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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
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Deerfield Beach High School is a public school located in Deerfield Beach, FL. It has 2,442 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
910 SW 15th St
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Telephone
(754) 322-0650

Deerfield Beach High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1090
416 responses
Average ACT
23
193 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,106
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,177
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.54 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.54 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
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  • Pep rally's,
    24%
  • Spirt week
    20%
  • Football games
    20%
  • Any Deerfield vs. Blanche Ely game
    11%
  • Senior Pranks
    8%
  • Homecoming Week
    4%
  • Multicultural Show
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,442
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.65 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.65 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.65 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,915
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.82 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.82 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.82 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,551/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.88 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.88 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.88 responses
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Deerfield Beach High School Reviews

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I like the feeling of inclusion the school gives the students. At Deerfield, there is something for everyone and everyone is encouraged to join a club or team and get involved in some way. There are over fifty clubs and we also have a magnet program called the Communication Broadcasting Arts program for students involved in anything involving communications and digital design. The school has top-rated sports programs, so students have the option to either play an exciting sport and to watch an exciting game with friends. The only thing that I would recommend to be changed is the physical look of the facility itself.
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Not a safe area. The only thing going for them is the IB program, and even that is starting to decline as there are fewer qualified instructors capable of handling the rigorous course load. The music program is severely underfunded and acts as the sacrificial lamb for the sports program (particularly football and basketball who get most of the money). The science department is lacking , however the math department is excellent and so is the foreign language and English language department. History isn't bad either. The campus is very dirty and the students are overall rude and mean on occasion. College guidance is poor even though they seem great at face value, they often offer limited help and just say their talking points. No personal engagement. Some teachers are excellent, others are just in it for the no-effort paycheck. Theater department is also great but they don't get much support from administration or the student body.
I absolutely love being a student at Deerfield Beach High School because of its many programs for students like Hosa, IB and CBA program. One change that I as a student would like to see is a lesser security. Security is great and it helps students feel safe and keeps us safe, but after the Stoneman Douglas shooting, it impacted our security. There are some hallways that as students we cannot pass through and we have to go on the other side of the school. The gates are locked even for after school activities. I honestly understand that they care about the students and they are taking precautions to help us stay safe, and I absolutely appreciate it but I would suggest taking the security measure a bit slower.