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Puerto Rico Department of Education is a public school district located in Hato Rey, PR. It has 307,282 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Calle Federico Costas Num. 150
Hato Rey, PR 00919

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1050
477 responses
Average ACT
24
43 responses

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
307,282
Free or Reduced Lunch
87.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
Data Not Available
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$21,986
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$468
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,400
National
$184,700

Puerto Rico Department of Education Reviews

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This school district has been my own since my toddler years, to the present. My school development has been filled to the brim with ups and downs; but ultimately I have a good feedback to give. Puerto Rico's School District has been responsible for my formation and my underlying convictions that push me forward. Looking back, everything I've learned has influenced how I portray myself to hardship; confident in my decision-making. One explicit flaw would be the inability to prepare students for foreign colleges acceptance. This school district's approach focuses in studies in the same state; enabling conformism.
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My experience with Puerto Rico’s education system was very complicated. I found that the way Puerto Rico teaches the language of English is very basic and poor for a island that is part of the U.S territory. Not only that, but school counselors never really did their job completely on helping you find ways so you don’t have to spend money for things they can offer for free(In my case, I had to pay for my SAT). In addition, my high school always had sanitary problems and structure problems, and even with that, the department did nothing. I’d say I never really had a problem with my teachers since they are also trapped in the system like us, but I’d wish for them to speak of the problem that public puertorican schools are facing. Overall, the situation in the education in public schools in Puerto Rico is very corrupted(Just like the government).
It's very good for the little help we get, we manage. We try our best plus its not that easy to be the best student here because sense the teacher are pretty good at there job the students are very smart I'm a 4.0 gpa student and it's pretty hard to be the smartest person in the class room. The lunches are excellent compared to the ones in the U.S we get real food. Now my school specialized in sports and arts and I'm very happy that my school and my classmates could accomplish our school goals I'm soon to me in high school and I feel very well prepared. Next thing I'm going to talk about is that our culture and the way we manifest it is very unique for the simple reason that we have little concerts the the same students make off course with the permission of a music teacher there's dances with our type off music.