Fort Lauderdale High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,128
Best High School in Florida
#69
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District BROWARD
Type Public
 Phone (754)322-1100
 Location 1600 NE 4TH AVE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33305
Charter School No

Fort Lauderdale High School has an academic rating well above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 69th in the best public high schools in Florida.

Racial Demographics

The Fort Lauderdale High School student body is mainly Black with a sizeable White population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White25.5%542
Black54.3%1,156
Hispanic15.7%335
Asian Pacific1.6%33
Native American Indian0.3%7
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races2.6%55

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Lower 29.1%

58.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida high school median of 46.3%. By this measure, FORT LAUDERDALE HIGH SCHOOL students are largely lower-middle income and rank 336th in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman578
Sophomore543
Junior546
Senior461
Total2,128

Completions

Graduation Rate
94%
Rank in Florida
63rd
Rating
8 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students94%
Florida Median86%
Percentile87%
White95% or more*
Black90% to 94%*
Hispanic95% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% to 94%*
Limited English Proficiency70% to 79%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
62%
Rank in Florida
91st
Rating
8 out of 10

Students at Fort Lauderdale High School scored an average 62% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 20.1% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls58%70%
Boys58%58%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*60% to 79%*
Black45%51%
Hispanic65% to 69%*70% to 74%*
Multiracial--
White79%85% to 89%*
With Disabilites45% to 49%*25% to 29%*
Limited English30% to 34%*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
998

The average SAT score for Fort Lauderdale High School students in 2014 was 998.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
56%
Rank in Florida
242nd
Rating
4 out of 10

568 out of 1,007 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (56%). College admission testing participation is about equal to the Florida median rate of 57% and in the bottom 47% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
37%
AP Pass Rank in Florida
173rd
AP Pass Rate Rating
5 out of 10

Fort Lauderdale High School offers 18 AP courses. 37 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Fort Lauderdale High School had 527 taking AP exams with a 121 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 53% percentile and about equal to the Florida state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 23% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 37% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 30%
AP Courses Offered 18

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate32%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate34%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate30%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1.1%23
Boys0.7%7
Girls1.4%16
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students12.8%265
Boys14.5%136
Girls11.3%129
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.7%36
Boys1.9%18
Girls1.9%18

Location

Fort Lauderdale High School
1600 NE 4TH AVE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
33305
(754)322-1100

9 out of 10 1

District

BROWARD
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL