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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Leon High School is a highly rated, public school located in Tallahassee, FL. It has 2,081 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
550 E Tennessee St
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Telephone
(850) 488-1971

Leon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
251 responses
Average ACT
25
165 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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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
$42,418
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$957
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,100
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
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  • Pep Rallys
    17%
  • PAWS
    14%
  • Spirit weeks (before homecoming or prom)
    13%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Singing around the Lion before a football game
    13%
  • Rocktoberfest
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,081
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
95%
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
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,739
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
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
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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Leon has the most diverse student body in the city of Tallahassee and offers clubs/activities that suit an impressive range of people. There are very few "cliques" at Leon, and the majority of students are supportive and welcoming to each other. There is a rich history of performing arts, and the faculty and staff (for the most part) are respectful of students' involvement in band, chorus, orchestra, steel drums, and theater. Overall, my four years at Leon helped me grow as a student and a musician and I would highly recommend the school to anyone!
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Leon is a very unique school, a lot of history involved. In fact my mother graduated from there! I transferred to Leon as a Junior and left another local public high school where I was not happy. It was a hard decision but one I will never regret. Immediately I was welcomed into Leon and made numerous new friends in that first week. The students are friendly and it feels like one big family. I am enjoying my classes and feel challenged in my course work. The teachers are fair and really offer solid material in a manner that encourages learning but also builds leadership. I play varsity volleyball and love to be a part of this wonderful team. I spend a lot of time at Leon. I also participate in an organization called Lions United where we work with special needs students and I have a real passion for this area. I am meeting very unique and special students who are thrilled to be able to interact with the regular students at Leon.
Leon is AM A ZING in all aspects. The academics and (most) of the teachers are great, it's and "A" school for a reason. Leon also has plenty of clubs and organizations no matter what you're interested in, trust me, you'll find a club. Also the school spirit at Leon is impeccable. The volleyball and soccer teams usually bring out the biggest crowds though. Overall, Leon is filled with tons of pride and school spirit and anyone would be lucky to call it home!