368 reviews
  1. Leon County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
7200 Lawton Chiles Ln
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Telephone
(850) 488-1756

Lawton Chiles High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1240
165 responses
Average ACT
29
103 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Spirit of the arts day
    14%
  • Howl at the Moon
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Teacher planning days
    10%
  • The Musicals
    9%
  • Talent Show
    9%
  • Pep Rally
    9%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,011
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,537
Teachers in First/Second Year
22%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,195/ year
National
$11,890
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses

Lawton Chiles High School Reviews

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Lawton Chiles High School has numerous opportunities for it's (almost) 2,000 students. There's a variety of varsity and junior varsity sports to participate in. In addition, there are many clubs to join such as National Honor Society, Anchor, Newspaper, and even a Garden Club! Most of the teachers are great, and there's at least one every year which truly impacts my life. What makes Chiles unique is the timber wolf (our mascot) statue in the center. Also, our school is spread out, consisting of many buildings. It's nice being able to walk outside when walking from class to class. Overall, I've had a great experience at Lawton Chiles High School.
As a senior I have learned to love Chiles because they push you to challenge yourself with academics causing you to be prepared with the difficulties of college, they also have quite a bit of diversity and clubs so finding a group of friends to last you all four years is not hard, and finally they have great student and faculty managed events such as relay for life and the talent show that anyone can attend. One factor that is important to not only me but others as well is safety. Safety at Chiles is superior to the other schools because we participate in drills and protocol that helps each student and faculty understand the procedure if anything were to happen. Overall, Lawton Chiles High School is a beneficial school for anyone attending high school for the first time or transferring from another.
It's an academically successful school that offers many advanced classes. The teachers are friendly and interesting as well as competent. Campus safety, in terms of drugs, fights, bullying is quite low; I was never involved or even witnessed any drug use or noticeable bullying. The 4000 student population is rather small so it offers a closer and more intimate relationship between students and faculties. My experience has been, although not as good as the perfect picture one might paint, it has never been too terrible. Overall i enjoyed my time here in Lawton Chiles High School and I wouldn't mind sending my future kids here one day.