Watson B. Duncan Middle School

  • Watson B. Duncan Middle School serves 1,233 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 69% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Watson B. Duncan Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Watson B. Duncan Middle School's student population of 1,233 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,233 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Watson B. Duncan Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Watson B. Duncan Middle School is 0.63, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#639 out of 3,601 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Watson B. Duncan Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
20%
32%
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Black
15%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Watson B. Duncan Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
56%
39%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Watson B. Duncan Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.630.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Watson B. Duncan Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Watson B. Duncan Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Beach School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This was and awesome school. The teachers were very nice and KNEW how to teach. It had many different types of clubs and sports, and the buildings were livable.
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Academics are good and other activitys are good. But I do not recaomend this school this is the worst school ever because the bullys, every day i get bullyed and threatend and mugged.
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