Atlantic High School

  • Atlantic High School serves 2,294 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Atlantic High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Atlantic High School's student population of 2,294 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 133 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,294 students
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Total Classroom Teachers133 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Atlantic High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Atlantic High School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2188 out of 3650 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
33%
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Black
60%
22%
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White
19%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.590.70
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Graduation Rate
91%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Beach School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Atlantic Community High School is a public high school located in Delray Beach, Florida. It is part of the School District of Palm Beach County. It is known for its International Baccalaureate magnet program and for its academics in general; in the Newsweek high-school rankings, the school was listed 57th in 2004, 18th in 2005 and 25th in 2006. In 2005, the school moved to a new location and added a freshman academy and a construction-oriented magnet program.
  • History: Seacrest High School was built in 1949 as a school for white students in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida. African-American students of the cities attended Carver High School, which later became Carver Middle School and is now the Delray Beach Full Service Center. In 1961, the school began the process of desegregation and changed its name to Atlantic Community High School. The school adopted the colors of Seacrest High School (Green and White) and the mascott of Carver High School (the eagle). In 1989, the school became an International Baccalaureate World School. In 2004, the school moved from its original location on Seacrest Blvd. to Atlantic Ave.
  • International Baccalaureate: Atlantic is home to the International Baccalaureate program for the southern portion of Palm Beach County. It is regarded as a model school for this program due to its consistently high testing. The IB program is also known for its size. In 2003, 117 of Atlantic's candidates received the International Baccalaureate diploma. However, in 2006, only 66 of the school's candidates received the diploma.
  • Construction Academy: Atlantic's construction academy was added to the school beginning in fall 2005. The students of the academy are designing and building a house, called the "Eagles' Nest," in collaboration with the city of Delray Beach. The groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held in December 2005.
  • Athletics: Atlantic's athletics are in the highly competitive 6A division. Sports include, but are not limited to: football, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, golf, bowling, volleyball, cross country, track and field, and lacrosse. Atlantic High School has 43 sports activities.
  • JROTC: Atlantic also is home to the Eagle Battalion of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. Current Army instructors include Lieutenant Colonel James Rodriguez, Command Sergeant Major James Peavy, and First Sergeant Ronnie McNair. The Eagle Battalion is an Honor Unit with Distinction, and has an award-winning drill team.
  • Band: The Atlantic marching band has performed in nationally recognized venues on several occasions. Notable appearances include the 2000 Aloha Parade in Waikiki and 2005 Saint Patrick's Day parade in New York City. In 2007, the band will appear in the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Georgia.

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