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  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Broward County Public Schools is a public school district located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It has 269,098 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
600 SE 3rd Ave Fl 10
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone
(754) 321-0000

Broward County Public Schools Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1120
12,568 responses
Average ACT
23
5,995 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
269,098
Free or Reduced Lunch
60.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,915
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,370,326,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,551/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Broward County Public Schools Reviews

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As a current senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, I really enjoy the school. When there are problems, the administration handles them very well. When it comes to teachers, I have no negative remarks. They make the classroom experience enjoyable. They are very helpful and willing with their work. I appreciate that I have learned so much during all four of my high school years. Another positive is the large selection of clubs and activities to be involved in at the school. The sports are also great, but I hope for a better boy's tennis team. As a varsity tennis player, the coach could be better. The players basically lead the team. Our tennis team has great potential if we have a better coach who puts more effort. In general terms, Marjory Stoneman Douglas is an amazing public school!
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Broward county has some of the best teachers in the world. Beyond the ability to guide you through each lesson, they are understanding and will be willing to help you if you fall back on an assignment or too. Dealing with many AP classes, this is a great help. The buildings are constructed with organized beauty and begins to feel like home right away. Overall, I would rate Broward county schools as one of the best in the nation!
The Broward County school system is a perplexing one. The county and it students are an extremely diverse group, yet all behave and interact with each other in a similar manner. Naturally, you have your good and bad eggs, but so does everybody else. However, the administration and safety is an entirely different deal.

Broward schools have overqualified and underpaid staff. The ignorant, and often patronizing, school board seldom attempts to allocate funds to pay teachers more and often awards it to useless programs or overpaid board members. On top of it, the administration has seriously mishandled the tragic situation surrounding the recent Stoneman Douglass shooting. While they have allocated more money to security, they also have wasted time with disliked (and frankly stupid) ideas such as clear backpacks.

In summary: the schools are good for the most part, the teachers range from average to outstanding, the area is diverse, the kids are OK, and the whole system is mismanaged.