School Details

A.D. Henderson University School & Fau High School

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-3970
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-12 943 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

59%
75%
58%
74%
72%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fau Lab School average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
75%
63%
80%
75%
61%
97%
80%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
97%
92%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fau Lab School average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
72%
56%
92%
78%
61%
86%
72%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fau Lab School average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
77%
53%
82%
80%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fau Lab School average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
75%
56%
80%
75%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fau Lab School average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
71%
47%
73%
70%
57%
70%
71%
49%
86%
87%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
100%
98%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fau Lab School average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
98%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fau Lab School average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
100%
84%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
97%
97%
64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fau Lab School average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
97%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fau Lab School average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

A.D. Henderson University School & Fau High School is a public high school in Boca Raton. The principal of A.D. Henderson University School & Fau High School is DR. TAMMY FERGUSON, whose e-mail is tfergu10@fau.edu. 943 students attend A.D. Henderson University School & Fau High School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the A.D. Henderson University School & Fau High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 35% of the 943 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at A.D. Henderson University School & Fau High School is 16:1. Boca Raton Community High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 43%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 29% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 44%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is outstanding! After looking at several schools including private schools nothing holds a candle to AD Henderson. This school is by far the most well-rounded school I have ever seen. I believe the key to the success of this school is the fact that the teachers want to be there the kids want to be there and the parents are highly involved. I am not aware of any other school that has the resources of AD Henderson. Even the $25 000 a year private schools I looked at don't have the resources of AD Henerson and the class sizes are small. Student to instructor ratios are 9 to 1. My child's first grade teacher is in the process of getting her PhD. The Principal is extremely professional a wonderful leader and always has a smile on her face. She has a teacher s heart through-and-through. If you get the rare opportunity to have your child attend this school you are one of the very fortunate.

  • (1 year ago)

    Disappointing. We wish we could post the truth about this school but it will be deleted. If you want your kids in a positive enriching education this is the wrong place.

  • (1 year ago)

    It is hard to realize how good a program this school is unless you have something else as a point of comparison. My son moved to this school from another school with a decent reputation and I cannot say enough about how good an experience it has been. His middle school classes are challenging and engaging. The teachers and staff are polite and use multiple methods of instruction. Technology is used to enhance learning and not for its own sake. Collaborative projects are the norm. My son who attended a gifted elementary program is thriving at this school. We are a lucky family.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went here in my freshman year and honestly it was the worst mistake of my life. My parents regret sending me here as much as I regret wanting to go here. Yes the curriculum is very challenging. At the same time though you can ask any high school teacher or guidance counselor and a 9th grader should NOT be taking AP classes which I and other students were forced to take. The school is a complete joke. When I tried to switch into an honors Biology course instead of struggling through AP Biology the guidance counselor and science teacher wouldn't let me leave but my friends were allowed to. If you mess up in just one quarter the teachers keep a closer eye on you and then start to single you out in class to embarrass you. I'm still struggling now to get my GPA back up from a 2.0 and I hate it. I've had to take course recovery classes through FLVS as well as after school credit lab at my new school and 20/20 recovery with Edgenuity. Colleges hate to see bad marks especially when you completely ruin your freshman year. I wouldn't recommend the high school to ANYONE. The elementary school on the other hand was excellent from what I saw especially the kindergarten classes.

  • (1 year ago)

    My little one just started a kindergarten this year I know it's been only a few days but she loves it already! I also had my teenager attend 9th grade last year and the teachers front dest staff Mr. Kelly and other have been extremely helpful and caring. I do have to say that high school curriculum is intense there but that is why people are trying to get into the program.

  • (2 years ago)

    Ok so I'm going there next yet an I was thinking about taking the history class online but I don't know which one it is??? Help please

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 2 kids can I join them to this school next year 2013/2014 Big one will be in grade 12 SAT 1350 last January that is before May & June exams GPA about 3 last certification in grade 11 term 3 " straight A " . The other kid will be in grade 6 his certification mixed of " A B C+ " How can I make applications for both I have to inform you that we live now in Egypt & we all be in Florida next July 2013 Pls provide me the fees and when & how can I pay Finally I want to know required documents Thanks

