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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Fort Lauderdale High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It has 2,007 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Fort Lauderdale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1140
686 responses
Average ACT
23
213 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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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-
Median Household Income
$46,324
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,220
National
$949
Median Home Value
$404,583
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
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.75 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.75 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 268 responses
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  • Spirit week
    22%
  • Pep Rally
    19%
  • Step Shows
    17%
  • College Tours
    11%
  • Football
    9%
  • Track and Field
    7%
  • All of the above
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,007
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.87 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.87 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.87 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,226
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.106 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.106 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.106 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
$9,619/ 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
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.108 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.108 responses
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I love how accepting everyone is at Fort Lauderdale. As a freshmen, I was so scared that people would think I was weird or that it would be difficult to make friends, but students, administrators, and teachers we’re all so welcoming and helpful. Now that I’m a senior, I hope to be as helpful to incoming students and let them know how amazing FLHS is. My high school experience has been great thanks to Fort Lauderdale. I’ve never had so many friends! I’m captain of the varsity volleyball team, a National Honor Society member. I’ve really come out of my shell and become a whole new person that I absolutely love.
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I am currently a sophomore student at Fort Lauderdale High School and I absolutely love being there. The teachers focus on preparing their students for each and every upcoming test, creating an after school study session for those who are struggling, and also provide extra credit opportunities to their students. Fort Lauderdale definitely prepares their students for college, providing AICE and AP classes for all students along with offering dual enrollment with Broward College. The students at Fort Lauderdale have so much pride in their school and support their sports teams in every possible way, whether it be attending football games, congratulating members of different teams on their achievements, and cheering them on at each pep rally encouraging a family-like base in the school environment. Overall the Fort Lauderdale is a great school with even better teachers and I am so grateful to have an opportunity to be apart of the Flying L family.
I got accepted into Fort Lauderdale’s Cambridge Program. Which allows for early access to AICE and AP classes. And passing 7 of those class types end of year exam with the bare minimum score, and E, grants a diploma. And this grants you Brightfutures funding for many instate school.
An addition to having many resources and great programs, it is also a very charming. Newly painted bathroom stalls made by clubs to add some livelihood. In the hallways, their walls also present us with past students and phrase we stick with for the school.
And the many clubs here give back to the community, bring out the volunteer in us, and even fund some money to the school back