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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Palm Beach County School District is an above average, public school district located in West Palm Beach, FL. It has 192,721 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
About Palm Beach County School District...
Address
3300 Forest Hill Blvd # C-316
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Telephone
(561) 434-8000

Palm Beach County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1130
10,832 responses
Average ACT
25
4,357 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
192,721
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,624
Teachers in First/Second Year
35.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,867,496,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,451/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

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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I have attended PBC from the ages of 6 to 17 PBC is a great place for children/students to get the education that they need to succeed in adulthood. High school to middle schools offer many programs to prepare students! PBC schools offer programs in mechanical engineering, culinary arts, medical, criminal justuce, cosmetology, JORTC, early childhood education and more. What's better than schools that prepare your child to enter the work force before or after highschool [some even offer internships]! Being a student of PBC enabled me to particpate in dual programs in high School all 4 years which gave me multiple certifications, and a great job opportunity and multiple scholarships. The ocmpetitiveness of my PBC shcool also prepared me well for the high academic standards of college. Speaking for every student and parent in PBC the change I believe PBC schools does need to improve in implicating greater saftey and security measures.
I currently attend Jupiter High School as a senior, and I must say that my years being there have has its breakthroughs as well as challenges. The amazing staff there who is willing to help students become prepared for the real world impact us everyday. In contrast, not all staff is as kind as most.
As well as academic classes, most teachers are fantastic and passionate in what they teach, providing great opportunities to advise and lead students in grander directions rather than downhill!