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  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 3,878 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Dr. Phillips High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1150
1,018 responses
Average ACT
25
227 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$48,511
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,139
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,800
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.120 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.120 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 481 responses
  • Spirit week
    19%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Senior walk out
    14%
  • 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
3,878
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.137 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.137 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.137 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,477
Teachers in First/Second Year
17%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.169 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.169 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.169 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
$11,800/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.120 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.120 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.120 responses
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The teachers I had were excellent and very kind and attentive. They pushed me to succeed. They wanted the best for me and be the best I can be. The school had a large range of classes and resources. I had many options when it came to clubs and activities. I met a lot of other students from many different backgrounds and lifestyles. The campus was very large and wide like a small community college. They offer a large amount of sports for many different kinds of people. They have football, soccer, baseball, bowling, swimming, golf, and many more!
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Great school! Most teachers are good at what they do, others not so much. However, that is common is all schools. It all depends on who you hang around and that determines your stay at DPHS. My 4 years were great, hard but great. The students are nice and will help you, just ask. Get to know others and join as many clubs as possible, like you would at any school. You’ll be busy and that is good as a students. Teaches discipline and you will not be introduce to any bad influences. This school is 4,000 students deep so, its all in your choice to pick the right friends, to do your work, and influence others. And if you do not like the teacher CHANGE ON TIME! DO NOT WAIT 🙂. I was in the dance magnet and it is awesome knowing the help you can get, especially because people are similar to you and you have things in common with you. The VPA is a family. Take chances and use all your resources.
Truly an excellent school. All of my teachers have (and continue to) place the well-being and learning experiences of their students first. Most standard-level courses have Honors-level alternatives, and many Advanced Placement courses are offered by the school. With many clubs (over 25 during the 2020-21 school-year, despite the pandemic), a highly-active student council, multiple honor societies, numerous (successful) sports teams, etc., every student encounters a myriad of opportunities for engaging more with their school and - as a result - improving their high school experience as a whole. Two challenging, vibrant magnet programs and a variety of other specialized programs (ranging from a biomedical program, introductory engineering courses, a business academy, agricultural/animal-care experiences, etc.) allow students to pursue personal interests before entering the workforce or progressing to post-secondary education.