Watson B. Duncan Middle School

5150 117th Ct N
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Watson B. Duncan Middle School serves 1,293 students in grades 6-8.
Watson B. Duncan Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than 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 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Watson B. Duncan Middle School's student population of 1,293 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,293 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

Watson B. Duncan Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Watson B. Duncan Middle School is 0.63, 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
#933 out of 3633 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
20%
33%
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Black
15%
22%
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White
56%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
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 Watson B. Duncan Middle School is Palm Beach Gardens High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Franklin Academy Charter D (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Timber Trace Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palm Beach Gardens Timber Trace Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 81% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 977 students
    0.0 miles
    5200 117th Ct N
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
    (561) 366-6200
    0 PK-5 977
  • Palm Beach Gardens Franklin Academy Charter C Charter School
    Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 741 students
    1.3 miles
    5651 Hood Rd
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
    (561) 348-2525
    1.3 K-5 741
  • Palm Beach Gardens Franklin Academy Charter D Charter School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 373 students
    1.3 miles
    5651 Hood Rd
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
    (561) 348-2525
    1.3 6-8 373
  • Palm Beach Gardens Marsh Pointe Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 894 students
    1.3 miles
    12649 Ibiiza Dr
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
    (561) 366-6800
    1.3 PK-5 894
  • Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Gardens High Adult Education Center

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

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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2  
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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