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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
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lawton Chiles High School is a highly rated, public school located in Tallahassee, FL. It has 2,074 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
7200 Lawton Chiles Ln
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Telephone
(850) 488-1756

Lawton Chiles High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1250
344 responses
Average ACT
28
191 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,941
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$968
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Howl at the Moon
    13%
  • Spirit of the arts day
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Teacher planning days
    11%
  • The Musicals
    9%
  • Pep Rally
    8%
  • Maclay basketball games
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,074
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,739
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 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
$10,380/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Lawton Chiles High School Reviews

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Chiles has, as any school does, pros and cons. Academically, the school has fantastic access to resources and values high quality education for the students. A vast majority of the teachers are very involved with the kids' success and do a great job of working with them to be the best that they can be. The only downside is a certain category of students within the school, but, as with anything, there are bad eggs as well as good ones. Go Timberwolves!
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Lawton Chiles High School was a great school to graduate from even though I only attended my last two years of high school here. The students, faculty, and environment was welcoming. I particularly enjoyed the courses offered and sporting events with my friends. My parents couldn't have picked a better school in Tallahassee when we moved here. T-wolves forever!
The way the school is run is awful. The admin spend the school budget on golf carts so they can bully and harass kids. They'll yell at you just for walking 10ft from a building, they'll take your phone and send it to the front office if you have it out at the end of class, they've screamed at kids for not allowing them to go make up quizzes by walking in a hall, they blame parents for a kid acting up like they know how to raise a kid. They're so rigid with rules that they can't see the good in kids and just will laugh in your face for defending yourself, then give you an unnecessary detention of suspension. They also handled the flag debate last year when they created an environment ENCOURAGING violence from both sides. But of course they have great test scores right? Their art program is actually really superior! Basically, if you can afford private school then DON'T COME HERE, otherwise you're stuck zoned to this backwards, totalitarian school.