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

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    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    345 3.7
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Lawton Chiles High School is a public coed 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 345 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 345 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: The academics could be better as I've mentioned before in this survey. Better teachers and more motivated students are the key.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The school doesn't even have a registered nurse that I know of. Whenever I'm sick the lady there seems uninterested and is pretty much ready for you to leave so she can get back to doing absolutely nothing.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The combination between having a good teacher and a nice classroom situation are what makes this school great. When accommodations for students are not made and students are forced to be with a teacher that doesn't care this school becomes hard to attend. Also when the people are not as nice as they first were and are becoming more disrespectful towards adults as the years go by this school becomes less of a school and more of a daycare for whinny teachers and students who don't respect each other. I wish this school would focus less on AP classes and paying teachers who are never in attendance and focus more on the needs of the student body as a whole not just the ones who can talk their way into what they want from administrators.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: What makes this school great would have to be the teachers who actually do care. I was lucky enough to build relationships with a few teachers throughout my years attending and I can say that I would not have survived at this school without them. These are the select teachers that are willing to stay after school and help with any questions you may have. Also they are the teachers that applaud when you're doing well and push you when you're not at your best. They truly make me love this school despite all of the bad things.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: For the most part, teachers at this school are hit or miss. Most of my teachers have been proficient, but that is partly due to the fact that I take higher level courses. For the students that are only taking regular classes the teachers are mediocre at best. I often hear and witness students completely taking control of the classroom as the teacher stands aside without a care. And when social issues are brought up and outrageously rude comments are thrown, most of the teaching staff turns their head and attempt to make the issue seem harmless when that is not the case. Also when it comes to teaching style there's a difference rom teacher to teacher even when the course material is all the same and that is across the board. If you are stuck with a teacher who is not willing to be flexible with you as a student the usual reaction from administration is "oh well".

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

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 Florida Amos P. Godby High School Florida State University School James Rickards High School Leon High School Lincoln High School
White 79.0% 51.0% 40.9% 18.0% 49.0% 10.0% 59.0% 55.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 22.9% 70.0% 29.0% 78.0% 31.0% 32.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 2.6% 0% 2.0% 5.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 30.0% 6.0% 14.0% 2.0% 4.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.2% 2.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 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 50 responses

  • 86% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 23% Friends you make
  • 19% The teachers.
  • 19% The variety of clubs
  • 18% The Fine Arts Are Amazing!!!!
  • 7% WolfCenter Studios
  • 4% Teachers who respect and treat you like an adult
  • 4% Variety of courses, clubs, and outside activities
  • 2% School Garden
  • 1% Variety of sports
  • 1% Safety
  • 1% Very comforting environment

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

  • 25% Kids can be disrespectful
  • 20% Hallways are crowded between classes
  • 13% If not on the "college track" you get left behind
  • 13% The attendance policy is confusing
  • 13% Too much pressure in the AP programs
  • 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 36 responses

  • 31% Better overall education
  • 22% It pressures kids into taking too manyAP courses
  • 19% The school focuses more on sports and AP classes
  • 17% It has a great campus and learning environment
  • 8% Very good fine arts programs
  • 3% Really cared about grades

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 29% You will only enjoy it if you want to
  • 18% Academics
  • 11% Hard work and self management
  • 11% Interesting
  • 8% Diverse
  • 8% School
  • 5% Good school trashy kids
  • 5% Fun!!
  • 3% Good school need to be stricter on dress code
  • 3% Good depending on the year

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 a few AP's if able, join clubs and a sport
  • 8% Take no more than 3 APs
  • 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 29 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.