the bomb threats they've been getting recently but it's not. Maybe if they were more involved with the children and the parents that are apart of the school community and stop being effortless and lazy, re-evaluate their teachers, make the learning environment fun and intriguing and, get involved with there students more then maybe the school will raise up to excellent expectations, but that's just my opinion. Port St.Lucie Highschool in general is the WORST school in this Port St. Lucie district. It's been rated an F school for quite awhile now. The school itself has poor math scores due to poor math teachers who spend more time focusing on if there students are wearing a "button up collar shirt" or "a turtle neck" in 90 degree Florida weather . The school has been on the news several time and lock downs because of many bomb threats. There's many officers roaming the halls. There's a lot of drug exchange at this. A teacher/coach was also arrested there for fornicating with one of the students that attend the school. The school doesn't really have windows so exactly looks like an old prison. For all those concerned parents looking for a good school for their child this school is not for you. I highly recommend moving out of this district into Martin county that's where the best schools are if you can't move away from this district try your best to enroll your child into Treasure Coast High they're a decent school.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2014
I am a current student at psl high. I can honestly say that psl was the WORST school I've ever been to. Reasons.... The teachers don't seem to care about the students , the bathrooms are disgusting, the lunches aren't always great , their is no security on campus and our level of protection is extremely low. Have of the students at this school cannot pass the fcat, I don't see teachers giving all the help the can. I am a new student here and I will be a senior 2014-2025 . I came from down south hoping to attend a better school. Psl does not qualify with my intentions at all. I will NOT be graduating from psl instead I will travel back down south to graduate from my previous school.

- submitted by a student

August 05, 2014
I believe this is a good school. the JROTC program is wonderful. This program has kept my son from becoming involved with the wrong crowd. I am grateful to all the staff who run this.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2012
I think the school has just escalated into a bunch of people who no longer care. The students don't want to learn and the teachers don't want to teach. Both students and teachers do the minimal effort necessary. There are the select few teachers and student who try, but besides that the school has no hope. We're rated as one of the lowest schools and no body is trying to do anything about it. That's why it won't change and no one will be satisfied.

- submitted by a student

March 15, 2012
It's pathetic they call me at work cause my sons not wearing a belt. I mean really. Dean said it's the dress code, I said Ive seen kids dress in mix match outfits logos girls shorts boys underwear showing and he said it's like getting a speeding ticket if u get caught then u do. Well mr. Dean walk around ur school open ur eyes

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2011
This school is ok. Pretty much all the teachers only care about dress code. PSLHS has the most strict dress code system in st.Lucie county! Other than that, a lot of teachers have bad attitudes and and they learn from you more than we learn from them. This needs to be changed! It is always really hot in the class rooms and there are almost no windows! It looks like a prison! 1/4 teachers are nice and 3/10 teachers actually teach us something!

- submitted by a student

August 11, 2011
It's not THAT bad but it's not exactly good. It needs to be completely knocked down and rebuilt. There is not even one window in the whole school. What if there was a fire? How would we all get out, when we have fire drills the hallway is so packed that you can't even move. It is INFESTED with millipedes and it is absolutely disgusting! The students aren't that nice and there is one teacher that falls asleep during class. The dress code is ridiculous! The bad kids wear whatever they want and don't get in trouble but the good kids have to go along with the dress code because they don't want to chance getting in trouble. So, pretty much, the good kids have a HORRIBLE dress code! Whereas, the bad kids, wear whatever they want, whenever they want. This school needs some major changes!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 23, 2009
3/4 of the reviews below are extremely biased. I transferred here from LPA becasue LPA has a miserable atmosphere for students due to the almost cocky nature of the students. At PSLHS its more comfortable and diverse. There are almost no gangs at this school at all. The olny 'gangs' we have are fakes and compose of the most pathetic of the pathetic kids. Teachers vary when it comes to dress code but honestly a dress code is not a big deal at all so quit your whining. the real world has a dress code too. the school itself is decent. it is always always up to the student him/herself to do well.

