514 reviews
  1. Broward County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
5901 Pine Island Rd
Parkland, FL 33076
Telephone
(754) 322-2150

Marjory Stoneman Douglas 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
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1220
333 responses
Average ACT
27
159 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 191 responses
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Graduation
    14%
  • The Peprallies
    12%
  • Last week of school celebrations
    10%
  • Football games
    7%
  • Only one pep rally a year though...
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,972
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,686
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.85 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.85 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.85 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,109/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.93 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.93 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.93 responses

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Reviews

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Lots of diverse of students. There is a lot of students here which sometimes feels stuffy around when going through hallways or during lunchtime in cafeteria or courtyard. There are many good teachers for honors and advanced placement classes but not so much on regular and below regular classes. Many good food in the cafeteria. Many staff people to help you out when you need help. It's hard to see your own guidance counselor which is why they tell you to make appointment and to not walk-in. They taught us how to register for voting, sign up for Bright Futures and FASFA which many schools don't do that! Overall, I think this is a good school because they provided us a lot of information to be prepare for college, and if we need help for personal issues, and good education.
I really enjoy learning the curriculum they have in place and the campus is great! However, I am dissatisfied with most of the teachers because of their lack of interest in the students and helping them succeed. I feel the administration isn't making a substantial effort into eliminating the teachers who are doing a poor job.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas offers students rigorous courses and the potential for college credits through various AP courses. In general, the AP teachers are well qualified however many of the lower level teachers are not successful in intriguing or teaching students. Many sports that may be successful but do not bring in revenue are neglected in favor of the sports teams that might not do well but bring in revenue. There are too few guidance counselors for them to be of any use. Students are in general misinformed about college applications and scholarship opportunities. The school is diverse and safe but lacks school spirit and pride.