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About This School

Freedom High School is a public high school. The principal of Freedom High School is Mr. Harold Border. 3,112 students attend Freedom High School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 10% of the Freedom High School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 3,112 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Freedom High School is 21:1. Cypress Creek High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Asian 7% 4%
Hispanic 48% 35%
Multiracial 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 27%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 62%
Limited English proficiency 10% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    this school is the only school that have very few honors classes.they mainly push you to do ap so they can get money.

  • (8 months ago)

    a very boring school.full of lames.the school is strict on things that don't even matter.i only have 2 good teachers.algebra teacher doesn't even give me good notes.my biology teach is always absent.shouldnt even be an A school.

  • (8 months ago)

    Do not enroll your child into to Monticello Program; it is a scam. The school gets money for how many students take an AP class regardless if they fail. So they load up the children on AP classes with incompetent teachers. In my Sophomore year my AP World History teacher did not teach us the formatting for essays (half the AP test were essays) so imagine my shock upon hearing from my friend attending another school that there was a specific format. Needless to say I did not get a score I wanted and almost the whole class recieved 2s and 3s. (Most colleges only accept 4s and 5s for college credit). The administration does not care if you are failing and even when I requested to be removed from the program they refused. All of my friends in IB at Cypress passed all their AP exams and many got 5s. I regret choosing Monticello.

  • (8 months ago)

    The first impression a parent gets of the school is from the school receptionist. Freedom High School makes the best first impression all due to the fantastic receptionist! I have never been in that lobby without hearing a warm greeting from her and seeing her smiling. I've been in a lot of schools and been treated very poorly by the lobby staff - this is by far the most friendly welcoming and caring environment I've experienced. Great job FHS! You hired a winner!

  • (8 months ago)

    I wish the school would utilize their website. As a parent trying to find out information about upcoming events volunteer opportunities for my child cost of tickets for an event etc. this site is useless. The calendar of events has been blank since school started three months ago. You have to call the school with every single question because there are no newsletters. They assume all students are in quiet classrooms during announcements and that is the only way to obtain information.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent of a junior I wish I has not fallen for the Monticello mumbo jumbo. It is a ploy to excite parents and little else. My daughter has fallen behind and there is no support from the teachers or the administration. I have fought to get her out of AP classes and almost taken her out of the school all together. There is nothing to the Monticello program. Send your kids to the IB program at Cypress if they are academically gifted.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently a Sophomore in this school. I so far enjoy this school. It had many mixed students with a lot of different ethnics. Our school has a one strong principle. He organizes everything and doesn't do anything unfair. Teachers are always good. They don't teach us with low grade stuff. They will teach us with what we are supposed to to in that year. For instance reading is important this year so all the English plan their way to get us pass the FCAT.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm thinking about relocating to Orlando next year and looking for a high school for my daughter. I'm truly impressed with what I've read so far

  • (3 years ago)

    School is clean and safe looking. One of my daughter graduated with little complain. The past two years I'm hearing complains of many student and my other daughter on lack of communication and possible profiling on certain students. I can tell you I did not get a fast email respond and/or phone call message return from ??? until I requested front desk office to pass me to someone I can speak too (I have Email/calls to show if anyone questions me). Dress code is getting out of hand to my understanding certain students are getting picked on and on some for what seems proper dressing but not to the school. My daughter called me in to school for a dress code which I had to snap a picture of because her shorts was up to the proper level. The school personal complaint was the hole on the bottom (styled at proper level) which is covered and you cannot see skin. My understanding many students have been moved to other schools for low grades. The school is a "A" and they want to keep it that way. So I filed a compalint with Florida Education Department. Their are other issues I've heard from and about student. !Speak up and stop the bulling!

