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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Palm Beach County School District is an above average, public school district located in West Palm Beach, FL. It has 189,322 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
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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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1110
8,139 responses
Average ACT
24
3,688 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
189,322
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,508
Teachers in First/Second Year
35.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$1,867,496,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,814/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Palm Beach County School District Reviews

415 reviews
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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.
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This is a great district! Would love to see more funding for arts programs. As a student actively in my school's performance arts program, I believe students would benefit greatly from better-developed (and better-supported) arts programs. This would encourage artistic expression and keep students busy and out of trouble.
One aspect that I thoroughly enjoy is the encouragement from teachers and staff. There is never a time where I couldn't go and speak with a staff member as there is always a helpful hand to guide you along your educational path. Building strong relationships with my teachers has allowed me to become more confident in who I am. They have taught me the fundamentals in being successful in the real world which is something that I am extremely grateful for. With all this being said, the only thing that I would change about the Palm Beach County School District is the lack of NEEDED resources within the school environment. Many classes go without enough hand sanitizer, soap, tissues, bandaids etc to last an entire year. Students and teachers need these supplies in order to carry out daily activities in an orderly fashion!