Deerfield Beach High School

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Deerfield Beach High School
Deerfield Beach High School logo.png
Deerfield Beach High School is located in Florida
Deerfield Beach High School
Deerfield Beach High School
Deerfield Beach High School is located in the US
Deerfield Beach High School
Deerfield Beach High School
910 Buck Pride Way


CoordinatesCoordinates: 26°17′43″N 80°07′02″W / 26.2953576°N 80.1172663°W / 26.2953576; -80.1172663
School typePublic, Magnet
School districtBroward County Public Schools
PrincipalJon Marlow[1]
Enrollment2,442 (2015-16)[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 2,400.

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 2014-2015 academic year stood at 79.0% compared to the 74.5% state average and the 81.0% national average.[5] In that same year, students scored an average of 1590 out of 2400 on the SAT (compared with a national average of 1720) and a 22 out of 36 (compared with a national average of 26) on the ACT.[6] Deerfield Beach High has an FCAT school grade of "A" for the 2014-2015 academic school year.[7]

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[8]

The school serves,[9] in addition to much of Deerfield Beach,[10] Hilsboro Beach,[11] Lighthouse Point,[12] and sections of Pompano Beach.[13]

Urban Teacher Academy Program[edit]

The Urban Teacher Academy Program (UTAP) is a magnet program aimed at training students to become teachers and community leaders. The program provides a rigorous curriculum and, most notably, extensive field experience to prepare students for entering the teacher profession. This program also qualifies students as eligible for scholarships because of its involvement with the professional organization, Future Educators Association. The minimum program requirements for entry and retention are maintaining a GPA of 2.0 and FCAT test scores of 3 or higher.[14]

Clubs and activities[edit]

Deerfield Beach High offers numerous after school extracurricular activities.[15][16]



  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Flag Football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball, Varsity
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling


As of June 2015, the total student enrollment was 2,380. The ethnic makeup of the school was 48.6% Black, 22.1% White, 22.5% Hispanic, 3.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.9% Multiracial, and 0.3% Native American or Native Alaskan.[17]

Notable alumni[edit]



Notable faculty[edit]


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