Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, FL - Niche

Niche Grade
  • Grades
    PK, 9-12
  • Students
  • Type
    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    785 3.8
  • Ranking

Dr. Phillips High School is a public magnet school in Orlando, Florida. It has 3,490 students in grades PK and 9-12. According to state standards, 63% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 785 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

6500 Turkey Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 355-3200

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 785 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are numerous clubs and organizations to fulfill any extracurricular activity need of each student. Even if students cannot find a club/organization to identify with, they simply can come up with a new one and present it to administration. These clubs and organizations are included in every school event, so students will always be involved. Majority of the academic clubs require certain things to be apart of the club, like having an acceptable GPA, community service hours, etc. So if you are in a club/organization, its really a benefit.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Honestly, Dr. Phillips has to be the best school in the nation. We have so many diverse students here and you learn so much. It's always good to have diverse learning communities, because you have a chance to learn way more. There's so many clubs and programs to join, different arts, and most importantly excellent learning environment. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else, simply because this school has so much more to offer than any other school I know.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Teachers are very productive and helpful to the students here at Dr. Phillips. They are both hands on and have very unique projected teaching styles as well. All of my teachers I've had previously see the greater in each student, and will do whatever it takes to see each student succeed.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: everyone is caring, great school
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: multiple clubs and activities to choose from what you are interested in

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Universal Education Center Public, Alternative
3.33 Dr. Phillips Elementary School Public
3.00 Southwest Middle School Public
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2.66 Tangelo Park Elementary School Public
Holy Family Catholic School Private, Religious
3.00 Chain of Lakes Middle School Public
2.66 Millennia Elementary School Public
3.33 Windy Ridge School Public
3.66 Olympia High School Public
2.33 Shingle Creek Elementary School Public
3.00 Bay Meadows Elementary School Public
Edgewood Children's Ranch Private, Religious
2.33 Sadler Elementary School Public
2.33 Eagles Nest Elementary School Public
3.00 Metrowest Elementary School Public
2.33 Westridge Middle School Public
The New Academy Private
3.33 Sand Lake Elementary School Public
2.66 El Bethel Christian Academy Private, Religious
Orange Youth Academy Public, Alternative, All-Boys
Iglesia El Calvario (IEC) Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.66 The First Academy Private, Religious
Sunshine High Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative
3.00 Gotha Middle School Public
Premier Academy Private
The Academy of Ability Private, Special Education
2.00 Carver Middle School Public, Magnet
2.66 Oak Hill Elementary School Public
2.33 Eccleston Elementary School Public
Alpha Learning Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Palmetto Elementary School Public
2.33 Orlo Vista Elementary School Public
Orlando Torah Academy Private, Religious
Pathways Private School Private
3.66 The Crenshaw School Private
3.33 Windermere Elementary School Public
2.66 William Frangus Elementary School Public
3.33 Pine Castle Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Thornebrooke Elementary School Public
Muslim Academy of Greater Orlando Private, Religious
Montessori World School Private, Montessori
2.33 Washington Shores Elementary School Public
Hope Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Catalina Elementary School Public
2.00 Memorial Middle School Public, Magnet
Rjb Christian School Private, Religious
St. John Vianney Elementary School Private, Religious
4.00 Heritage Preparatory School Private, Religious
3.00 Central Florida Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Sunset Park Elementary School Public
Chancery High School Public, Charter, Alternative
3.66 South Orlando Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Freedom Middle School Public
Peaceforce Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Ivey Lane Elementary School Public
Life Skills Center of Orlando Public, Charter, Alternative
2.00 Pinecrest Creek Charter School Public, Charter
Victory Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 West Oaks Elementary School Public
Kids Community College Charter School Public, Charter
Montessori School of Orlando Private, Montessori
St. Andrew Catholic School Private, Religious
3.66 Freedom High School Public
4.00 Central Florida Preparatory School Private
2.66 Waterbridge Elementary School Public
2.33 Robinswood Middle School Public, Magnet
Saints Academy Private, Religious
Mt. Sinai Junior Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Pine Hills Elementary School Public
Elite Preparatory Academy Private
Florida Mall Education Center Public, Alternative
2.66 Oak Ridge High School Public, Magnet
3.66 Windemere Preparatory School Private
2.33 Pineloch Elementary School Public
2.66 Orange Center Elementary School Public
3.33 Lake Whitney Elementary School Public
2.33 Hiawassee Elementary School Public
Magnolia School Public
2.66 Winegard Elementary School Public
3.00 Westbrooke Elementary School Public
2.33 Lancaster Elementary School Public
2.33 Jones High School Public, Magnet
2.33 Judson B. Walker Middle School Public
2.66 Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center Public
2.33 Mollie Ray Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.00 Agape Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.00 John Young Elementary School Public
Regency Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Rock Lake Elementary School Public
3.00 Citrus Elementary School Public
2.66 UCP of Central Florida - Pine Hills Campus Public, Charter
2.00 Innovations Middle Charter School Public, Charter, Alternative
UCP Transitional Learning Academy Charter School Public, Charter
UCP Transitional Learning Academy High Charter School Public, Charter
3.00 UCP of Central Florida - Downtown Orlando/Holloway Campus Public, Charter
Victory Prep Christian Academy Private, Religious
Acceleration Academy West Public, Alternative
Harvest Baptist Christian Academy Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Olympia High School 2 mi. 2,959
3.66 Freedom High School 6 mi. 3,231
2.66 Oak Ridge High School 6 mi. 2,360
2.00 Evans High School 8 mi. 2,579
3.33 West Orange High School 7 mi. 3,749

