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School Culture: Pompano Beach High School

Pompano Beach is a school where, in the words of then-principal David Gordon, “It’s okay to be smarter.” Principal Gordon, magnet coordinator Bill Bankowski, and students and teachers describe some of the practices that make this relatively small (1260 students) high school the one where top colleges and universities come to recruit scholars and scientists. A strong culture of safety and rigorous academics attract ambitious students who thrive in a supportive learning environment that offers four two-hour classes each semester, permitting deep explorations of subject matter. Read the transcript of “School Culture.” Return to the general introduction to Pompano Beach High School. 

Contact Information

Pompano Beach High School
600 NE 13th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
(754) 322-2000 Fax: (754) 322-2130
http://www.pompanobeachhigh.com/

Student Demographics
2009-2010 Academic Year

Demographic FeatureData
Number of Students 9-121260
Students eligible for subsidized meals31%
Limited English proficient students 0%
Students receiving special education services10%
White students54%
African American students26%
Hispanic students14%
Asian students 4%
Students of two or more races2%
Average teacher turnover, last 4 years 6%
Student:Teacher ratio25:1