Blanche Ely High School

Blanche Ely High School serves 1,869 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Blanche Ely High School operates within the Broward School District.
The school district's 71% graduation rate is higher than the FL state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 1869 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,869 students
Blanche Ely High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 43% Male / 57%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Students by Grade Blanche Ely High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 15:1
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
7%
28%
Black
86%
23%
White
3%
43%
All Ethnic Groups Blanche Ely High School Sch Ethnicity Blanche Ely High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.26 0.45
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
68%
49%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
8%
Blanche Ely High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 261,699 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 71% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Broward School District
Number of Schools
Managed
325
23
Number of Students Managed 261,699 9,989
Broward School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 71% 70%
Broward School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,513 MM $138 MM
Broward School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $3,032 MM $159 MM
Broward School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,804 $13,793
Broward School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,826 $15,882
Broward School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dave Thomas Education Center (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dave Thomas Education Center (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sanders Park Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Pompano BeachSanders Park Elementary School
    Magnet School
    800 Nw 16th St
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    (754)322-8400
    Magnet School

    0.4 mi | 571 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Pompano BeachSomerset Pines Academy
    Charter School
    901 Ne 33rd St
    Pompano BeachFL 33064
    (954)786-5980
    Charter School

    0.7 mi | 379 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Pompano BeachC. Robert Markham Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1501 Nw 15th Ave
    Pompano BeachFL 33069
    (754)322-6950
    Magnet School

    0.8 mi | 527 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Pompano BeachDave Thomas Education Center
    Alternative School
    180 Sw 2nd St
    Pompano BeachFL 33060
    (754)321-6750
    Alternative School

    1 mi | 803 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • Pompano BeachDave Thomas East
    180 Sw Second St
    Pompano BeachFL 33063
    (754)321-6750
    1 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 25, 2011 - I really love this school, The band is awesome, my family love the band in and out of town. The band director is doing a wonderful job, he is the best i've seen at Blanche Ely High. It's a blessing to see someone so concern and involve with the students, and his works shows. I have really been observing the band alots this year 2010-2011, and notice that the band is not getting the support that it should like the other High School I've seen. I have some concern with that. When I say support, I mean from the the Principle, someone that should be proud to have a staff like Mr. Beakford who not only teach music but have change lots of students life! I have heard great testimony from many of them that said wonder things about Mr. Beckford, stating that they wouldn' have known where they would be if he hadn't came in their life. That is a true blessing. I just wanna say to Mr. Beckford, please keep up the good work, and just know it was the Lord that sent you at Blanche Ely High for a reason. Please continue to touch our children lives, they really need many people like you! Thank you for all your support to our children! We all love You :-) - Posted by Parent

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Pompano Beach, FL public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.49, which is higher than the Florida average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Pompano Beach is Cresthaven Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Florida or national school diversity statistics.