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is no joke you have to be extremely prepared and strong minded to handle this school. Be prepared to spend many (and i do mean many) weekends home studying and doing homework because you will basically lose your social life for your 9th grade year. If you can't handle that don't even bother trying to get into the program. Once tenth grade rolls around things get MUCH MUCH easier since all of your classes will be over at the university (tip don't skip classes unless you know for a fact that you can teach the material to yourself better than the professor can). It's very easy to get overwhelmed at this school and breakdowns are not uncommon so PLEASE if you think your child can't handle it DO NOT put them through this much stress for no reason

  • (2 years ago)

    i went to henderson last year it is a great school if any one gets in you are very lucky i love the school and food i miss henderson so much i wish i can come back

  • (2 years ago)

    2 years ago my grand daughter was sent to Morikami Park over Henderson. It is the biggest regret my family has had over our grand daughters schooling. We wish we had gone with our inner instinct and not what "others" told us. My granddaughter is paying dearly for that poor desicion.

  • (2 years ago)

    My experience at the school have been wonderful. The teachers are highly trained. There is constant curriculum innovations introduced to students. I love that every student have been trained to use technology in a meaningful and productive way. The principal is an extraordinary person who only cares about the progress of students. She is truly dedicated. I thank the principal and the staff for offering my daughter educational challenges no other school would ever do.

  • (3 years ago)

    I RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL FOR ALL PARENTS. HAS EXCELLENT TEACHERS WONDERFUL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP AND GREAT CHALLENGING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ALL KIDS AT ALL AGES.ALSO A GREAT PTO FAMILY ORIENTED.

  • (3 years ago)

    Having 3 children in 3 different schools I cannot express my gratitude for A D Henderson! I am so happy for my child. The school has such warmth the principal has such positive energy it is a great vibe all around. The children whom I have the pleasure of spending time with through volunteer hours are just amazing little people. The teachers I have met so far have such passion for their craft. I love this school. Events-parent involvement-ant-bullying-school spirit-academics- they have it they get it!!! Way to go henderson...I'm impressed!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Whoever says anything bad about the new principalmust to be needing some kind of treatment!!! School has always been great but it got a lot better now. All the kids love and respect her she is always smiling and always there to help you with anything needed.she is always hands on a hard worker a real person. Henderson is still the best school around.

  • (3 years ago)

    Love the school. Kuddos to the teachers and the new principal for making this year the best school year for my children. Yes they have many rules and they are very strict about them but at the same time they are there to help and to get motivate the students all along the way!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have been to this school for three years now and honestly I can say that my daughter loves every minute of it. Zero bullies zero drama just focus in what really is important. Can't beat that!

  • (3 years ago)

    What a disaster this school has become. Its all hipe! I have decided after a horrible 2 years to remove my children. The principal & vice principal resigned. The new vice principal is useless & has no clue what is going on. There are alot of bad teachers. The academics are poor at best. Hiring a new principal is not enough its a mess. We are still waiting to get our report cards from 2011 its july. I also have no idea what my kids scored on the fcat as well as the sat. The new school my kids are going to requested there records specifically there cummulative folder they have yet to send anything. When I called to ask for a copy of what they are transfering to the new school they told me they have no records all they have is a copy of there report cards. I contacted the new school to see if they recieved anything yet they said no .They also said it almost appears as if they dont have any records or have lost them. I am sure there will be openings for next year. At the end of the year they were asking if some people forgot to re enroll they appeared to be missing some of the reenrollment forms.I dont think so i am sure alot of people are leaving !

  • (3 years ago)

    We were so excited when we got in. The school is not what it used to be to say the least. The current adminisration has run the school down. There is no one dictating what goes on and watching to see if the teachers are doing there jobs and there not! Its bizarre and has lead to total incompentance. The current principal has resigned. They are in the process of hiring a new one. The new vice principal is just as awful . So I hold no hope the new pricipal will be any better. The problems are so deep . Many teachers need to be removed and I am sure they wont. Under the former principal they became lazy and very arragaunt knowing there was no one there to make sure they were doing there jobs. This was probably the worst year we have ever had in any school and I would never expose my children to this insanity ever again new principal or not . They need to clean house and start over thats the only hope they have. Some of the teacher were actually mean and abusive . YES !! If you asked for help or queastioned any thing they said pertaining to your child they would get extremely defenisive and then take there anger out on the kids!! Not good at all. This school has major issues.

  • (4 years ago)

    my son is in kingergarden and my son loves it and i have my other son in second grade he loves it as well..

  • (4 years ago)

    We are new to this school but very much in love with it already. The teachers staff parent involvement and curriculum are all great.

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