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 340 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 340 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: This school has so many clubs, there is one for every personality.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love Chiles and would recommend it to everyone. I have had amazing experiences there. The academics part of the school is great, and so is the athletic department. I made many life long friends, and learned many life long lessons.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers are great. They genuinely care about the students and listen to what they have to say. The teachers make themselves available outside of school in the mornings before school and/or in the evenings after school. They incorporate technology into their lessons. They often relate what they are teaching to the "real world". They are very knowledgeable and most have good communication skills. I have loved and learned from all my teachers I have had at my school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The are some iffy teachers, but the overall qualities of the teachers are great.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I really like the clubs offered at my school.

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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 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 49 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 2% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 23% Friends you make
  • 20% The teachers.
  • 20% The variety of clubs
  • 18% The Fine Arts Are Amazing!!!!
  • 7% WolfCenter Studios
  • 3% Variety of courses, clubs, and outside activities
  • 3% Teachers who respect and treat you like an adult
  • 2% School Garden
  • 1% Very comforting environment
  • 1% Variety of sports
  • 1% Safety

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 35 responses

  • 31% Better overall education
  • 23% It pressures kids into taking too manyAP courses
  • 17% It has a great campus and learning environment
  • 17% The school focuses more on sports and AP classes
  • 9% Very good fine arts programs
  • 3% Really cared about grades

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 30% You will only enjoy it if you want to
  • 19% 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

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 28 responses

  • 18% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% 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.