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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Dillard High School is a public school located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It has 2,296 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.
Address
2501 NW 11th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Telephone
(754) 322-0800

Dillard High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
990
247 responses
Average ACT
19
170 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$51,648
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,135
National
$949
Median Home Value
$273,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 155 responses
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  • Pep Rallies
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Field trips
    19%
  • Marching band performances at halftime
    10%
  • Football Games
    6%
  • College fairs
    6%
  • Field Day
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,296
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,915
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
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
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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The administration are very involved in regards to college readiness. The guidance counselors present college information to many classrooms every year and the BRACE Advisor continuously makes sure every senior has applied to at least 5 college and has applied for federal aid or scholarships. However, the school has the tendency to schedule things in-accordance to what teachers have already plan and I wish they would change that. For instance the school will plan a school-wide test retake or meeting around the time teachers are helping the students review for the upcoming mid-terms. Plus, whenever students (and I have experienced this and have been told by many that this is the case) call the office to excuse an absent, a majority of the time no one answers. I personally do not anyone who calls in anymore, they usually just wait until they come back to school to have it excused it directly.
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Dillard High School offers students a magnitude of different experiences and opportunities, especially when dealing with special magnet programs such as that of the performing arts. Opportunities are plenty and the academics are great, the only issue is that of guidance and administration. Although Dillard offers students plenty of opportunities, it lacks in showing its students what steps they should take to be on the right path for college. Regardless, being at Dillard has become the greatest four years of my life so far, as nothing can compare to the ample memories I have created that would not have been made possible anywhere else.
Dillard high school opened the doors to a more interactive community. There are various clubs, after-school programs, and activities for interests of all kinds. Having a wider campus can be an advantage; there are more classrooms, and there is a special building for the Performing Arts department. There is a mixing room with a recording studio, and they also have a robotics team. ROTC students are dedicated, and the Panthers Marching Band is a force to be reckoned with, accompanied by the DC dancers, majorettes, and flag girls. Dillard is a great school that encourages it's students to be creative, intuitive, and active.