- submitted by a student

September 27, 2009
Eh, it's alright I guess. I think they take the dress code more seriously than the students actually showing up to school. I don't understand why it's so important. Some teachers care, but not enough to make a difference for those who don't care of don't act like they care.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 16, 2009
i believe pslhs is the best ... except for the dress code and certain teachers have bad attitudes, but i believe we should get a new school and knock it down. and to all these parents below port st lucie is a good school just dont tolerate foolishness. well we should have more athletic help and support but we dont thats one thing that i hate the most

- submitted by a student

May 11, 2009
It is just not really that good of a school. My daughter hates it. She wants to go to Centennial or Treasure Coast but we're not in the right 'zone' and Centennial has even more strict of a dresscode than PSLHS. The highschool punishes all of the students for the acts of a few unruly students. The school looks like a military and it's not a friendly environment. Basically, all of the exceptional kids go to Lincoln Park Academy, all of the decent kids go to Treasure Coast, most of the okay/decent kids go to Centennial, and Port St. Lucie Highschool is where everyone else goes. It's the catch all school. Coming from Marathon, FL., this school is unacceptable.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2008
My daughter has attended pslh for 3 years.i do see some flaws in the school as with any school you will find if you look for them. my daughter has had her share of good & bad teachers and she mentions to me about gangs thank god she stays away from the gangs which are in every school there band is great and the ese dept is always willing to help ive found if you want something done by administration you need to nag but i have yet to find a school i didnt have to nag to get something done these teachers certainly arent there for the money they care but they have rules to follow and bosses to answer to so cut them a break ive met many that go over and beyond the call of duty when necessary.my daughter loves it there

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2008
I am a current student at PSLHS. There are very few teachers that care here, and those that do don't make up for the rest. All the administration cares about is dress code this, and dress code that. Instead of focusing on our shirt tails being out, they should be care more about our education and our futures. After all, our futures aren't looking as bright and cheerful as they said they would be.

- submitted by a student

November 06, 2007
The worst school they are more worried about the way we dress and look then our education. Some staff are completly out of there mind when it comes to dress code and also bug you for the most ridiculous things, this is why i give the school a poor rating. I have been at psl high for 2 years and already extremly dislike this school.

- submitted by a student

October 10, 2007
good school alota kids but its mad fun

- submitted by a student

September 20, 2007
I have been attending PSLHS for almost 4 years I'm about to graduate this year and while the school has some down falls it seems like many people are focusing on the negative.I believe that the school does need some changes but that it isn't anyones fault other then the state of Florida! They are the one that made the FCAT!The teachers are forced to teach a stupid test to the kids otherwise the school gets no funding from the state.Not all the teachers are great but their are many that have shaped my life considerably! So don't blame the teachers for the curriculum! its the state that deserves the blame and the governor to go along with it!Not the low paid teachers that help me day to day to ensure I graduate.The state is to blame!

- submitted by a student

August 15, 2007
I ve taught here 3 years and my daughter is a student. I m proud to work with our excellent teachers and administrators. We do care! We work under atrocious conditions; many years in the making. Despite deplorable lack of respect for our work, a filthy building needing repair and countless students who, sadly, lack communal manners and academic rigor; our staff puts themselves on-the-line everyday to move toward a solution. We smile to bring sunshine into our building. We struggle to keep standards high. It s a balancing act. There are just too many fronts that need change. Our schools need help at every level. Please do not judge PSLH(students and staff). The situation is not our making. We care and work hard, long hours. Please, instead, think of some small or large thing(s) you can do to help. Our children need us all working together to rise above. Right here in Port St. Lucie

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2007
I recently graduated from pslhs and am now starting college (coommunity) and honestly feel that this school has not prepared me for college in any way, shape, or form! Some teachers try, but the students dont care what so ever. It is more like a day care rather that an learning institute. I would not reccommend this school to anyone looking for a worthy education. The staff cares more about dress code over anything else. The guidence office is very rude and unwilling to help out....I give creidt for the teachers that did try, but the majority just are there to get paid and babysit. Sadly, an 07' graduate from PSL

- submitted by a student

January 14, 2007
I taught at PSL High for 3 1/2 years in a curriculum designed to help students pass the FCAT. I did not agree with how the curriculum was set up or how students were placed in it. I cared and I tried very hard, but I felt that the administration was interested in not making waves. As a parent, I would not send my children to that school.

