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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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Bak Middle School of the Arts is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in West Palm Beach, FL. It has 1,357 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
1725 Echo Lake Dr
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Telephone
(561) 882-3870

Bak Middle School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    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

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,357
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,508
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
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Bak is a school with a great deal of opportunity, if you grab it. The teachers here do their job, most of them very passionate about their work. There is a LOT of favoritism though (mostly in the major classes), so if you want to stand out among the other kids, you must work very hard right from the get-go. Depending on the courses you take, the homework can reach almost unmanageable levels. But it does effectively prep you for highschool and I daresay even college. Generally, there is a lot of school pride. Activities range from afterschool galleries, to out-of-state performances, and even out-of-country foreign language field trips. If you make it in, the faculty will expect your best and more. Though this differs from major to major, there is a lot of competition. Based on what I've seen, students who have low motivation or drive will not have a fun three years at Bak. But personally, I had a great time, and I'll miss the awesome Visual Arts Department teachers.
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Pretty great school. I was under the keyboard program before Mr. Bencivenga left; then Dr. Gastesi replaced him. I prefer the old color scheme of the buildings. They painted all the buildings in different colors, and it just doesn't sit right.
Amazing school, I made some of my best and dearest friends and it is great prep for getting me ready to audition for Dryfoos.