School Information

  • Principal

    Dr. Karlton O. Johnson

    9th Grade Assistant Principal

    Dr. Rocie Smith Clark

    10th Grade Assistant Principal

    Mr. Malcolm Spence

    11th Grade Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Teresita Chipi

    12th Grade Assistant Principal

    Mrs. Cheryl Toeller

    Phone Numbers

    754.322.0950 Main
    754.322.0955 or 754.322.0952 Attendance

    School Hours

    7:30am - 2:40pm Class
    7:00am - 3:00pm Office

    School Mascot


    School Colors

    Green & Orange

    School Motto

    "Destination Excellence"


    Robert W. Runcie



    Ely High, we'll always cherish

    All the things you are.

    In our memory you will linger

    As our guiding star.

    Ely high we love you dearly

    for you will ever beam,

    Ely high we'll always cherish

    Dear ole orange and green

    When we leave you dear ole Ely,

    We will boast you high.

    For we know no greater school than

    Dear ole Ely High.


    Ely High, we love thee dear

    For you we'll ever cheer.

    Ely High we'll always cherish

    Dear ole Orange and Green.


    Blanche Ely High School Innovation Zone

    What is Innovation Zone?

    In 1991, under the leadership of Dr. Robert Parks, a plan was designed to reconfigure the educational landscape by "linking" a group of schools in the Deerfield Beach area together. This established a collaborative effort to provide better educational opportunities for students. By the time the Innovation Zone concept was brought before the School Board to be adopted as policy, it had already begun changing the face of education in Broward.

    The Zones consist of a cluster of schools that includes a high school, middle school(s), elementary schools and centers. The Zones break down "barriers" and divide the District into 28 representative, responsive and manageable geographic areas while maintaining the importance and influence a big district demands.

    In molding the Innovation Zone concept, the main priority was that all facets of the educational environment be addressed. Schools were organized in a feeder pattern or community-centered concept to promote a smooth, constant base of support.

    By being part of an Innovation Zone, individual schools benefit through coordination, collaboration and shared decision making with other area schools. Schools are now part of a team effort and share resources to maximize opportunities and improve the education of students.

    Students, parents and the community benefit in a number of ways through Innovation Zones. Zones create a bottom-up decision making process as well as provide more ways for parents to become involved in the process. In addition, the Zones have streamlined operations, created attentive administrations, and localized chains of command. By using Innovation Zones to decentralize the school system rather than breaking it into smaller districts, we remain powerful enough to meet the needs of all our students.


    What schools are in Blanche Ely's Innovation Zone?

    Elementary Schools:

    • Cypress Elementary
    • Charles Drew Elementary
    • Robert C. Markham Elementary
    • McNab Elementary
    • Palmview Elementary
    • Pompano Beach Elementary
    • Sanders Park Elementary
    • Middle Schools
    • Crystal Lake Middle School
    • Pompano Beach Middle School
    • High Schools
    • Blanche Ely High School
    • Pompano Beach High School

    Middle Schools

    • Crystal Lake Middle School
    • Pompano Beach Middle School

    High Schools

    • Blanche Ely High School
    • Pompano Beach High School