Deerfield Beach High School

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Deerfield Beach High School
Deerfield Beach High School logo.png
Address
910 Southwest 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441
Information
School typePublic and Magnet
Established1970
PrincipalJon Marlow[1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,342[2]
Color(s)Scarlet and Gold          
School DistrictBroward County Public Schools
Administrative District AreaNorth Area[3]
Innovation ZoneDeerfield[3]
Website
 
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Deerfield Beach High School
Deerfield Beach High School logo.png
Address
910 Southwest 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441
Information
School typePublic and Magnet
Established1970
PrincipalJon Marlow[1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,342[2]
Color(s)Scarlet and Gold          
School DistrictBroward County Public Schools
Administrative District AreaNorth Area[3]
Innovation ZoneDeerfield[3]
Website

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 2,342.

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.[4] 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.[5] The graduation rate for the 2002-2003 academic year stood at 58.3% compared to the 69% state average, and in the 2003-2004 academic year, the school earned a SAT average of 938 versus the state mean of 991. Deerfield Beach High has an FCAT school grade of "B" for the 2011-2012 academic school year.[6]

Facts[edit]

CBA Magnet Program[edit]

Deerfield High is one of only two schools in Broward County to have a Magnet Program in Communications and Broadcast Arts. The school receives state funding that they can use to procure the latest in journalistic equipment. The program has three specializations that students can choose to pursue after completing at least one class in each (known as the "Magnet Wheel").

Television News[edit]

The Television Department has a fully functional TV Newsroom and several computer editing machines. FEMA and Vice-President (at the time) Al Gore did a special broadcast from the school's newsroom about hurricane awareness. The program produces a daily news show which covers all the school's news and athletics. Students learn to produce news stories as well as reporting and news anchoring.

Radio News[edit]

The Radio Department also has a full function radio broadcasting room, which broadcasts programming several hours a day (mainly a few hours before and after school). Students learn the ins and outs of radio broadcasting, both reporting and producing radio shows.

Graphic Arts[edit]

The Graphic Arts department has two computer labs with a great deal of advanced graphical editing equipment. This department produces the school's yearbook as well as a video yearbook, in conjunction with the Television News Department. This group also is primarily responsible for the school's website, Deerfield Beach High School.

The program wins several awards from the Florida Scholastic Press Association [FSPA] on an annual basis. FSPA Districts for Fall District 7 Workshop are held at Deerfield Beach High School every year. http://fspadistrict7.com

Marching band[edit]

The "Spirit of the Bucks" Marching Band is currently under the direction of Jean-Marie Auguste- Director of Bands, and his assistant Lauren Williams- Assistant Director of Bands. The Marching Bucks band has received an overall Superior rating (the best overall rating) from the Florida Bandmasters Association for Marching Performance Assessments during the 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2011-2012 school years. The band has performed at numerous events including the annual Florida Classic Battle of the Bands. The band has an extensive and rich history in Corps Style marching, having won dozens of awards at various state marching events since the bands inception. Most recently the band took on new tradition under Mr. Jean Auguste's tutelage. The 2003-2004 school year was Mr. Jean Auguste's first year as head band director. Under his tenure the band has switched to a traditional "high-step" style of marching. The switch in style has increased band membership and allowed the student population at DBHS to become more involved with the band as the band has the vicissitude to play current pop music that crunks a crowd during a football game to playing classical pieces during concert season. The new style of the marching has created new friendly rivalries against similar styled local high school bands such as the Blanche Ely Tigers, the Dillard Panthers, the Miramar Patriots, the Stranahan Dragons, the Boyd H. Anderson Cobras, and the Plantation Colonels.

Clubs and activities[edit]

Deerfield Beach High offers numerous after school extracurricular activities, including several successful sports programs, arts organizations, a nationally ranked MCJROTC program, and high school mainstays such as Key Club and the National Honor Society.

List of After-School Clubs[edit]

Sports accomplishments[edit]

Boys' teams[edit]

Girls' teams[edit]

Deerfield Beach High School students and staff celebrated the 2011 NBA Eastern Conference Champions: Miami Heat with a BBQ on campus.

Demographics[edit]

As of August 2013, the total student enrollment was 2,342. The ethnic makeup of the school was 48% Black, 43% White, 16% Hispanic, 4% Asian or Pacific Islander, 3% Multiracial, and 2% Native American or Native Alaskan.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Broward County Public Schools. "Enrollment Count for DEERFIELD BEACH HIGH". Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
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  4. ^ http://www.ibo.org/ibo/index.cfm
  5. ^ Silver Knight Awards
  6. ^ FCAT School Grades - High
  7. ^ http://www.deerfieldbeachhigh.net/butler-scholarship/
  8. ^ The 100 Best High Schools in America - Newsweek America's Best High Schools - MSNBC.com
  9. ^ FCAT School Grades - High
  10. ^ Enrollment Counts
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