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87%
  • Bayview Elementary School
  • 1175 Middle River Dr, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 621
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
78%
  • Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
  • 101 Ne 11th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 730
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
72%
  • Harbordale Elementary School
  • 900 Se 15th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 448
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
70%
  • Charter Schools Of Excellence Riverland
  • 3550 Davie Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 40
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
62%
  • Floranada Elementary School
  • 5251 Ne 14th Way, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 755
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
62%
  • Fort Lauderdale High School
  • 1600 Ne 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,128
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
54%
  • Sunrise Middle School
  • 1750 Ne 14th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,388
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
50%
  • Bennett Elementary School
  • 1755 Ne 14th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 429
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
48%
  • William Dandy Middle School
  • 2400 Nw 26th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,028
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
47%
  • Florida Virtual Academy At Broward County
  • 110 Se 6th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 226
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
44%
  • New River Middle School
  • 3100 Riverland Rd, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,449
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
43%
  • Croissant Park Elementary School
  • 1800 Sw 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 743
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
40%
  • Charter School Of Excellence
  • 1217 Se 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 277
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
39%
  • Riverland Elementary School
  • 2600 Sw 11th Ct, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 629
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
37%
  • Stephen Foster Elementary School
  • 3471 Sw 22nd St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 662
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
37%
  • Stranahan High School
  • 1800 Sw 5th Pl, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,498
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
35%
  • Seagull School
  • 425 Sw 28th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 303
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
32%
  • North Side Elementary School
  • 120 Ne 11th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 465
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
30%
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
  • 800 Nw 13th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 479
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
29%
  • Dillard 6-12
  • 2501 Nw 11th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 2,078
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
25%
  • Amikids Of Greater Fort Lauderdale
  • 3220 Sw 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 48
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
25%
  • Sunland Park Academy
  • 919 Nw 13th Ter, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 3 · Students: 490
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
25%
  • Rock Island Elementary School
  • 2350 Nw 19th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 527
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
24%
  • Westwood Heights Elementary School
  • 2861 Sw 9th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 585
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
22%
  • Dillard Elementary School
  • 2330 Nw 12th Ct, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 814
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
22%
  • North Fork Elementary School
  • 101 Nw 15th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 571
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
20%
  • Melrose High
  • 2736-44 W Davie Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 262
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 88:1
20%
  • Whiddon Rodgers Education Center
  • 700 Sw 26th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 1,164
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
18%
  • Walker Elementary School (magnet)
  • 1001 Nw 4th St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 685
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
15%
  • New Generation Preparatory High School Of Performing Arts
  • 2890 Nw 62nd St, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 172
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
10%
  • Mavericks High Of Central Broward County
  • 424 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 340
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
0%
  • Broward Detention Center
  • 222 Nw 22nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 73
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Charter School Of Excellence At Riverland
  • 3550 Davie Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 121
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
n/a
  • Lauderdale Manors Elementary
  • 1400 Nw 14th Ct, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Postsecondary Alternatives For Secondary Students-pass
  • 2104 W Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: 12 - 12 · Students: 10
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Charter School Of Excellence 2
  • 1217 Se 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 26
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
n/a
  • Ucp Early Beginnings
  • 3117 Sw 13th Ct, Fort Lauderdale
  • BROWARD
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 21
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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Fort Lauderdale school information

IndexFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Average Test Scores39%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:117:116:1
Total public schools433,38879,221
Total private schools361,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools214667,963
The Fort Lauderdale, FL educational system consists of 43 public schools, 36 private schools and 21 post-secondary schools. Fort Lauderdale public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 22% lower than than the Florida average and 21% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fort Lauderdale public schools is 15:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.9% have completed high school, 34.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Fort Lauderdale

IndexFort LauderdaleFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade84.1%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school82.9%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college61.5%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.6%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.9%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters12.9%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.8%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%

Fort Lauderdale, FL School Districts

Broward County School District

There are a total of 43 public schools, 36 private schools and 21 post-secondary schools in Fort Lauderdale. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Fort Lauderdale, FL schools is 39%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Fort Lauderdale, FL, an average of 84.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.9% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Fort Lauderdale schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Fort Lauderdale, FL schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Aventura, FL37,51587%77%
Parkland, FL28,35477%56%
Sunny Isles Beach, FL21,93773%48%
Cooper City, FL34,36472%46%
Davie, FL98,71766%35%
Fort Lauderdale, FL175,15339%21%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Chattanooga, TN175,46246%6%
Tempe, AZ174,70838%24%
Garden Grove, CA174,67642%14%
Port St. Lucie, FL175,65250%1%
Oceanside, CA173,82935%29%
Fort Lauderdale, FL175,15339%21%
Source: The Fort Lauderdale, FL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.