Everglades High School
|Everglades High School|
|Miramar, Florida, USA|
|School district||Broward County Public Schools|
|Number of students||2681|
|Website||Everglades High Website|
Everglades High School is a public school located in Miramar, Florida. The school serves approximately 2,681 students from Miramar and Pembroke Pines in grades 9 through 12. The current school hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. The current principal is Haleh Darbar.
Everglades High currently has an FCAT school grade of "A" for its 2012–13 Academic School Year. with 71% of the students passing the math FCAT and 41% of the students passing the reading FCAT. Everglades has a student to teacher ratio of 22:1, above the state average of 15:1.
Everglades High School was created to provide students in the Southern District of West Broward a secondary education school. At the time only Miramar High School, Charles W. Flanagan High School, and Cypress Bay High School composed the Southwest Region of secondary High Schools in the Broward Country School District.
The temporary location was at the former Charles W. Flanagan High School's Annex location because of the ongoing final construction of the Everglades main building. The school schedule was held in double sessions during the months at the annex because of the large population, where the class of 2007 freshman had classes from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and upperclassmen had classes from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class of 2004 of Everglades had a total of 12 senior students.
For the 2007–08 school year, freshmen students were sent to the annex portable site that they had originally used for the school's first class of students. The following 2008-2009 school year, Everglades High School was given new school boundaries due to the newly constructed West Broward High School in the Pembroke Pines area. Since then, all students including freshman take their classes at Everglades High School and the former Charles W. Flanagan Annex is no longer in use for lower-class men.
In 2010, Former Florida Governor Charlie Christ visited the High School to honor the recognition of the school's success in improving test scores and graduation rates.
In 2012 the Former Principal of Everglades High School, Paul D Fletcher, retired from his position. He had served the school since its opening.
As of 2013-2014, the total student enrollment was 2681. The ethnic makeup of the school was 9.4% White, 35.5% Black, 44.7% Hispanic, 8.1% Asian or Pacific Islander, 2.1% Multiracial, and 0.2% Native American or Native Alaskan.
Everglades High School offers programs in the field of Engineering, Sports Medicine, and Early Human Development. Students are able to take these courses with in these programs and apply them to the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The increase in participation in these programs have assisted in the school's academic grade score and since 2010 it has been an "A" school.
Everglades High School's Engineering program is MasterCam Certified and students are eligible to receive a certification through the CNC program.
Everglades High School will begin its Sport Medicine program beginning the 2014–15 school year.
The 2006 girls' Varsity Softball team becoming state champions in 2007.
The JROTC program at Everglades is currently headed by SAI Colonel (Ret.) Dennis W. Teitge who has led the program since its initiation in 2004. The colonel is currently assisted by his AIs 1SG (Ret.) Torres and SFC (Ret.) Arias. The program has maintained an Honor Unit with Distinction (HUD) status since 2007 and has sent cadets to several competitive national conventions such as: The George C. Marshal Leadership Symposium, and the JROTC Academic Bowl.
The Gator Battalion participated in the Broward County Drill Meet, The Superintendents Pass and Review. The Battalion received its highest marks on their annual inspection by the County SAI.