Blanche Ely High School
|Blanche Ely High School|
|1201 Northwest 6th Avenue
Pompano Beach, Florida, 33060-5318
|Motto||"Home of the Mighty Tigers" "Destination Excellence"|
|School district||Broward County Public Schools|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Color(s)||Orange and Green|
Blanche Ely High School is a high school located in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida. The school was formerly known as Pompano Negro Grammar School then Pompano Colored School. Originally, the school (and its rival school Attucks High School) served only the black residents of Broward County. Blanche Ely High School serves all cities in Broward County that are north of Sunrise Blvd.
The PRACTICAL NURSING Program at Blanche Ely High School is part of the Board County Practical Nursing Program. It is the only Practical Nursing Program in a comprehensive high school in the State of Florida. Students who qualify for this program, and successfully complete it, are awarded certificates of completion at the end of their senior year. They also qualify to take the Florida State Board of Nursing licensing exam (NCLEX) to become Licensed Practical Nurses.
In addition to completing the general education requirements for graduation, students are required to take specific prerequisites prior to acceptance into the program. Courses in the discipline of nursing are taken during the junior and senior years and include classroom, laboratory and nursing practicum in a variety of health care settings. Such as clinics, nursing homes & hospitals. Emphasis is placed on preparing students capable of safe, competent practice with provisions for progressive educational growth and upward mobility in nursing. Admission into the program is both limited access and competitive.
Their mascot is the Mighty Tiger. State championship include 2002, 2003 and 2006 in football, 1987, 2006, and 2012 in male basketball, and 2003 and 2007 in track and field. Many of the students who participate in the sports program go on to college on scholarships and then to the professional leagues.
The marching band is known as the Mighty Tiger Marching Band. The marching band participates in Friday night football games entertaining spectators and teams. The band has traveled to perform and compete at events to include the 73rd Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Florida Classic Battle of the Bands, and the Florida Bandmasters Association District 15 Evaluations. The school's jazz bands and concert bands have also successfully performed at state and national evaluations. It is now being run by marching band director Richard Beckford.
BETV was a daily newscast that featured anchors, reporters, and special segments that are broadcast throughout the school. The newscast won awards twice. BETV aired its final episode (Episode #1330) on 7 June 2010.
Blanche Ely High School provides a wide range of organizations students can get involved in. Whether its to help win scholarships or have a little fun after school. These organizations include: SIGMA, The Ladies of Intrigue, Adimu: Men of Excellence, Kiada: Ladies of Distinction, Gentlemen of Influence, French Club, Bandaids, Icon, ESA, and etc.
As of 2011, the total student enrollment was 2034. The ethnic makeup of the school was 81% Black, 10% White, 6% Hispanic, 1% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1% Multiracial, and 1% Native American or Native Alaskan.
|Patrick Peterson||professional football player|
|Walter McFadden||professional football player|
|Corey Simon||professional football player|
|Henri Crockett||professional football player|
|Tyrone Carter||professional football player|
|Jerome McDougle||professional football player|
|Zack Crockett||professional football player|
|Eddie Jones||professional basketball player|
|James Jones||professional football player|
|Joshua Moore||professional football player|
|Clint Session||professional football player|
|J.T. Thomas||2006||professional football player|
|Al Harris||professional football player|
- www.broward.k12.fl.us/elyhigh -- Official web site