Around Dr. Phillips High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 53%
Male 46%

Student Diversity

Dr. Phillips High School United States Evans High School Freedom High School Oak Ridge High School Olympia High School West Orange High School
White 32.0% 51.0% 2.0% 26.0% 7.0% 39.0% 51.0%
African American 31.0% 15.0% 84.0% 14.0% 49.0% 27.0% 15.0%
Hispanic 25.0% 25.0% 9.0% 49.0% 39.0% 21.0% 23.0%
Asian 7.0% 4.8% 1.0% 7.0% 2.0% 8.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


PreK 0.2%
Grade 9 25.5%
Grade 10 24.9%
Grade 11 26.6%
Grade 12 22.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 116 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 83 responses

  • 20% Diversity in people, clubs, everything
  • 19% It's wide range of class options
  • 18% Always winning at sports
  • 11% Friendly atmposphere
  • 7% Diversity in people
  • 6% Visual Performing Arts Magnets
  • 6% Campus
  • 4% Everything
  • 3% Theatre magnet
  • 3% Center of International Studies Magnet
  • 2% Chorus program
  • 1% The ESOL program
  • 0% Caring Teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 72 responses

  • 26% Switching campusues
  • 19% Now it's the construction, done it will be great!
  • 14% The bathrooms
  • 12% Stitching campuses, construction, and bathrooms.
  • 12% Some students' disrespect for faculty/campus
  • 6% Dress code
  • 5% Mostly the bathrooms
  • 4% Food
  • 2% Administration

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 82 responses

  • 38% Diversy, sports, academic excellence, and the arts
  • 28% I think it's diversity is it's greatest strength
  • 23% Diversity, sports and academic excellence.
  • 11% Diversity, Programs and Sports

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 100 responses

  • 45% Never Less Than The Best
  • 44% Panther Pride
  • 6% Never Less Than 40%
  • 4% Just less than the best
  • 1% Everyone is created equal

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 72 responses

  • 46% Lots of walking, challenges and opportunity.
  • 29% Be prepared for a lot of walking
  • 15% Offers plenty of new opportunity and chances
  • 8% Be ready for the academic challenges
  • 1% Focus on time management skills

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 96 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.