Dr. Phillips High School

6500 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819 | (407) 355-3200
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 3,667
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5 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
School District Details
  • Orange County School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,756
  • Graduation Rate: 69.1%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.9%
  • Students Per Teacher: 16.7
  • Enrolled Students: 173,259

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 3,667
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 164.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 22.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,739 (47.4%)
  • Females: 1,854 (50.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 210 (5.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 933 (25.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,143 (31.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Dr. Phillips High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian140.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Dr. Phillips High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade1,04528.5%
10th Grade94225.7%
11th Grade88624.2%
12th Grade79421.7%
Graduation and Dropouts (2010)
Graduation Rate
Dropout Rate
Teacher Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree
Percent of Teachers with a Ph.D.
Percent of Classes Taught by Non-Highly Qualified Teachers
Source: FL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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1 review for Dr. Phillips High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 25, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Chris Ryan is absolutely correct. Dr. Phillips was, and still is a family to me. While whites are still a decent majority, the school is one of the most culturally diverse, while also being the most accepting and friendly environments I've ever seen in a public school. I'm not sure why one review recognizes the presence of a large number of minorities as a drawback, when in fact it has not only increased my understanding of American society, but has also transformed many kids previously ignorant to America's true diversity into kids MLK jr would be proud to call his own. The statement that academics take a back seat to athletics has to be the furthest thing from the truth I have ever heard. I participated in 3 different sports during my 3 years at DP, and not only do I feel my GPA was better because of them, I don't believe I could ever have been accepted to the University of Florida without them and the academic help received from my coaches.

    It is true that many kids are clever enough to skip class, smoke weed in the bathrooms, and on occasion, even cheat in class (oh my!) But I challenge you to find a public school of 5,000 kids in a booming city like Orlando where you're not going to see the ugly side of society. I'd go so far as saying I'm a better person for coming in contact with this side of society in an environment as safe as a public school. The presence of the School Resource Officers is made VERY well known (they get golf carts to chase us down) and the faculty and staff take pride in keeping the student body in line.

    And the stab that teachers are incredibly mean and/or lazy I took personally. I met some incredible teachers at DP. I'm not saying I saw eye to eye with all of the teachers, but there are a few I'm still in contact with, still get advice for even my college courses, and even consider my friends.

    To sum it up, you'd be a fool to withdraw your child from Dr. Phillips High School.

    CK. class of 08.

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