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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Palm Beach County School District is an above average, public school district located in West Palm Beach, FL. It has 192,533 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
3300 Forest Hill Blvd # C-316
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1130
13,012 responses
Average ACT
25
4,893 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
192,533
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,225
Teachers in First/Second Year
35.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,675/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$41,011
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Median Home Value
$129,000
National
$184,700

Palm Beach County School District Reviews

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Like that PBC maintains Choice schools, like the one I went to, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The school is very challenging, ranked in top schools in Florida, and the curriculum is very rigorous. Although an Arts school, the curriculum overall and in particular, Science and Math, is very rigorous. The district offered ample opportunities to take Virtual School and Dual Enrollment programs, allowing me to explore further areas of interest, as well as add to my GPA and my college level courses completed.
The opportunities for artistic and personal growth were encouraged and supported, and the college preparatory process was very helpful. The only negative is that the county underfunds the school and after the Parkland shooting, much needed program funds were diverted into security. Would have preferred that the district request another penny tax increase on taxpayers, which would have generated millions with no pain. Enjoyed my time in the Palm Beach County School District!
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Overall, I would have to say that my experience in the Palm Beach County School District has been nothing but amazing. I'm a senior about to graduate from a PBCSD high school and being a part of this district for over 12 years of schooling has been an unforgettable experience. PBCSD is a melting pot and the superintendent, district officials, principals, and teachers in schools all work their hardest to ensure that we feel supported and that we have the resources we need to thrive and be successful now and in our future endeavors. I would say that PBCSD is an inclusive environment that's easy to adapt to and it truly feels like home. It's really important to me to feel like my needs and concerns are being heard and taken into consideration and I've always felt like this has been the case with PBCSD. I've been told that my voice matters within this district and I've never been treated like just a number. PBCSD is the best district hands down!
Palm Beach county school district has so much to offer. I have been in this public school system my entire academic career and I enjoyed very much of it. I feel safe In my school. I have many police officers on the job from the time I step foot on campus, to the time I leave. I so greatly appreciate the materials and resources we are given, such as free Microsoft 360 to use at home, school computers for online work, and free breakfast in the morning. My school district also does great work to make sure that children can be heard with our SEQ questionnaires that use parent and student input to improve the operations of our schools. Overall, this is a great environment to raise your children in. The school district of palm beach county is refreshing, safe, and beautiful!