School Details

Hollywood Hills High School

5400 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL 33021
(754) 323-1050
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1920 students 17 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

42%
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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 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
52%
54%
88%
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85%

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.
87%
87%
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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
66%
64%
56%
66%
67%
48%
65%
64%

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 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hollywood Hills High School is a public high school in Dania Beach. The principal of Hollywood Hills High School is Mr. Harold"chip" Osborn. 1,920 students go to Hollywood Hills High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 7% of the Hollywood Hills High School students have "limited English proficiency." 67% of the 1,920 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hollywood Hills High School is 17:1. Sheridan Technical Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 38% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 25%
Asian 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 57%
Limited English proficiency 7% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My husband graduated from HHHS and now our child is a freshman. So far the experience has been very positive - academically athletically and in school spirit.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school just keeps getting worse and worse. The teacher's are unable to academically challenge their students but I guess that doesn't really matter when none of them want to learn. In addition to the mediocre teaching and atrocious behavior of the students Hills dropped to a "D" rated school which means that the all the attending students received a letter allowing them to transfer to a different school in the area and that's just what most of them did... so now all the students who wanted to learn transferred to a different school. Honestly good for them; they dont deserve to be in an academically inadequate environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    Before attending Hollywood Hills I had spent 10 years in a private school. Now I'm not entirely sure what other public schools are like bear with me. I feel as though freshman year didn't offer as many options for me as I would've liked. I could have easily been in AP English with the seniors but I was instead put into an honors class where the teacher appeared to view my ability as an annoyance. In my Integrated Science Honors class I was practically teaching the other students. In Computer Engineering we sat in a classroom that didn't have computers. We should have had them. My only saving grace was Creative Writing. The teacher was the best I've ever had and I cannot recommend her class highly enough. She really made my year and got me involved in all of the after-school activities Hills has to offer. Sadly many of the students at Hills behave in an atrocious manner. They seem to know little and have no interest in learning anything. There are some decent students however. AP classes and Creative Writing seem to contain better quality people. Because of the ACE academy my sophomore year will contain some great classes I can say that much. Physics Pre-AP English ect.

  • (3 years ago)

    i am disappointed in this school i thought it was better. a couple of students have been arrested for stealing from other kids and destroying school property. some of the teachers are nuts make accusations they cannot back up. you go to the school to get things resolved and they say lets just move past this. very unhappy. my child is failing major in one of her classes and cannot get anyone to call me back

  • (3 years ago)

    I loved hills to death and yes your going to have those teachers that you hate and people that have bad attitudes but that's high school . That doesn't make the school bad though . I loved it there and all the teachers students and coaches show respect and it's like one big family . If i could go back I would .

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is a joke teachers cant do their job because they are all afraid of the principal.Most of the teachers are worried about losing their jobs.they are often distracted from teaching. In English they don't teach proper spelling or grammar i could go on about every subject but i doubt that my oppinion will change our school

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the kids teachers and coaches. They truly care about the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    It was a great place to work and the teachers were there to serve the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hills was a great place to teach. I made many wonderful friends there. Most important were my students who worked hard and learned not just academic lessons but life lessons.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers school spirit and great sports teams.Many of the student were successful in their field and our teachers were more like college professors. We were so well prepared for college.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school's diversity allows so many different people to come together in a positive environment

  • (5 years ago)

    As an English teacher coach and Athletic Director I give the Spartans the highest rating in academics and school spirit of any school I have taught at. 'Once a Spartan always a Spartan.'

  • (6 years ago)

    I love and miss this school so much Mr. Lang I love you and thank you so much for you outstanding steaching in my freshman year Sincerely Samantha Sutherland

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school. The staff and students in this school are respectful not troublemakers. There is a huge difference in the way teachers interact w/my son it makes him want to pay attention and do well.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school with great teachers. Many AP courses offered and a wide selection of activities. I'm a Hills alumnus. Graduated from college in 3 yrs. and am now doing very well at a top-tier law school in Washington D.C. I whole-heartedly recommend Hollywood Hills High for serious college-bound students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Professional staff/high teacher expectation/good student support system.

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