Howell L. Watkins Middle School

9480 Macarthur Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33403
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Howell L. Watkins Middle School serves 954 students in grades 6-8.
Howell L. Watkins Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Howell L. Watkins Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Howell L. Watkins Middle School's student population of 954 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students954 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

Howell L. Watkins Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Howell L. Watkins Middle School is 0.42, 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 Testing Rank
#3035 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
33%
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Black
75%
22%
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White
8%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.420.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Howell L. Watkins Middle School is Palm Beach Gardens High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Gardens School Of Technology Arts Inc (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Palm Beach Gardens School Of Technology Arts Inc Charter School
    Math: 55% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 337 students
    0.7 miles
    9153 Roan Ln
    West Palm Beach, FL 33403
    (561) 290-7661
    0.7 K-8 337
  • Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 749 students
    0.7 miles
    10060 Riverside Dr
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    (561) 366-6500
    0.7 PK-5 749
  • Palm Beach Gardens Bright Futures Academy Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 271 students
    1.0 miles
    10350 Riverside Dr
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    (561) 253-7504
    1 K-8 271
  • Palm Beach Gardens Allamanda Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 69% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 710 students
    1.2 miles
    10300 Allamanda Dr
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    (561) 803-7200
    1.2 PK-5 710
  • Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Gardens High Adult Education Center

    1.2 miles
    4245 Holly Dr
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    (561) 775-7268
    1.2 n/a n/a

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