Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL - Niche

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is a public school in Parkland, Florida. It has 3,038 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 78% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 407 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5901 Pine Island Rd
Parkland, FL 33076
(754) 322-2150

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3.5 from 407 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The AP program is overly emphasized. This caused people who should not have been in such classes to push themselves. Also this forced instructors to slow down for those who couldn't keep up with the material. Also there seemed to be a separation between those taking several AP courses and the rest of the school. Cell phones were rampant in classrooms (but that's the case everywhere). Overall, the school is in a downward spiral and has been for years.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school has received a lot of accolades over the years. They are well recognized at marching band competitions and football. Building a relationship with teachers is almost non existent. Now that I am in my senior year and am approaching teachers for recommendations, they are not available or too busy. There is a serious lack of communciation on the teacher's part due to their work load. Sports clubs is extremely competitive to get into and not very well organized. These are some of the things that could possibly change for new students.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I am just a communter so I dont really get around. Its easy. Just the boca traffic gets pilled up quick. 95 is always bumper to bumper, and the turnpike takes you all the way west.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The counsellors have been helpful.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My favorite experiences was homecoming week. Each day was a different theme and at the end of the week, the school put on a pep rally for the students. It was a lot of fun! The school itself was a great school, it did have some annoying rules. But it was rated an A school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Coral Springs Charter School 3 mi. 1,644
3.00 Coral Glades High School 3 mi. 2,416
3.00 Coral Springs High School 4 mi. 2,532
3.33 West Boca Raton High School 4 mi. 2,071
3.00 J.P. Taravella High School 5 mi. 3,060

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School United States Coral Glades High School Coral Springs Charter School Coral Springs High School J.P. Taravella High School West Boca Raton High School
White 60.0% 51.0% 33.0% 50.0% 26.0% 36.0% 58.0%
Hispanic 19.0% 25.0% 29.0% 30.0% 26.0% 30.0% 25.0%
African American 10.0% 15.0% 29.0% 12.0% 38.0% 26.0% 9.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 3.0% 3.0% 5.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.0%
Grade 10 26.1%
Grade 11 23.6%
Grade 12 24.3%

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 45 responses

  • 49% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 22% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 24% Lunchtime get togethers
  • 23% All my friends
  • 22% Last day of school
  • 19% The nice teachers
  • 6% Anything out of the ordinary
  • 4% Leaving
  • 1% Club choices
  • 1% Marching Band

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 24% The dirty bathrooms
  • 19% The cocky kids that go here.
  • 15% Waking up so early
  • 14% The cold classrooms
  • 8% The 90 hour rule
  • 7% The not-so-nice Guidance Counselors
  • 6% The drugs
  • 2% Cheating
  • 1% Fire drills
  • 1% Poor administration
  • 1% Teachers are poorly supplied
  • 1% Teachers are too busy to help seniors

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 35 responses

  • 43% We are academ. compet.! Lots of very smart kids
  • 20% Variety of clubs, sports, and academics
  • 17% The cars in the parking lot
  • 11% Our Varsity football team isn't as good as others
  • 3% Competitive all around
  • 3% We are not as racially diverse
  • 3% The marching band is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  • 61% Pretty big
  • 13% Busy
  • 13% Diverse and big
  • 8% Average high school
  • 3% Horrible
  • 3% Declining

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 39% Go to the freshman orientation to get help and FAQ
  • 17% School comes first them games
  • 14% Ask high school friends to learn about the school
  • 14% A lot of opportunities to meet new people
  • 8% It gives you a lot of opportunity to learn.
  • 6% Use your morals
  • 3% Check all your options before you commit to someth

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 35 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 6% I hate everything about this school.