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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Dr. Phillips High School is a highly rated, public school located in Orlando, FL. It has 3,689 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Dr. Phillips High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1150
884 responses
Average ACT
25
208 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$45,436
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,091
National
$949
Median Home Value
$196,900
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.114 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.114 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 462 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    19%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Senior walk out
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Theatre shows
    9%
  • Relay4Life
    7%
  • Film Fest
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,689
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.131 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.131 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.131 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,910
Teachers in First/Second Year
17%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.163 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.163 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.163 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
$10,771/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.114 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.114 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.114 responses
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Doctor Phillips is a good school. However for someone that's not too involved and is just really going with the flow except for a few exceptions its a bit lackluster. They shove AP classes down our throats, the admin can be rude and dismissive about complaints, and communication throughout the school is comparable to a game of telephone. However, the magnet programs and our extracurriculars (i.e. band, football, etc.) are amazing and the reason I came here in the first place. Its been a pretty average "high school experience" but I've had an enjoyable time overall.

P.S.
There are some really AWESOME teachers here that REALLy care about students and make all the bad days better!
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I enjoyed my time in DP. Lots of extra-curriculars. They have amazing teachers as well as some very mediocre ones. One thing that concerns me about the school is that sometimes it seems like they care more about their sports reputation than actual academics. Status quo, higher class kids get called to meet with their counselor, more resources for college etc while lower income kids fall between the cracks and many teachers and administrators witness it without doing anything about it. The School is very diverse, and they offer many electives for all kinds of interest. You will see rich ladies teaching part time because they were bored being housewifes or former engineers teaching math,while they're great at math, the problem is that oftentimes they don't know how to TEACH the subject. I recommend them hiring more people who went to school to TEACH, because given how great the facilities were I did have some very mediocre teachers while I was there. Great school spirit, go Panthers!
DPHS is a very big school with many students (4,000 or so). The school offers many interesting classes and programs for all fields of study, including athletics, visual and performing arts, sciences and more. The Visual and Performing Arts magnet program is top-notch, providing students with ways to enhance and showcase their talents and passions. The school itself struggles, including inadequate instruction, overcrowding of classrooms, irrelevant/ineffective curriculum, etc. However, there are certain teachers at DP who strive for excellence in their classrooms, and it shows. The school itself isn't all run down and dirty. There are just target areas that need much attention. The head leadership at DP do the best that they can every year to make the school a great place for education, yet they fall captive to the restrictions and general tyranny of the OCPS school board that doesn't understand the individualized and specific needs of each high school.