Northeast High School (Oakland Park, Florida)

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Northeast High School

700 Northeast 56th Street

700 Jett Boulevard
Oakland Park, Florida 33334
United States
Type All Magnet Public Secondary
Motto Home of the Hurricanes
School district Broward County Public Schools
Principal Anthony Valachovic
Grades 9 to 12
Number of students 2099
Color(s) Red, White and Black
Athletics 6A
Athletics conference District 10
Mascot Hurricanes

Northeast High School (located in Oakland Park, Florida) is a high school in Broward County, Florida. Northeast serves Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale as well as the portion of North Lauderdale east of Florida's Turnpike. The school is a part of the Broward County Public Schools district.

Northeast High School is an all magnet school with three specialties: Biotechnology, Latin and Alternative Energy. All students must choose one of the three magnet programs to enroll in, and this determines several courses that the students will take.


As of 2011, the total student enrollment was 2764. The ethnic makeup of the school was 46% White, 27% Black, 23% Hispanic, 1% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1% Multiracial, and 1% Native American or Native Alaskan.[1]

FCAT scores[edit]

Northeast High has received FCAT school grades of:[2]

  • "A" - 2009-2010 academic year
  • "A" - 2008-2009 academic year
  • "A" - 2007-2008 academic year
  • "A" - 2006-2007 academic year
  • "A" - 2005-2006 academic year
  • "A" - 2004-2005 academic year
  • "A" - 2003-2004 academic year
  • "A" - 2002-2003 academic year


In February 2007, Dr. Sandy Melillo, an English and TV Production teacher at Northeast, was named Broward County's 2008 Teacher of the Year and state finalist. In 2009, she moved to Pompano Beach High School, where she teaches now.

In 2007, Northeast was awarded a GOLDEN SCHOOL AWARD from the State of Florida Commissioner of Education Jeanine Blomberg. This award was given in recognition of the leadership and support rendered to the school volunteer program.

Notable alumni[edit]


Northeast High School has a myriad of clubs such as:

Air Force Junior ROTC[edit]

In 1991 Northeast High School's Air Force JROTC unit, Florida-822, won first place overall at the Florida State Drill Team & Color Guard meet hosted at Patrick Air Force Base led by Cadet Colonel Kevin Croyle (Drill Team Commander) and Cadet Captain John Osorio (Color Guard Commander). Earlier in the same school year, Florida-822 won its first ever first place overall by winning the Lake Worth High School Regional Drill Meet. To finish out the school year the unit went to its first ever national drill meet. The drill team and color guard finished in the top five units in the country of over thirty schools participating.


Other Notable Events:

  • 1989 - Eunice Taylor became the first female corp commander.
  • 1991 - Frantz Petitpapa became the first African American corp commander.
  • 2008 - The Northeast Drill Team won second place in the Eastern Division National Drill Meet hosted by the Air Force Association in Macon, Georgia.


Northeast High School participates in the following sports:[11]

  • Baseball: Class 4A State Semi-finalist (1994)
  • Basketball: Boys Class 3A State Runners-up (1985)
  • Girls Basketball: Girls Class 6A State Runners-up (2016)
  • Girls JV Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football - Current head coach is Nick Dellaria
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming: Girls Class 4A State Champions (1976)
  • Tennis
  • Track: Girls Class 3A State Champions (1984)
  • Volleyball: Boys State Runners-up (2004)
  • Water Polo: Boys State Champions (2005, 2006)
  • Wrestling


  1. ^ Enrollment Counts
  2. ^ FCAT School Grades - High
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  5. ^ Woodard, Josef (April 2006). "Jaco Pastorius: Word 'Em Up". JazzTimes. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ King, Jonathon (February 1, 2001). "Astronaut's Legacy: Inspiration". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ Stark, John (June 1, 1987). "After Snacking on Boyish Michael J. Fox, the Sexy Margaret Whitton Beefs Up for a Go at Jack Nicholson". People. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ Ulrich, Nate (September 7, 2010). "Browns claim OL Steve Vallos, sign DB Derrick Roberson and waive LB David Veikune, OL Billy Yates". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ Barnes, Craig (February 24, 1991). "Dream Of A Promise". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ Saunders, Mike (February 26, 1988). "Sound, Success Of The Silos Springs From Restraint". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  11. ^ Go Canes!

Coordinates: 26°11′42″N 80°08′15″W / 26.1949837°N 80.1374871°W / 26.1949837; -80.1374871