Lawton Chiles High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,011
Best High School in Florida
#13
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District LEON
Type Public
 Phone (850)488-1756
 Location 7200 LAWTON CHILES LN
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32312
Charter School No

Lawton Chiles High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 13th in the best public high schools in Florida.

Racial Demographics

The Lawton Chiles High School student body is mostly White with a small Black population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White78.5%1,578
Black9%181
Hispanic4.4%89
Asian Pacific5%100
Native American Indian0.4%9
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%1
Two or more races2.6%53

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 4.6%

7.9% 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, LAWTON CHILES HIGH SCHOOL students are largely wealthy and rank 21st in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman570
Sophomore512
Junior497
Senior432
Total2,011

Completions

Graduation Rate
97%
Rank in Florida
14th
Rating
10 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students97%
Florida Median86%
Percentile98%
White97%
Black90% or more*
Hispanic80% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged80% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
76%
Rank in Florida
27th
Rating
9 out of 10

Students at Lawton Chiles High School scored an average 76% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 6.6% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls73%79%
Boys77%77%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 89%*80% to 89%*
Black50% to 54%*55% to 59%*
Hispanic60% to 69%*70% to 79%*
Multiracial--
White77%80%
With Disabilites50% to 54%*35% to 39%*
Limited English50% or more*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1086

The average SAT score for Lawton Chiles High School students in 2014 was 1086.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
71%
Rank in Florida
95th
Rating
7 out of 10

655 out of 929 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (71%). College admission testing participation is well above the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 22% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
36%
AP Pass Rank in Florida
20th
AP Pass Rate Rating
9 out of 10

Lawton Chiles High School offers 25 AP courses. 36 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 84% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Lawton Chiles High School had 376 taking AP exams with a 176 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the Florida state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 47% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 36% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 18%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 31%
AP Courses Offered 25

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.2%2
Girls0%0
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 Students0.2%4
Boys0.4%4
Girls0%0
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.7%33
Boys3%29
Girls0.4%4

Location

Lawton Chiles High School
7200 LAWTON CHILES LN
TALLAHASSEE, FL
32312
(850)488-1756

10 out of 10 1

District

LEON
TALLAHASSEE, FL