William T. Dwyer High School

  • William T. Dwyer High School serves 2,307 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (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 59% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • William T. Dwyer High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

  • William T. Dwyer High School's student population of 2,307 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 131 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,307 students
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Total Classroom Teachers131 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William T. Dwyer High School is ranked within the top 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 William T. Dwyer High School is 0.66, 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#1583 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
33%
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Black
33%
22%
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White
46%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.70
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Graduation Rate
92%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
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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