Charles W. Flanagan High School

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Charles W. Flanagan High School
12800 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028
School type Public
Established 1996
Principal Mrs. Michelle Kefford
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 3,168[1]
Color(s) Black, White and Hunter Green
School District Broward County Public Schools
Administrative District Area South Area[2]
Innovation Zone Flanagan[3]

Named after former mayor Charles W. Flanagan, Charles W. Flanagan High School opened its doors in 1996 as the first public high school in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Flanagan High School is located near Broward County's C.B. Smith Park and the Walter C. Young Middle School and Resource Center.

Flanagan’s enrollment is now just over 3000. The school used to operate on a block schedule with four periods in a day, each period being about 90 minutes long. As of the 2012-2013 school year, Flanagan High School will drop this schedule and pick up a more cost-effective schedule provided by the Broward County School Board. Flanagan High School was featured as a "Top 1000 high schools in the nation" by Newsweek based on statistics such as Advanced Placement enrollment.[citation needed]

Flanagan has an FCAT school grade of "'A" for the 2011-2012 academic year.[4]

Events and Awards[edit]

Color Guard wins World Championships[edit]

Flanagan High School’s World Guard was named the 2008 and 2012 WGI Scholastic World Champions after competing at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio and beating all other competitors in their division. In 2008 they performed their show "Post Secret" based on the community mail art project, PostSecret, earning a score of 96.9. They became the first color guard in Florida to be crowned champions in the Scholastic World Class. In 2012, they again earned the Scholastic World Championship title with their show "Project Innocence", derived from the Innocence Project, earning a 95.5. That year they also became the first ever Scholastic World Guard to take home the Fans’ Favorite Award in Dayton, Ohio at the 2012 WGI World Championships. [5]
In 2009 and 2011 the Flanagan World Guard received the Bronze Medal at World Championships. Most recently, the Flanagan World Guard earned the Silver Medal in 2013.

The Flanagan World Guard has also won the South Florida Winter Guard Association World Class Championship every year since their promotion to World Class in 2003

Wind Orchestra wins Grand National Champions[edit]

The Flanagan High School Wind Orchestra competed at the Grand National Adjudicators Invitational, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Grand National Adjudicators Invitational is one of the most prestigious Concert Band and Orchestra Festivals presented in America today. The Flanagan Wind Orchestra was awarded the highest honor of Grand Champion, and was recognized with the “Honor Award” for exceptional achievement as a superior performance group. Flanagan also received the “Judge’s Award” in recognition of Outstanding Woodwinds and Percussion in Concert Performance. The group was under the direction of Stephen K. Rivero and Edmund Maina. This was the ensemble's first year attending the Grand NAI. The Flanagan Wind Orchestra had previously won the 2009 National Adjudicator's Invitational in Washington, DC.

National Champion NJROTC Unit[edit]

Flanagan High School is the 2007 national champion of the NJROTC National Academic, Athletic and Drill Championships.[6] The Flanagan NJROTC Competition Team defeated the 10-time national champion Flour Bluff High School from Corpus Christi, Texas.[7] The Flanagan NJROTC Unit has been a distinguished unit from 2001 through 2013. In 2010, LCDR James Stauffer became the Senior Naval Science Instructor of the unit and lead alongside Naval Science Instructor Senior Chief Petty Officer Wayne Smith. In 2012, The Flanagan High School NJROTC Competition Team won the NJROTC National Championship, defeating local rival and defending national champion Boca Raton Community High School from Boca Raton, Florida.[8] Then in 2013, the Flanagan High School NJROTC Competition team achieved a back to back championship when it again won the NJROTC National Championship in the U.S. Navy's first ever virtual national championship competition.[9] Flanagan High School NJROTC is the first unit in NJROTC Area 7 to ever win a back to back national championship. Currently, Flanagan High School NJROTC is working towards a "three-peat" national championship.

Baseball Team[edit]

State Champions: (2005, 2006, 2010)[10]

Track and Field Team[edit]

Flanagan's team placed 2nd among all of Broward County Schools.

4A State meet State CHAMPION 4x100 relay: (Corey Jones, Demetris Ates, Jermy Smith, Jean Pierre) Time: 40.57

Notable Flanagan All-State Runners: Jean Pierre: 4th 300 hurdles 37.70

Daniel Thomas: 5th 300 hurdles 38.48

Jermy Smith: 4th 100m 10.81

Girls 4x800m relay: 6th place SCHOOL RECORD 9:37.97 (Immaculate Morno, Danielle Chambers, Sydney Harris, Sapphire Daniel)


At the start of the 2011-2012 school year, the total student enrollment was 3,164. The ethnic makeup of the school was 19.8% White, 26.3% Black, 45.7% Hispanic, 4.92% Asian or Pacific Islander, 0.41% Native American, and 2.68% Multiracial.[11]

Notable alumni[edit]

Career Academies[edit]

  • Engineering / Physical Sciences & Technology
  • Business / Management / Entrepreneurship
  • Public / Human Services
  • Medical / Biological Sciences
  • Arts / Communications

Technology courses are limited, only offering basic computer skills courses. There are no plans to introduce any AP Computer Programming courses, as opposed to other high schools in the county. The school features a guidance office where students can map out their high school classes and speak with counselors.


  1. ^ Broward County Public Schools. "Enrollment Count for CHARLES W. FLANAGAN". Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  2. ^ Broward County Public Schools. "Innovation Zones". Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  3. ^ Broward County Public Schools. "Innovation Zones". Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  4. ^ FCAT School Grades - High
  5. ^ Flanagan High School World Guard. "Flanagan World Wins World Championship". Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  6. ^ Navy League of the United States, Navy JROTC. "2007 NJROTC Nationals Overall Event Score Totals". Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  7. ^ Flanagan High School NJROTC. "Flanagan NJROTC wins NJROTC National Championship". Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
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  10. ^ "FHSAA Championship Record Books". fhsaa. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Twentieth Day Enrollment Report - September 21, 2010

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Coordinates: 26°01′14″N 80°19′21″W / 26.0205°N 80.3224°W / 26.0205; -80.3224