Lawton Chiles High School in Northeast Leon Township, FL - Niche

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Lawton Chiles High School is a public school in Northeast Leon Township, Florida. It has 1,942 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 80% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 304 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

7200 Lawton Chiles Ln
Tallahassee, FL 32312
(850) 488-1756

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3.7 from 304 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school offers several higher level classes along with acceptable teachers and facilities. The administration could be improved a lot.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Lawton Chiles High School is a great school that offers great programs for students. They are willing to help each individual succeed in their academic goals.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Your time at Chiles High School, like most high schools, can be as great as you make it. First things first, remember NINTH GRADE is the grade colleges start looking at you don't slack off. Join clubs your freshman year; if they don't have one that you like, start your own. Take AP's but don't overload yourself. Try for a leadership position or 2. Join in activities: Dances, pep-rallies, sport games. HAVE FUN
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school is good, but be warned that the kids can be trashy, they often are more annoying than homework.

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Lincoln High School 9 mi. 2,082
3.66 Leon High School 9 mi. 1,993
2.66 Amos P. Godby High School 10 mi. 1,179
2.66 James Rickards High School 12 mi. 1,243
4.00 Florida State University School 13 mi. 1,690

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Lawton Chiles High School United States Amos P. Godby High School Florida State University School James Rickards High School Leon High School Lincoln High School
White 79.0% 51.0% 18.0% 49.0% 10.0% 59.0% 55.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 70.0% 29.0% 78.0% 31.0% 32.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 0% 2.0% 5.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 6.0% 14.0% 2.0% 4.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.2%
Grade 10 23.8%
Grade 11 27.1%
Grade 12 20.9%

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 40 responses

  • 90% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 26% The teachers.
  • 26% Friends you make
  • 23% The variety of clubs
  • 20% The Fine Arts Are Amazing!!!!
  • 2% Variety of courses, clubs, and outside activities
  • 2% Very comforting environment
  • 2% Teachers who respect and treat you like an adult

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 25% Kids can be disrespectful
  • 20% Hallways are crowded between classes
  • 13% The attendance policy is confusing
  • 13% Too much pressure in the AP programs
  • 13% If not on the "college track" you get left behind
  • 8% There are some really bad teachers
  • 5% The spanish teachers are very bad and often mean
  • 3% Cafeteria food

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 37% Better overall education
  • 22% It pressures kids into taking too manyAP courses
  • 19% It has a great campus and learning environment
  • 15% The school focuses more on sports and AP classes
  • 7% Very good fine arts programs

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 31% You will only enjoy it if you want to
  • 17% Academics
  • 14% Hard work and self management
  • 14% Interesting
  • 10% Diverse
  • 7% Good school trashy kids
  • 3% School
  • 3% Fun!!

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 54% Don't stress yourself out by taking all AP
  • 15% Dont listen when they say you must take all AP
  • 8% Take no more than 3 APs
  • 8% Take a few AP's if able, join clubs and a sport
  • 4% Ap program is good, but don't do ap social studies
  • 4% Take lots of AP's, join many clubs,sports, etc.
  • 4% Make your school experience what you want it to be
  • 4% Join a club and dont worry about taking AP classes

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.