Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

503 reviews
  1. Broward County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
5901 Pine Island Rd
Parkland, FL 33076
Telephone
(754) 322-2150

Marjory Stoneman Douglas 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
1220
315 responses
Average ACT
27
147 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
AP Enrollment
42%
AP Exam Pass Rate
42%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    38%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    51%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    11%
  • 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
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 191 responses
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Graduation
    14%
  • The Peprallies
    12%
  • Last week of school celebrations
    10%
  • Football games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Only one pep rally a year though...
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,038
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,686
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.85 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.85 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.85 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,109/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.93 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.93 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.93 responses

Reviews

503 reviews
  • Excellent
    51
  • Very Good
    214
  • Average
    204
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    4
I was new in 11th grade so I have another school to compare this one to. The bathrooms are not clean at all. Most are located outside without a door so it's very hot and humid and stinks very badly. I shouldn't have to dread going to use the restroom. I am also very unhappy with the dress code. At my old school, there was not a strict dress code. I went to a great school--very similar to Stoneman Douglas academically--and the dress code was nowhere near this strict. At Stonaman Douglas we are not allowed to wear shirts where shoulders are exposed. Shorts have to go down to the knees. No hats are allowed. I think this should be changed. It gets very hot in Florida. Tank tops at least should be allowed. Implementing these strict regulations prevent students from showing their personal style. It inhibits self expression.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago
I have never been one to like high school, but my experience at MSD has been great. I consider myself to be an introvert, so coming to MSD was a shock because there are literally thousands of students! The school is huge and a bit intimidating at first, if one is used to a place that is smaller and not as competitive. In general, students there are nice and like to have fun, but (at least in my classes- honors and AP) are also smart and serious about doing well in school. What I really like about this school is the wide variety of classes and extra-curricular activities it offers; it makes it easier and more enjoyable for a student to explore his or her interests and try new things. While attending MSD, I joined an art club where I, being shy, stepped out of my comfort zone by sharing my artwork and meeting new people. Something else I really appreciated was- it may sound strange, but- the layout of the buildings and the plentiful plant life around them; this school is very pretty, and there are many outdoor spaces to work/study at. If I had to go to a high school all over again (as awful as that would be), I would choose Stoneman Douglas.
  • High School Senior
  • Mar 19 2015
In my honest opinion, the best extracurricular opportunities come from the clubs and organizations that are not sought out by the academically competitive. The highest level of commitment and dedication from the band programs, the art clubs, and even dance crews, with the honor societies being trudged through as a forced commitment of sorts. However, despite this, a large amount of activities are completed and these honor societies still hold esteem, supporting my rating of great.
  • High School Senior
  • 8 months ago