NG
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    NG
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    NG
  4. College Readiness
    NG
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    NG
  7. Administration
    NG
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    NG
Address
Calle Federico Costas Num. 150
Hato Rey, PR 00919
Telephone
(787) 773-5800
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
Data not available
Average SAT
1030
162 responses
Average ACT
26
23 responses

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
410,950
Free or Reduced Lunch
90.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
Data not available
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Data Not Available

Puerto Rico Department of Education Reviews

11 reviews
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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.
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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.
As a public school student and high school senior I think the Department of Education of Puerto Rico has to change the way they evaluate students, select and qualify their teachers, and give more resources to teachers and their schools. I've been a public school student for four years now and I've seen how much teachers have to do with so little. The Department of Education doesn't give enough resources to teachers or even to schools in general and this results in the poor academic achievement of most public school students in Puerto Rico. The lack of resources is so high some public schools don't have sanitary paper in their bathrooms for the use of students and school faculty. If the Department of Education really cares about the public school students of Puerto Rico they should show they care about the wellbeing of students.