A+
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
    C-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
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
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1230
332 responses
Average ACT
29
148 responses
AP Enrollment
83%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 119 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    26%
  • Theatre Shows
    18%
  • The dances, the concerts
    15%
  • The art exhibits, @both the school & local gallery
    12%
  • Flash Mobs
    8%
  • Vocal department concerts
    6%
  • Dance concert
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,373
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,814/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts Reviews

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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!
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Dreyfoos was an overall amazing experience for me. I was fortunate enough to go there as a piano major, and my teachers greatly helped me excel in my art and pushed me to become even better. The academics were outstanding; my teachers for my AP courses were phenomenal! It's only been a year since I graduated and I miss it already. Dreyfoos gave me a unique high school experience, and for that I will forever be grateful! It was a privilege to be a part of such a diverse, accepting and extremely talented student body.
My son has had the privilege of attending Dreyfoos School of the Arts for the past 4 years. It is truly a unique and wonderful
high school experience. Most of his teachers have been outstanding and he has had the opportunity to explore the arts in depth. By his senior year, he was not really that interested in his art area anymore. That is the one downside. He still had to continue in his art area senior year. He would have benefitted if he was allowed to take some different electives, or additional academic courses, instead of wasting time in electives that he had discovered were not related to the new interests he had developed since starting school. All in all though, I feel it is a fantastic school and he is fortunate to have attended it.