Dillard High School

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Dillard High School
2501 NW 11th St
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311-5796
United States
Type Public, Magnet
Established 1907
School district Broward County Public Schools
Principal Cassandra Robinson
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 1,550
Color(s) Blue and Grey          
Team name Panthers
Information (754) 322-0800

Dillard High School is a historic public high school located in Fort Lauderdale of Broward County, Florida. The school was established in 1907 and named for black-education advocate James H. Dillard.

Dillard is available to all of Broward County. The school is a magnet school for Emerging Computer Technology and Performing Arts.

Dillard has an FCAT school grade of "A" for the 2013-2014 academic year.[1]

Magnet programs[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

As the first public school for people of African descent in Ft Lauderdale, Dillard High School incorporated two magnet programs in an effort to integrate and expand the educational horizons of this historic school.[2]

Dillard Center for the Arts (DCA) provides training in dance, music, theater, and visual arts, as well as an academic schedule. Students must demonstrate ability and interest in one of the four artistic academic potential. Such programs within the music department were keyboard, voice, band, orchestra and commercial music. The chorus, chorale, gospel choir, jazz band and rock band performs in Broward county and the Fort Lauderdale community. DCA, in partnership with students, parents, staff, and the arts community, offers a full complement of course offerings, as well as performance and competitive opportunities at the local, state, and national levels.

Emerging computer technology[edit]

It was nationally recognized by The Wall Street Journal in 1995 and holds the District of Broward County's charter chapter of the American Technology Honor Society, currently they have the National Technology Honor Society[citation needed].

There are many courses in digital media, computer programming, robotics, and electronic technology hardware/network support. In addition, Dillard High School offers many advanced placement and honors courses. Over $1,000,000 in scholarships were awarded to Dillard ECT students.[citation needed]


As of 2011, the total student enrollment was 1496. The ethnic makeup of the school was 7% White, 88% Black, 4% Hispanic, 0% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1% Multiracial, and 0% Native American or Native Alaskan.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Former faculty
Performing artists


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°08′20″N 80°10′31″W / 26.1389746°N 80.1753241°W / 26.1389746; -80.1753241