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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Stranahan High School is a public school located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It has 1,401 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

Stranahan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1010
306 responses
Average ACT
20
186 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$27,995
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$997
National
$949
Median Home Value
$221,084
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
52%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
48%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 182 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Pep rally
    23%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Patio Performances
    12%
  • Sport events
    10%
  • Talent/Poetry Shows
    10%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,401
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,226
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.85 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.85 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.85 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,619/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.97 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.97 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.97 responses
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I love Stranahan High School. The educational system here provides many different options for the students to choose from according to their interests. The school has 3 magnet programs: Medical, Science and Pre-Engineering, and UTAP ( Teacher Academy ), as well as a business program known as the Cube. New magnet programs and electives are coming to the school next year. The school also offers a lot of advanced placement classes and some dual enrollment classes on campus for all students equally! This school also has a lot of extracurricular activities. For example, it has an engineering club known as SECME. SECME members participate in many competitions such as robotics competitions, TRAC bridge competitions, competitions for generators, water rockets, and mouse trap cars, and most importantly, Regatta ( boat building and racing ). Stranahan is not like any other school since it is not just a school, it's a home for all of the students who decide to join the family! Go Dragons!
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I am a proud upcoming senior and a currently homeless, yet hard-working student at Stranahan High School. The teachers have helped me build my confidence and given that extra push to be not only academically successful, but a leader. This past year, I've been accepted into their National Honors society, elected Junior Class President, re-elected Senior Class President & and a mentor of their Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders organization by being recognized for my diligence and hard-work inside and outside of school. However, I couldn't have done it without the wonderful and passionate teachers and guidance counselors who have never hesitated to make sure that I'm on track. Living 30 minutes away from my school to take the bus at 6:00 A.M, I can honestly say that being enrolled in the medical magnet program has made it definitely worth it; as a student who aspires to have a career in the medical field, it has aided me in deciding whether my dream of being a nurse is right for me!
During my 4 years of high school at Stranahan, I have seen both good and bad things. Good being the acceptance among students to the diverse backgrounds and cultures of everyone. However, there are also many things that Stranahan could improve on. Students often complain about the poor facilities open to them. The quality of work done on bathrooms and classrooms should be evaluated to ensure students are not exposed to health risks which are often a cause of unsanitary conditions. Furthermore, staff should be reevaluated. Many teachers and administrative staff does not work for the benefit of the school. It is often the reason for poor and inefficient practices. Although I am grateful for having the chance to receive an education, there are many ways in which Stranahan can become a better school and ensure future students do not experience the same issues current students are facing.