Lawton Chiles High School

360 reviews
  1. Leon County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
7200 Lawton Chiles Ln
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Telephone
(850) 488-1756

Lawton Chiles High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1240
145 responses
Average ACT
29
95 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
AP Enrollment
37%
AP Exam Pass Rate
46%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    15%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    76%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    9%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
  • Spirit of the arts day
    14%
  • Howl at the Moon
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Teacher planning days
    10%
  • The Musicals
    9%
  • Pep Rally
    9%
  • Talent Show
    9%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,942
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,537
Teachers in First/Second Year
22%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,195/ year
National
$11,890
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses

Reviews

360 reviews
  • Excellent
    58
  • Very Good
    167
  • Average
    119
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    2
Lawton Chiles High School has numerous opportunities for it's (almost) 2,000 students. There's a variety of varsity and junior varsity sports to participate in. In addition, there are many clubs to join such as National Honor Society, Anchor, Newspaper, and even a Garden Club! Most of the teachers are great, and there's at least one every year which truly impacts my life. What makes Chiles unique is the timber wolf (our mascot) statue in the center. Also, our school is spread out, consisting of many buildings. It's nice being able to walk outside when walking from class to class. Overall, I've had a great experience at Lawton Chiles High School.
  • High School Senior
  • Sep 13 2015
It's an academically successful school that offers many advanced classes. The teachers are friendly and interesting as well as competent. Campus safety, in terms of drugs, fights, bullying is quite low; I was never involved or even witnessed any drug use or noticeable bullying. The 4000 student population is rather small so it offers a closer and more intimate relationship between students and faculties. My experience has been, although not as good as the perfect picture one might paint, it has never been too terrible. Overall i enjoyed my time here in Lawton Chiles High School and I wouldn't mind sending my future kids here one day.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
Lawton Chiles overall is an amazing school that I am lucky to attend. The teachers are very intelligent and will help you in your needs. There is a wide category of clubs available, to fit any of your desires. Chile's has a vast amount of sports options. Though Chiles has a large library, I feel that it will need an expansion to fit the ever growing school. Compared to other public schools Chiles has great facilities. Overall, Chiles is a great school for academic success. Chile's offers a vast amount of classes, including AP. Chile's gives important to helping you get into a good college and provides you you many scholarship opportunities.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago