Deerfield Beach High School

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Deerfield Beach High School
Deerfield Beach High School logo.png
910 Buck Pride Way
Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33441
United States
School type Public, Magnet
Established 1970
School district Broward County Public Schools
Principal Jon Marlow[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,409[2]
Color(s)      Scarlet

Deerfield Beach High School (DBHS) is a public high school in Deerfield Beach, Florida. It is part of Broward School District and has an enrollment of approximately 2,409.

Deerfield Beach High School is nationally ranked for its academic achievements throughout the years. Most notably, the school features the IB Middle Years Programme or Pre-IB, which is a prerequisite for the International Baccalaureate program that offers college-level academics to many of Broward County's most talented students in 11th and 12th grade.[3] In a typical year, Deerfield's International Baccalaureate graduates matriculate at some of the nation's top universities. For example, in recent years several graduates have attended Ivy League universities. Moreover, Deerfield has historically been a leader among Broward County schools in terms of the number of students winning prestigious Silver Knight Awards.[4] The graduation rate for the 2002-2003 academic year stood at 58.3% compared to the 69% state average, and in the 2003-2004 academic year, the school earned a SAT average of 938 versus the state mean of 991. Deerfield Beach High has an FCAT school grade of "B" for the 2013-2012 academic school year.[5]

On Saturday, September 6, 2014 the City of Deerfield Beach along with members of the Deerfield Beach Community, The Home Depot, Kawanis, Peoples Trust, DBHS Student Government, Class of 2015, and DBHS Employees came out to help transform SW15th Street to the new 'Buck Pride Way!' The schools address officially changed to 910 Buck Pride Way Deerfield Beach, FL 33441[6]


  • All Deerfield Beach High School graduates are eligible to receive a college scholarship sponsored by the estate of Deerfield Beach pioneers J.D. and Alice Butler.[7]
  • This school was ranked #381 on Newsweek's 2005 list of the Best High Schools in America. In 2006, that ranking fell to #582, and has since fallen out of the rankings.[8]
  • Currently (as of June 28, 2013), DBHS has a FCAT school grade of a "A" for the 2012-2013 school year.[9]
  • NAVY Seal James Suh, who died during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan in 2005, graduated from Deerfield Beach High School in 1995. Suh was depicted by actor Rich Ting in the 2014 film Lone Survivor.[10]

CBA Magnet Program[edit]

Deerfield High is one of only two schools in Broward County to have a Magnet Program in Communications and Broadcast Arts. The school receives state funding that they can use to procure the latest in journalistic equipment. The program has three specializations that students can choose to pursue after completing at least one class in each (known as the "Magnet Wheel").

Television News[edit]

The Television Department has a fully functional TV Newsroom and several computer editing machines. FEMA and Vice-President (at the time) Al Gore did a special broadcast from the school's newsroom about hurricane awareness. The program produces a daily news show which covers all the school's news and athletics. Students learn to produce news stories as well as reporting and news anchoring.

Radio News[edit]

The Radio Department also has a full function radio broadcasting room, which broadcasts programming several hours a day (mainly a few hours before and after school). Students learn the ins and outs of radio broadcasting, both reporting and producing radio shows.

Graphic Arts[edit]

The Graphic Arts department has two computer labs with a great deal of advanced graphical editing equipment. This department produces the school's yearbook as well as a video yearbook, in conjunction with the Television News Department. This group also is primarily responsible for the school's website, Deerfield Beach High School.

The program wins several awards from the Florida Scholastic Press Association [FSPA] on an annual basis. FSPA Districts for Fall District 7 Workshop are held at Deerfield Beach High School every year.

Marching band[edit]

Clubs and activities[edit]

Deerfield Beach High offers numerous after school extracurricular activities.

List of After-School Clubs[edit]

Sports accomplishments[edit]

Boys' teams[edit]

  • In 1984, the Boys' Wrestling team won the Class 3A State Championship
  • In 1997, the Boys' Basketball team won the Class 5A State Championship.
  • In 1999, the Boys' Basketball team won the Class 6A State Championship.
  • In 2014, the Varsity Football team won the District Championship.

Girls' teams[edit]

  • In 2003, the Girls' Basketball team won the Class 6A State Championship.
  • In 2004, the Girls' Basketball team won the Class 6A State Championship.


As of August 2013, the total student enrollment was 2,342. The ethnic makeup of the school was 48% Black, 43% White, 16% Hispanic, 4% Asian or Pacific Islander, 3% Multiracial, and 2% Native American or Native Alaskan.[11]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


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  2. ^ Broward County Public Schools. "Enrollment Count for DEERFIELD BEACH HIGH". Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
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  4. ^ Silver Knight Awards
  5. ^ School Grades - High
  6. ^ School Address
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  8. ^ The 100 Best High Schools in America - Newsweek America's Best High Schools -
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  24. ^ Aitchison, Diana (March 19, 1986). "Four Students Win Chance To Serve State As Senate Pages". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  25. ^ Man, Anthony (December 5, 2010). "Allen West: Fiery freshman hopes to shake up Washington". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  26. ^ Sontag, Deborah (May 27, 2004). "How Colonel Risked His Career By Menacing Detainee and Lost". The New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2012. In western Broward County, where Lt. Col. Allen B. West, 43, is preparing to start life over as a high school social studies teacher, the grass is green, the air is moist and the pressure is barometric. 

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