Five Broward County schools make nati...

Five Broward County schools make national best high schools list

There are 35 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 3, 2009, titled Five Broward County schools make national best high schools list. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Atlantic Technical Center, Nova High School, Pompano Beach High School, Stranahan High School and William T. McFatter High School all earned silver medals, putting them in the top 3 percent of schools on the ...

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Yankee Redneck

Jonas Ridge, NC

#24 Feb 3, 2009
Rob wrote:
"what a crock! i want to see the drop out rate and SAT scores for each before i believe this story. i dont care what the left leaning magazine says. not to mention weapons confiscated like an article headline last week in Sun Sentinal."
Ah, a highly educated critic, as we can see: He can't punctuate, nor can he spell the name of the newspaper correctly!
thats right, even an IDIOT like me can smell manuer when i see it. how was that spelling? typical LEFT LOON (probably a teacher at one of them) pointing ot the grammer and TOTALLY missing the point all together!
okaygo

El Sobrante, CA

#25 Feb 3, 2009
Pompano High is a great school. Half the people on here seem like miserable people. Oh and Jake and other Pompano Beach has the third highest taxable value in the county after Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. It beats every other city in the county even those with much larger populations. Pompano hasn't even began to redevelop like Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale. It's close to passing Hollywood and look how much money its put in fixing up. Yes the west areas of the city are not the best but eventually that will change.
Nova Mom

Wayne, PA

#26 Feb 3, 2009
I am not surprised about Nova, one of the top H.S in the county.
Go Titans.
in the know

Pompano Beach, FL

#27 Feb 3, 2009
Stoneman Douglas is off the list because "fish rot from the head down". ONE of the worst leaders at the school and is runnng it into the ground. Destroying morale and self confidence. This principal thinks she is royalty and is evil in her pumps.
Its time to see her go!
She has brought the school down with her incompetence.
Florida native

Stuart, FL

#29 Feb 3, 2009
in the know wrote:
Stoneman Douglas is off the list because "fish rot from the head down". ONE of the worst leaders at the school and is runnng it into the ground. Destroying morale and self confidence. This principal thinks she is royalty and is evil in her pumps.
Its time to see her go!
She has brought the school down with her incompetence.
Yeah ok. If you think the others on the list are better than Stoneman then I've got news for you...

The way that they figure these thing is basically the number of AP tests taken at the school divided by the number of kids in the school. A school like Pompano High is pretty small compared to a Stoneman. Since it's a magnet there are going to be a lot of kids taking AP tests. Note it doesn't matter the number of AP tests PASSED, only the number TAKEN. And it's not the number of kids taking the tests, it's the total number of tests taken. In other words, these rankings are about as useful as the US News college rankings, which means they're not very useful at all.
SHS DRAGONS

Tucson, AZ

#30 Feb 3, 2009
This is the third year in a row that Stranahan High School earns this honor. Not by accident! It was honored as 1 of 3 high schools in the Nation to receive the "Inspiration Award" by the College Board. A big criteria for this honor is the number of students enrolled in A.P. classes. I would like to point out that Stranahan is the only school out of the group that accepts neighborhood students and does not "select" all of it's students. Yes, I am proud to work there!
GO DRAGONS!!!!!!!
allison

Lake Worth, FL

#31 Feb 3, 2009
my sister goes to pompano. she makes the school smart !
Yankee Redneck

Jonas Ridge, NC

#32 Feb 3, 2009
dont forget, micheal phelps won 11 gold medals!!now he might go to jail also.
dsmkrt

Orlando, FL

#33 Feb 3, 2009
Wait? Cypress Bay didn't make the list?

Hahahahahaha! You suck! Keep up the good work!:)
Leeuropoda

Schaumburg, IL

#34 Feb 4, 2009
Dumper wrote:
Pompano High is the best secret in the county. If you can get your kid in there...you've made a good score.
My kid goes to PBHS. If this is considered a good school, then I feel sorry for anyone who goes to public school.
Hmmm Interesting

Pompano Beach, FL

#35 Feb 4, 2009
baseballcoach07 wrote:
It's "principal's" honor roll. Obviously, you are not one of those intelligent students.
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Thanks for pointing that out. I guess while I was laying out by my pool having a beer and relaxing writing that response, I didn't stop to think the grammar police were going to point out the 1 word I misspelled. Thank goodness you came along and saved the day..

ps.. Baseball sucks.. And all baseball coaches are the fat losers who didn't amount to anything but somehow managed to convince a league that you know the sport, you just can't play it. At least you can spell.
Congratulations

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#36 Feb 10, 2009
Nova High School's diversity & excellence is attributed to their hardworking administration, staff, teachers & students and have resulted in recognition year after year. They should be recognized by the school board
Keekee

United States

#37 Jul 26, 2012
Im So Proud Of These Broward County Schools We Finally Made a Change :)
amanda

Hollywood, FL

#38 Nov 10, 2012
why isnt west broward on here?
amanda

Hollywood, FL

#39 Nov 10, 2012
Hmmm Interesting wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for pointing that out. I guess while I was laying out by my pool having a beer and relaxing writing that response, I didn't stop to think the grammar police were going to point out the 1 word I misspelled. Thank goodness you came along and saved the day..
ps.. Baseball sucks.. And all baseball coaches are the fat losers who didn't amount to anything but somehow managed to convince a league that you know the sport, you just can't play it. At least you can spell.


baseball does not suck, my god brother plays baseball and he is the best at it!!!

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