Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

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Coordinates: 26°18′14″N 80°16′08″W / 26.304°N 80.269°W / 26.304; -80.269

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
MarjoryStonemanDouglasHS 22Jun2008.jpg
Address
5901 Pine Island Road
Parkland, Florida 33076
Information
School type High School
Founded 1990
School board Broward County Public Schools
Principal Ty Thompson
Grades 9–12
Language English
Area South Florida – Broward
Color(s) Maroon & Silver          
Mascot Eagle
Team name Eagles
Website

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is located in Parkland, Florida. It is a part of the Broward County Public School district, and it is the only public high school in Parkland.[1]

Stoneman Douglas has an FCAT school grade of "A" for the 2010–2011 academic year.[2]

History[edit]

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was named after the Everglades environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The school opened in 1990 with students in grades 9 though 11, most of which were transferring students from nearby Coral Springs High School and J. P. Taravella High School. The first senior class graduated in 1992.

Administration[edit]

Newsweek's national ranking for high schools rated Douglas as #208 in the nation, and #38 in Florida, which is the highest ranking of any school in Broward County.[3]

Winter Percussion[edit]

The Stoneman Douglas Winter Percussion first began in 1999 but reemerged in 2006. During the 2009 season they received 3rd place. Then under new direction they resurfaced in 2012 and won first place at the Boca WGI regional and first place at the SFWGA championships.

Eagle Regiment (Marching Band)[edit]

The Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment originally called the Marching Eagles have competed and appeared locally and nationally in the 1995 Peach Bowl, at the 1996 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade,1998 Fiesta Bowl Parade and Competition, 1999 Tournament of Roses Parade, 2003 Bands of America Florida Regional 5th place, 2004 Bands of America Atlanta Regional Top 10 Finalist, 2004 FMBC 4A State Champions, 2007 FMBC 3A State Champions, 2009 FMBC 3A State Champions, also played at the 2010 Super Bowl XLIV, just to name a few.

MSD Jazz Band[edit]

In 2010, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Jazz Band performed at states and received straight superiors with twenty-seven straight A's, giving them a perfect score by three separate judges. They were ranked #1 in the state and become state champs. They were recognized by some in the county[who?] as the greatest jazz band to come out of the high school during its two-decade-long history.

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)[edit]

With a growing cadet list every year, the Eagles battalion was awarded the highest honor that a JROTC battalion could receive in their 2008–2009 school year, The Honor unit with distinction.[citation needed] In the 2011-2012 school year, the MSD Battalion earned a 98.5, one of the top 5% percent scores in the Broward County District. They also placed third in the States competition for their drill team.

New buildings[edit]

In the summer of 2008, the school began constructing 2 new buildings on what was the senior parking lot and tennis courts. This consists of a three story building of 30 general classrooms with a ninth grade center and a one story science lab building with five science classrooms. The general classroom building opened to students on April 20, 2009, and the science building opened on August 24, 2009. All classrooms in both of these buildings contain LCD projectors, surround sound, Promethean boards and wireless internet access.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011, the total student enrollment was 3734. The ethnic makeup of the school was 54% White, 21% Black, 15% Hispanic, 4% Asian or Pacific Islander, 5% Multiracial, and 1% Native American or Native Alaskan.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GreatSchools.com listing for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  2. ^ FCAT School Grades – High
  3. ^ Press Releases | Broward County Public Schools
  4. ^ Enrollment Counts
  5. ^ "Springs native uses celebrity to help needy locals". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. July 23, 2009. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 

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