  • (3 years ago)

    I got expelled from freedom in august of 2009 I felt a bit mistreated but then again who wouldn't in my position Freedom is a nice school you have a mix of all different ethnic back rounds that attend there as well But after my expulsion i had to take online courses (FLVS) which i am still taking (2 year expulsion). All of my buddies say that they wouldn't think twice about making the transition (They Obviously Don't Like The Administrators). Im saying if your reading this and have problems with freedom Withdrawal and take online courses. It's not worth trying to work things out with the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is a Sophomore and very involved in the arts and music programs. he has caring teachers is motivated (cant get him to come home some days) and would not dream of going anywhere else. I got a call from the 10th grade counselor today and was impressed by her dedication and courtesy. The campus is clean and my son feels safe there. Only problem so far was his math teacher last year-he did not seem to get along with her but other than that we are glad we stayed.

  • (3 years ago)

    I m currently a junior at Freedom and I have to say I love it here. The guidance department is well run though there are strict rules to abide by but it is for the best. I personally don t like most of the rules but we are still kids and discipline is necessary. Otherwise who would be running the school? I would like to say most parents that leave their reviews aren't speaking their mind but more of their child's. With that being said most kids speak of the bad and not the good to their parents. This then affects the view of the school in their parents mind. The school is excellent; the students are very diverse but great though my only concern is that we have many 'older' teachers that should have been done with their careers by now. But this isn t the schools fault its the public schooling system.

  • (4 years ago)

    My duaghter goes to freedom and she say 'I am a junior at freedom and proud to say i hate it there.If i had the choice to leave i would. Most of the teachers are okay. The administration isnt so well. We get in trouble for the littlest things. The principal dont like at all! Freedom shouldnt be called Freedom because theres no Freedom what so ever.'

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is currently a senior there. I have very mixed feelings about this school. I am happy to see the foucs on getting more kids into Advanced and AP courses instead of just on the lower performing students. My son does feel comfortable and safe there. I think the new principal is a real improvement and give him kudos for bringing the grade up to a B. However I think he is very out of touch with reality with some things as exhibited by his ban on PDA - come on these are teenagers - what do you think they do after school? My biggest complaint is that there is almost no guidance provided to get the kids ready for college. The counselors will advise if asked but there are no guidelines or timelines to let the students know when they should be taking tests and filling out applications

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is exceptionally high in its standards and my children are in a safe environment. I don't like the ghetto schools so to parents out there pondering on the idea make that decision to place your child there you wont be disappointed. My daughters self esteem went up so high from being here and all students and staff are very friendly. My son likes photography and daughter love drama and chorus she feels she can truly express herself and teachers have the students best interest at heart.

  • (4 years ago)

    Its a great school. the teachers are awesome the school itself looks very nice and everything is very under control

  • (5 years ago)

    I have/had 3 students at FHS. The difficulties for this school's administrators (besides the typical for all large high schools) is the multi-cultural challenges. The school has a large 'english as a second language' group coming from South America and the carib. Helping non english speaking kids integrate and learn is a challenge. The population tends to separate along those lines creating two schools and I think it's the main reason this school rates poorly on FCAT. Regarding the last posters comment about teachers; I agree. Quality of teachers at the High School level is disappointing. However I wouldn't single out FHS on that. This is a problem for all public schools everywhere. Union tenure is more important than performance and you typically find older 'worn out' teachers in the High Schools. Administrators have their hands tied.

  • (5 years ago)

    FHS has been a huge disappointment to us. After spending 2 years at Hunter's Creek Middle school where they have an A rating and MAGNIFICENT teachers; you'd think the local high school would have some of that too. NOT! There are teachers that shouldn't be teaching but when I told the administration there is a problem with the curriculum and that my child was not learning anything I was told to work it out with the teacher! That's all my child needs. There are too many more issues to mention now. Thankfully my child will have dual enrollment next year and will only have to be at the school for half the day. I'm sure these issues exist at other schools but this school should be far better than it is located where it is.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has it together and the B Rating is comijng soon!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the school shows a sincere concern for the students becoming life long learners.

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