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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Palm Beach Central High School is an above average, public school located in Wellington, FL. It has 2,968 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
About Palm Beach Central High School...
Address
8499 Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington, FL 33411
Telephone
(561) 304-1000
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Palm Beach Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1130
531 responses
Average ACT
24
186 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,256
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,264
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.84 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.84 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 295 responses
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  • Football games
    16%
  • Clubs
    14%
  • Homecoming events
    13%
  • Homecoming dance
    12%
  • Community service
    9%
  • St. Baldricks
    9%
  • Dance Marathon
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,968
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.93 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.93 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.93 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,624
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.126 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.126 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.126 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,451/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.138 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.138 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.138 responses
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I transferred to Palm Beach Central during my Sophomore year of high school. I was transferring because I had lost all motivation to go to school and do well. My mom had been diagnosed with breast cancer and I didn't know whether I would have a mom anymore.
However, entering this school changed everything. I felt like I had a new start to my life and I met people that were so welcoming. My teachers were all very understanding and they pushed me to keep going. I passed every class and continued my education with flying colors.
Right now, I'm in college pursuing my dreams all with a High School Diploma and an AA under my belt. If it wasn't for this school that held so many amazing teachers, administration, and students, I'm not sure what would have happened!
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Palm beach central was my second home. The faculty staff was always nice to be and supporting. Yet I wish they had more resources to have a broader knowledge in college information. I was part of many clubs and most of them require a lot of involveness, but it was so fun and rewarding that I enjoyed every second of it. The school is very well positioned sportwise and I am happy to say that the coaches are supportive and ready to help you. Palm Beach Central High school is a great reccomentmdation to anyone living close by!
Palm Beach Central is an absolutely excellent example of the beauty of public education. Palm Beach Central is a school with a reputation. A reputation of excellence in academics, sports, and culture. It is a very diverse school with people from all walks of life and provides many different choices and options when it comes to extracurricular activities, as well as other forms of activity. As a graduate, I can say with upmost confidence, I am happy that I was a part of this school, and the memories made in the school are memories I want to keep.