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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  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, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
6500 TURKEY LAKE RD
ORLANDO, FL 32819
Telephone
(407) 355-3200

Dr. Phillips High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1150
780 responses
Average ACT
24
184 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
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
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.108 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.108 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 433 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    18%
  • 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.125 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.125 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.125 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,125
Teachers in First/Second Year
17%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.157 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.157 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.157 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
$10,561/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.108 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.108 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.108 responses
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Dr. Phillips High School Reviews

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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!
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What I like most about Dr. Phillips High School is that there are so many organizations and activities to get involved in and are many ways to meet new people and create long-lasting friendships. Not only this, but Dr. Phillips High School is home to one of the best athletics in the state, specifically the Dr. Phillips High School Panthers football team had just won states this past year!
Minus the vandalized facilities and the occasional poor administrative choice, Dr. Phillips is pretty well-rounded. Most of the teachers are relatively good at what they teach and are very supportive if you put in some effort. This is especially true for the more rigorous curriculum of AP, as well as all sports and fine arts courses. We have a counselor dedicated solely to our college and career readiness, which took away much of the uncertainty I had about my future. The south campus is very nice (minus certain facilities), and the north campus is more decent than before. The school also takes many measures to ensure student and staff safety. Overall, I had a very good experience at DPHS.