Bak Middle School Of The Arts

1725 Echo Lake Dr
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Bak Middle School Of The Arts serves 1,259 students in grades 6-8.
Bak Middle School Of The Arts placed in the top 1% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 89% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 93% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,259 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 89% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Bak Middle School Of The Arts ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Bak Middle School Of The Arts's student population of 1,259 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,259 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
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School Rankings

Bak Middle School Of The Arts is ranked within the top 1% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Bak Middle School Of The Arts is 0.71, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#19 out of 3655 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
12%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
36%
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Black
14%
21%
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White
46%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bak Middle School Of The Arts's ranking?
Bak Middle School Of The Arts is ranked #19 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Bak Middle School Of The Arts often compared to?
Bak Middle School Of The Artsis often viewed alongside schools like A.d. Henderson University School & Fau High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
89% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 93% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Bak Middle School Of The Arts?
1,259 students attend Bak Middle School Of The Arts.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Bak Middle School Of The Arts students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Black, 12% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bak Middle School Of The Arts?
Bak Middle School Of The Arts has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Bak Middle School Of The Arts offer ?
Bak Middle School Of The Arts offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Bak Middle School Of The Arts part of?
Bak Middle School Of The Arts is part of Palm Beach School District.

School Reviews

3   5/17/2021
This school is extremely left leaning and teachers will target and fail your student if they sense that you or your child are not equally far left leaning.
- Posted by Parent - Parent
5   2/6/2017
This school is awesome it has a lot of things to do there
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Stephanie

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,259 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 89% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 93% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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