A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  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 nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
188 responses
Average ACT
28
115 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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Howl at the Moon
    14%
  • Spirit of the arts day
    14%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Teacher planning days
    10%
  • The Musicals
    10%
  • Talent Show
    9%
  • Pep Rally
    9%

Students

Diversity
B-
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%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
22%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,014/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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Lawton Chiles High School Reviews

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My high school experience was one to remember. We had pep rally's, fundraisers and spirit weeks! We were encouraged to persue our educational and career goals to the fullest. The faculty was outstanding. I'm very thankful for my four years with Lawton chiles.
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LC had a nice facility that felt safe. The culture was white, rich, and upper middle class, so very little diversity. A huge chasm separated the school's ratings from the quality of education.The admin cared only about school spirit, sports, and clubs.Unlike Leon, our principal never roamed the halls. My GC was not involved in my development. They were less concerned with the students' development than on school ratings and performance.They wanted to make sure students did well,but not that they learned the material.The only difference between my AP courses and regular courses was the amount of coursework. Most of it was graded for completion. I was underprepared for the AP tests. I passed all of them save one, but my success was purely self-driven. The classes were large and teachers did not invest in students. I was 21 in my class of 500, so I was not an embittered student who did not make an effort. Yet, aside from one class, I didn't learn how to think critically there.
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.