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Boca Raton Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 3082 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 13, 2013

Best high school imaginable! Every type of student is there and everyone gets along as if family. The teachers and staff model respect and love for the students. Students try their best and challenge themselves all the time, knowing that they'll have support if they don't succeed. The performing arts, sports, and service clubs are amazing. There is something great happening at Boca High every day and every night. Over 100 kids got into UF from Boca High last year. That is the most from any high school in the world! Boca High students get into Harvard and many other top schools every year, too. I wish I had the chance to go to a high school like this! The students are getting experiences that they will never forget, and that will help them be successful all their lives. Thank you teachers and staff members for creating a school where my children love to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2013

wonderful school - like a liberal arts college in its depth, from science to art to sports. spirit of cooperation seems to be well taught and observed, as well. plus great parental involvement very pleased parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

I have very mixed opinions about the school. My son has some teachers who get back to me promptly and are very available, but he has others who will only get back to me after multiple requests when I have had to bump up the issue to my son's dean. I don't understand how the administration lets the poor teachers stay, and it must be disheartening for the teachers who do a good job. My son had a teacher who would tell the students that their questions were "self explanatory" and would refuse to answer them. When I reported this, everyone I spoke to was well aware that the teacher did this and no one seemed to care. I would say it is the luck of the draw, if you get good teachers, you will have a great year. If you have bad teachers you'll have a bad year and your complaints will be met with indifference. Odds are you will have a combination of good and bad teachers and you will have a mixed year. This seems to be the situation for every kid we know at Boca High regardless of grade and the types of classes taken.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

i transfered from Calvary Christian Academy to come to boca high 1 month in the school year, i immidiatly felt comfortable, and the staff and principle are great! i wish i would have started at boca my freshman year instead of waiting til my junior year to make a change. I LOVE this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2012

Dr. McKee and his leadership team are very amazing educators and know each and every student at their school. VERY IMPRESSIVE.... They actually stop by every class every day.... They are out in the courtyard and are proactive.... I still can't believe I had the pleasure to work here...
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 14, 2012

I graduated in 2010, and am now a student at UF. I came back from China in 2007, and missed my freshman year. However I still had an awesome time at Boca High, the staff was friendly, the study environment superb, and the overall experience was fantastic. I will always miss coming in on LTM days still covered in sand from spearfishing. Good times, Good memories.


Posted July 27, 2011

I love to work at Boca High it is an honor to work for Dr. McKee.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 5, 2011

My son is finishing his senior year and Boca High School has been a wonderful experience throughout! The leadership of the Principal is the reason the school excels and the culture of the school promotes academic success along with "Bobcat" pride...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

This is an amazing school all around...from academia to sports Boca Raton Community High School has it all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

Fabulous school directed by a caring principal and supported by his staff. My children attended Sophomore to Sr grades and have been challenged academically and taking 6 AP's/year.....in other words the school supports the academically inclined too. The school has the teachers and students to support the demand, unlike 2 other schools we visited before we settled into the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

Boca High has been a great experience for my son. He is a freshman. The school vibe is very positive, and focused on the students, their successes, and learning. The kids are rewarded for great grades, and the athletic events are well attended. The principal is seemingly everywhere, classrooms and nightime games/concerts etc. My son says he is working really hard, which I secretly love. His teachers are very professional and responsive. There are good programs for kids with disablities, and also the top AP classes. There is a boy with autism on the cross country team, and he is encouraged by his team mates and the school. I love that. I heard last year they had Harvard and MIT acceptances. I am thrilled with this school, and think this school is one of the reasons people want to move in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

Awesome school! from the principal, the teachers, the sports teams, the band, the clubs, the activities etc... This school rules!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

My student is a Junior and I have had a bad experience with this school. Some teachers do care, but there are too many there who are just there to complete their career so they can retire with their pension and no longer care if the kids 'get' what they are teaching or not. Then they have a discipline progam called 'ISS' where if kids are late for their class, the sit in the cafeteria instead of going to that class. instead of something they would really dislike i.e. staying after school, helping clean up the school grounds, etc). Sometimes they have to stay in ISS an entire day and are told to get the work they are missing from the teachers to do during ISS, but when they as, the teachers can't because they don't know how far they will get that day to know what work to give them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Terrific principal and teachers. Great programs for advanced learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

I love it, I'm a freshman and it's awesome here. Everything is great, the school is so big your free to be yourself
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2009

I am a sophomore here. It is such a great school. The STEM program lets you take classes that you wouldn't be able to in other schools. The teachers are very experienced and are always available when help is needed. Dr. McKee is the best principal ever and he and the deans go around the school every period checking the classes. There are a lot of sports and clubs and it's a great environment. Plus, we don't have to pay for AP exams and we get good prizes for getting good grades and test scores.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

The 'Golden School!' My son is a freshman at Boca High! I have nothing but praises!!! I am thrilled with both the teachers and the principal! My son's teachers know exactly who he is and what his strengths are. In a school of this size, that is pretty amazing! I am also thrilled with the STEM program! It is a challenging and rewarding program. My son felt completely prepared for the AP exams he took this spring. I must add that I am also impressed with the attitude of the students toward the school and the principal. It is incredible to hear that students appreciate all that the faculty and staff do for them. That is a wonderful reflection of all that is happening at Boca Raton Community High School! Way to go, Bobcats!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

I went to this school and loved it! The principal and all of the teachers were great. I recommend this school for everyone
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

i went to that school my fresh and sophmore year, they have great teachers, and the principle is great person. All they want is for you to do your best in the standard testes that way you can get into a good college. I'll would recomend anybody to go to that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2009

amazing school. best in palm beach county. friendly students. my daughter had came from a private school and switched her sophomore year. she loves it and it was a really good change. boca high has good teachers and a superior principal. the facilities are all very nice
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

741 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

721 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

724 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
98%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

727 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

520 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

669 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
84%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

608 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
86%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

714 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 61%
Hispanic 22%
Black 11%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 144%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 90%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%73%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1501 Northwest 15th Court
Boca Raton, FL 33486
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Phone: (561) 338-1400

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