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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts is a top rated, public, magnet school located in West Palm Beach, FL. It has 1,400 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
About Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts...
Address
501 S Sapodilla Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Telephone
(561) 802-6000

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1240
461 responses
Average ACT
29
197 responses
AP Enrollment
83%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,672
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,096
National
$949
Median Home Value
$198,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 163 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    24%
  • Theatre Shows
    17%
  • The dances, the concerts
    13%
  • The art exhibits, @both the school & local gallery
    11%
  • Dance concert
    7%
  • Vocal department concerts
    7%
  • Flash Mobs
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,400
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,508
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,814/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts Reviews

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This school has given me so many good memories. Dreyfoos is a huge school and the teachers are super fun and loving. You will make so many friends and so many connections, keep in contact with your favorite teachers because they will help you out as much as they can in the future! I really miss Dreyfoos and the whole atmosphere of the school spirit. This school is completely different from other public schools. It was an honor to graduate from this school. Take advantage of your resources while you can, because this school has ALL of the resources and connections. :)
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DSOA is a wonderful School, unlike any other. It is a place filled with incredibly talented students being taught by gifted instructors. The guidance department and front office is always there, going above and beyond to help each student. It is a very special place!
Dreyfoos school of the arts is a very competitive yet comforting school. There is not only racial, but creative diversity. Dreyfoos encourages each student to find their individual creative outlet and to express themselves through their art major. Some of the areas students can be admitted into is Visual Art, Theater, Dance, Band, and Communications. My school has an overall very accepting and nurturing environment thats lets us grow and "find ourselves". My experience at Dreyfoos compares to no other school I've known and I am grateful for not only my wonderful peers, but the everything the school has to offer. Auditioning for Dreyfoos was definitely one of the best choices I've ever made and it helps me grow as a creative person like no other experience I've ever been apart of!