Atlantic High School

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Tel: (561)243-1500
  • Atlantic High School serves 2,324 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Atlantic High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.
  • Atlantic High School operates within the Palm Beach School District.
  • Palm Beach School District's 82% graduation rate is equal to the Florida state average of 82%.

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School Overview

  • Atlantic High School's student population of 2324 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 128 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,324 students
Atlantic High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Atlantic High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers128 teachers
Atlantic High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeAtlantic High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Atlantic High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Atlantic High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
54%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
52%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
Atlantic High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
6%
3%
Atlantic High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
13%
32%
Atlantic High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
56%
23%
Atlantic High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
22%
39%
Atlantic High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Atlantic High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsAtlantic High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownFL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.620.46
Atlantic High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
92%
82%
Atlantic High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
48%
Atlantic High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
Atlantic High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Atlantic High School is Palm Beach School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 74 school districts in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Palm Beach School District's student population of 189,145 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 74% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,718 in this district is less than the state average of $12,987. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,873 is less than the state average of $13,734. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NamePalm Beach School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    273
    22
    Number of Students Managed189,14510,175
    Palm Beach School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    56%
    54%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    54%
    52%
    District Graduation Rate
    82%
    82%
    District Total Revenue$1,924 MM$132 MM
    District Spending$1,952 MM$140 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,718$12,987
    District Spending / Student$10,873$13,734
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (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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