Palm Beach Central High School

  • Palm Beach Central High School serves 3,033 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (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 57% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Palm Beach Central High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Palm Beach Central High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Palm Beach Central High School's student population of 3,033 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 153 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,033 students
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Total Classroom Teachers153 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palm Beach Central High School is ranked within the top 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 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palm Beach Central High School is 0.68, 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)#1560 out of 3650 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
38%
33%
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Black
20%
22%
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White
37%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palm Beach Central High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.680.70
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Graduation Rate
94%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
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

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