- submitted by a teacher

March 10, 2006
This school and its administration are horrible. The ESE department, the art department and the gym are deplorable. The school facility itself looks like it's 30 years behind the times. The teachers are overworked and underpaid & underappreciated by teh administration.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2006
The new administration is amazing, and it is overall a good school if your child wants to try.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2005
The academic program is marginal at best. Music and sports are available, but the students rarely participate because they do not have school spirit. Parents rarely attend functions and are rude and inconsiderate when they do attend. Getting help from a guidance counselor is like pulling teeth. The other schools in the district are just as awful.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2005
We moved to PSL 2 years ago. While we are happy with our child's acedemic performance, we can not say the same about the administration. The guidence dept. is far from helpful, in fact they are rude. The more we try to get involved at school level, the more roadblocks we run in to. The teaching staff is fine and I beleive they try their best. But it is like pulling teeth to get information or help from administrators.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2005
I think that it is an okay school.

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2004
This school is not something I would recommend for a grade 'a' student. This school has disorderly conduct.

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2004
My son has been in PSLHS for three years, and he has been frustrated with the school systems, and teachers/principal/dean don't care for the children best interests. He told me millions of time that the teachers/principal are a poor quality of their systems. My son kept telling them to move on as he was so motivated in class but the teachers kept ignored him. See how my son felt and he gave up with his grades due to the school teachers lack of their encouragements. I would not put my daughter to this school due to the poor quality to our children.. It is very disgusting. Counselors are not enough to help the children also..

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 22, 2004
I PLAN ON MOVING TO PORT ST LUCIE FROM NY,BUT AM DIGUSTED AT WHAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT ST.LUCIE HIGH.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2004
My daughter has been at Port St. Lucie High School for 3 years. This experience has been unbelievable, the education system is undesirable. The students are in control of the classrooms and little is taught during a class period. The guidance office staff is rude to the students and they do not offer help to students or parents. I have been treated rudely by the guidance staff. The students are not expected to achieve and many of the teachers have the expectation that all children can't learn.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
This school for me and my child is horrible. Coming from New York this has been the worst and most apalling experience. The administration cares more about dress code then the education. The students are very rude, nasty, and crazy just like the staff. There are few teachers and students who care about their grades and all those are among the honor students. A little advice don't enroll your children here it is ran like a circus, rather than a school.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
I think this school needs a serious wake up call. I have a child currently attending Port St. Lucie High School, she states 'the classrooms are like a jungle', most of the teacher's do not care what goes on and that's sad - very sad. I've never seen such lack of discipline and respect in my life. Not only do the students have bad attitudes but so do the teachers! Thank God she'll be graduating soon. We moved into this area with the intention St. Lucie county had a very good school system, but come to find out that everything my child is learning she already was taught 2 years prior. This school needs a review, better teachers and more teaching of discipline and respect and to stop bussing other towns into this zone.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2004
I have had 2 children attend Port Saint Lucie High. My youngest is in his 3rd year at this school. There is little respect between the students and as a parent walking through the halls, it's appalling to listen to the language and see the things that go on right in front of the adults. It's also sad that St Lucie County Schools have chosen a 'choice' school system which translates into bussing our children to schools far away. FCAT scores are more important than educating the children properly from the beginning.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2003
I have one daughter who graduated from PSL high, and one in her freshman year this year. My eldest has gone on to UCF, but I give her past high school more credit since she only attended PSL for 11/2 yrs. She didn't like the lask of respect that students had for each other, as well as for the supervision there. She didn't feel that it was a good learning environment.My youngest feels the same way. I believe we came from a better school district to a lesser one. We are currently in the process of leaving this area so it will be a different school for us, take it for what it's worth.

- submitted by a parent

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Port St. Lucie High School
1201 Jaguar Lane, Port St. Lucie, FL  34952
(772) 337-6770
Last modified Port St. Lucie High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Port St. Lucie High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top