Puerto Rico Department of Education is a public school district located in Hato Rey, PR. It has 410,950 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Calle Federico Costas Num. 150
Hato Rey, PR 00919
(787) 773-5800
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High


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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch


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The Department of Education of Puerto Rico is an entity in which there are many variants that show its good performance. I understand that the most important variant in which we must work is the political aspect within the department which greatly influences the making of decisions in the educational field of the country. In addition the concurrent lack of adaptation of the people of Puerto Rico to the proposed changes in their structure. All people in Puerto Rico know that their Department of Education must be renewed, but many sectors are opposed to that transformation. That is why the structure within the Puerto Rico Department of Education is complicated.
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I think the Puerto Rico Department of Education needs amendments as it, in my opinion, is very lacking, especially when we look at the public education sector. Comparing public schools to private schools in Puerto Rico is almost too drastic of a comparison. The safety in comparison between schools is very different and the education quality is not up par between each school. Advanced classes in private schools is like basically skipping one or two grades in the public system. It is a very hard thing to see. Especially since the workers teaching in most schools are old and protected by law for their jobs and thus, students recieve education from teachers that are far from their prime. It is a very worrying situation, that only gets worse with time, and that's why it so desperately need change.
The Puerto Rico Department of Education is the department in charge of schools in Puerto Rico therefor it holds a great importance to my life as I have studied only in schools in Puerto Rico. I would like to boast about the academic system but in all honesty it needs change. First of all, the government cutting money from it only makes schools lose workers and resources for their students. And to top it off the people who administrate the department aren't even qualified for it. It needs some serious updates, teachers keep quitting and the number of students dropping out is terrifying. I hope that this review makes them realize that students are concerned and that they need to be more wise with decision making.