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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Broward County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It has 271,956 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Broward County Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1130
17,845 responses
Average ACT
23
7,206 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
271,956
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,226
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,370,326,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,619/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$78,909
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,051
National
$949
Median Home Value
$380,296
National
$184,700

Broward County Public Schools Reviews

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I loved the friends I made through my years here. It made me to a better person through the independence I learned but i could have asked for better education. Teachers want the “ easy way out” as well as the guidance counselors. I’ve met very few administrators who genuinely care. It took all the way to my senior year to have a teacher truly teach, Chase pepper. Mental health is unimportant, until it’s too late. I just have seen a lot of things go unnoticed and students voices been minimized so much that it’s disappointing. I notice that they really do think students are “just students” when kids really do have bright ideas and there voices do deserve to be heard. But in Broward country you really make kids fend for themselves from a young age, I guess it builds character though!
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Broward County has some of the best schools that a student can ever wish to have. Even though it may not seem like much from the outside, when one actually goes to some of the good schools, you immediately start liking the atmosphere. Another great thing about some of the public schools, like Millennium Collegiate Academy, is that it helps you make the best of your time in middle school and high school by offering many extra courses and different that helps you in your college career, and schools like the one mentioned above, actually reduce the time you spend in high school to get your degrees. The food could be better though. Even still definitely one of the best!
A thing that I like about broward county is how great competition is with other school. Everyone wants to be the best, whether it’s academics, sports or even music. Moving into the broward county system was the best decision I’ve ever made. A thing I would change about our schools is the security. I feel like somebody could easily sneak on to campus and cause harm. We don’t get checked for our ID’s when we come into the school. But overall, broward county is a great place to have an education!