Dillard High School is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Dillard High School Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Dillard Coach Darryl Burrows, now in his 24th season at this perennial South Florida basketball powerhouse, has a returning squad that many are picking to repeat last year’s feat as Florida’s Class 6A State Champions. They have a bulls-eye on their backs, but Coach Burrows believes they are ready.
Returning seniors include Raiquan Gray (6’8”), a guard who can play all five positions. Gray, who averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game, is committed to play at Florida State next year after being selected to the All County First Team by both the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald. He is joined by Jordan Wright (6’6”) who is one of the top football players in the state and has multiple offers to play either sport in college. Wright averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds per game last season, when he was also selected to the All County First Team by both local newspapers. Rounding out the impressive group of seniors is Robert Johnson (6’8”), a power forward who will play at the Citadel next season and Joniya Gadson (6’9”), who will play at Bowling Green next year. Keep an eye out, as well, for point guard Seth Coddington (6’1”).
- Head Coach: Darryl Burrows
- Assistant Coaches: Kelvin Walker, Louis Wright, Mike Drummer, Reggie Nixon, Jimmy Tobias
- Principal: Mrs. Casandra Robinson
- Athletic Director: Ms. Tracie Latimer
- Mascot: Panthers
- Colors: Royal Blue and Grey
Dillard High School is a historic public high school located in Fort County, Florida. The school was established in 1907 and named for black-education advocate James H. Dillard. One of thirty three high schools in the Broward County Public School District, Dillard’s campus also hosts the district’s only Performing Arts and Computer Technology Magnet Programs. The expansive, open campus mimics a small college. The area is urban, residential, and includes varied socioeconomic levels. The mission of Dillard High School is to promote high student achievement and academic excellence through quality programs with unique opportunities in technology and the arts, and thereby enhance social development for all students.
Dillard is open to all of Broward County, and offers magnet programs for Emerging Computer Technology and the Visual & Performing Arts. Committed to academic excellence the Emerging Computer Technology program offers courses in digital media, computer programming, robotics, and electronic technology hardware/network support. A major goal of the program is to provide students unique opportunities to participate in highly specialized and technical courses in digital media, computer programming, robotics and hardware/network support. The Dillard Center for the Arts (DCA) provides training in dance, music, theater, and visual arts, as well as an academic schedule. Students must demonstrate ability and interest in one of the four artistic program areas, piano, voice, band, orchestra and commercial music as well as academic potential. The school’s chorus, chorale, gospel choir, jazz band and rock band performs in Broward county and the Fort Lauderdale community and also at the state and national levels. Graduates attend the top college and conservatory programs in the United States, such as the Juilliard School of Music. Dillard High is home to the nationally renowned Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, and the National Award Winning Sigma Cats Robotics Team. These are just two of the outstanding organizations Dillard offers as parts of its student life. Their continued success on the national level exemplifies Dillard’s commitment to striving for the highest attainable standard of excellence both academically and artistically.