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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  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 1,382 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
501 S Sapodilla Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1260
678 responses
Average ACT
29
284 responses
AP Enrollment
88%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$64,615
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,488
National
$949
Median Home Value
$410,055
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.54 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.54 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 202 responses
  • Spirit week
    23%
  • Theatre Shows
    15%
  • 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
1,382
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.58 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.58 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.58 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,225
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,675/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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I absolutely love my school! It is an extremely diverse and non-judgmental environment. Anyone can be anything they want and all of the students, teachers, and faculty are very accepting. It is an art school so everyone shares the same love and respect for the arts. We all want each other to succeed and while it is a competitive environment when one person succeeds the whole school succeeds.
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I love the accepting environment that Dreyfoos creates. Everyone, no matter how "weird" or "out of place" they might feel, has a place at Dreyfoos. It truly creates a family atmosphere. Also, sine our school is a school of the arts, everyone has to audition to attend so everyone who goes there actually wants to be there and is excited to study what they love. Also, you get to study what art form you love for hours on end each day! Since we all have our majors, we spend plenty of time in our field studying and learning. It is truly a one of a kind high school experience and I would not trade it for the world.
Dreyfoos is magic! The accessibility of both academic and artistic rigor can't be found anywhere else. With an amazing faculty and administration always available to help, support is readily available. I feel so lucky to be a student here!