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Schools with worst drug problems in South Florida

Public schools with biggest 'drug use' problem include Dade's Miami Senior High School, Broward's Coral Glades High School

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH MOST DRUG REPORTS

Drug use incidents 2013-2014

TOTAL INCIDENTS

Percentage of drug related incidents

PINELLAS

596

3237

18%

HILLSBOROUGH

480

3404

14%

BROWARD: Broward was among Florida's top public school districts with the most "drug use" safety incidents reported

746

5867

13%

LEE

211

1877

11%

VOLUSIA

248

2211

11%

ORANGE

460

4267

11%

POLK

335

3174

11%

LEON

171

1696

10%

DUVAL

401

4608

9%

PALM BEACH

338

5406

6%

DADE:  Only about 3 percent of the total safety incidents reported were drug related in Miami-Dade County.

325

10,850

3%

In the last two school years, four Broward high schools have remained at the top of the schools with the most drug related reports. The list includes Western High School -- which had the most reports of drug use and alcohol in South Florida during 2012-2013 and remained among the top 10 on 2013-2014. Hollywood Hills, Deerfield Beach and  J.P. Taravella followed.

Hollywood Hills had the most drug related incident reports in Broward County during 2013-14. But Coral Glades High School had the highest percentage of drug related incidents among the top 10 schools with the highest drug related reports. 

Broward schools with most drug incidents (2013-2014 )

Percentage of drug related incidents

Coral Glades High School

42%

J.P. Taravella High School

  • 6th highest drug use reports in S. Fla. (2012-2013)

39%

Deerfield Beach High School

  • 3rd highest drug use reports in S. Fla. (2012-13)

38%

Western High School

  • Highest drug use reports in S. Fla. (2012-13)

  • Highest alcohol reports in S. Fla. (2012-13)

35%

Piper High School

  • 9th highest alcohol reports in S. Fla. (2012-13)

33%

Hallandale Adult Community Center

29%

Hollywood Hills High School

  • 6th highest alcohol reports in S. Fla.  (2012-13)

26%

Cypress Bay High School

24%

New River Middle School

23%

Deerfield Beach Middle School

20%

For the last two school years,  Hialeah Senior High School has remained at the top of the schools with most drug use incident reports, records show.

As one of the largest schools in the state, South Dade Senior High School had the highest number of incident reports in Miami-Dade County. Among the top 10 schools with the highest number of reports, the school with the highest percentage of drug related reports was Miami Senior High School.

Miami-Dade schools with most drug incidents

Percentage of drug related incidents

Miami Senior High School

*7th highest tobacco reports in S. Fla. (2012-13)

18%

Miami Sunset Senior High School

17%

Miami Palmetto Sr. High School

12%

Miami Killian Senior High School

12%

Barbara Goleman Senior High

11%

Felix Varela Senior High School

9%

Hialeah Senior High School

  • 9th highest drug use reports in S. Fla. (2012-13)

  • 7th highest drug sales reports (2012-13)

  • 2nd highest tobacco reports (2012-13)

9%

South Dade Senior High School

  • Highest tobacco reports in S. Fla. (2012-2013)

6%