Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School

  • Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School serves 291 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School's student population of 291 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students291 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School is 0.22, which is less 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)80-84%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Hispanic
7%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
4%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
88%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School and the percentage of White students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.220.46
This chart display the diversity score of Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School and the average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ben Gamla-palm Beach Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Beach School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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