Students enrolled 2369
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School leader MR. WILLIAM LATSON
Transportation options Yes
District Palm Beach County School District

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5100 Jog Road
Boca Raton, FL 33496

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(561) 241-2200
(561) 241-2236
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4 stars
Based on 72 ratings

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April 17, 2014
Zero tolerance to bad behaviors , wide range of AP classes,Excellent teachers specially for APs .....We couldn't ask for a better school. For ounce I feel I'm getting my tax money's worth when it comes to education.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2014
My son transferred from Boca High, which is also a good school. He has had a good year so far. If you are lucky enough to get Jill Rockwell as a Guidance Counselor, your child is in good hands.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2013
This is a great school. Most teachers are excellent and care about their students. They all offer to help before or after class and during lunch. You can even email them anytime with a question. The PTSA and the school websites have all the answers a new student might have. As for the nasty creatures they could crawl into your house and this will not make it a horrible house. Most students are nice some are mean. SORRY MATE our school IS NOT HORRIBLE.

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2013
This is a horrible school. Most of the teachers and staff do not care about anyone and they're pretty unhelpful. The students here are horrible. The don't care about others and don't like to welcome new students into their "cliques." So, if you are considering moving here, I reccomened that you don't, you will regret it. Not to mention the gross campus and the nasty creatures like rats and cockroaches.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2013
We can't be happier that our kids attend such an excellent school where they can be challenged in a real competitive environment. The Biotech Academy along with the Science and math departments are sure to prep our kids to take on any discipline anywhere they choose. Excellent caring teachers Dybas,Tuffo,Leeds,Lori Eaton ...to name a few.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
spanish river is a great school. there is a zero tolerance policy that cuts down on bullying and bad behavior. the staff are very nice and are always watching the hallways. the teachers want to help you succeed and will help students in anyway.if your child wants to do journalism this is the right school. mr delaney teaches journalism and is very knowledgebul about it

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2013
Having a great experience at this school! One child in 11th grade and one in 9th... they are both receiving a fantastic education and i know they are getting the best at Spanish River. Academics come first, the school is competive in the futures market, there is fantastic parent/student involvement with many great programs offered, and for the most part students seem happy to be there! :)

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Spanish River is a well rounded school from the teachers and Administration to the parent volunteers...this is the place to be. They look at the whole student and make sure that each student has what is needed to succeed both in and out of the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
This is probably the most honest and straightforward review of the school that is unbiased. If you are the parent of a child that you would consider average, or demanding extra attention, this is probably not the school for you The school has amazing teachers but they are mostly in the AP and honors level classes so any regular student is not going to experience them. They have amazing teachers in that area and we boast the best AP exam scores in the area beating all the specialized schools with IB and magnet programs. On other notes our school spirit from what I have observed is lacking. Students are very involved in leadership and such but it is for academic advancement more than for spirit. The school is very very competitive in nature and any bright kid here can easily be ranked in the hundreds. Intelligence here is remarkable and the school always has students in the best Ivy league schools. On another note athletics are good except for football which is almost like a joke to watch now (almost all games from the schools entire existence has ended with scores such as 0-57). The guidance department is great the PTSA is amazing clubs are great and sanitation not so much.

- submitted by a student
April 29, 2013
I have a kid , can I join him to this school next year 2013/2014 Big one will be in grade 12 , SAT 1350 last January that is before May & June exams , GPA about 3 , last certification in grade 11 term 3 " straight A " . How can I make applications for both , I have to inform you that we live now in Egypt & we all be in Florida next July 2013 Pls provide me the fees and when & how can I pay Finally I want to know required documents Thanks

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2013
I just watched the video of this schools administrators throwing out BradLee Dean from a scheduled speaking engagement. The statement that no one has first amendment rights in a public school is ludicris! These are supposedly educated people that are lying to our children, and not teaching them about our country. I'll bet none of the teachers know what our constitution says about the right to assemble and the right of religious freedom. None of them have been taught american history or civics. This is an example of a poorly ran school with poor education standards.

- submitted by a community member
February 14, 2013
Yesterday, February 13, 2013 the principal without cause or reason removed from the premises nationally known Christian speaker/musician Bradlee Dean after his having been invited by the student group, The American Club. This is in direct violation of the Policy and Procedures of the district and of the student's civil rights to operate their club on school property. Why would an educated, professional behave in such an irrational manner? Why would he violate his oath of office to uphold and protect the Constitution?; and by that oath he should honor our students Constitutional rights of assembly and of religious freedom. Instead he violated them. Does this make him non-professional? Has he violated the DOE's regulation of Professional Conduct? This would not be the leadership that I would want our future citizens to emulate. He owes everyone an apology for his bad behavior.

- submitted by a community member
January 16, 2013
I am a student here and I dropped out right after freshman year. I transfered to North Broward and now back on A-B level. My sister spent all four years at this school and now attends the University of Miami. Saying that, she could have done a lot better. The teachers are good, but the staff is horrid. Campus is gross (for the most part) and the school is way to over populated. I've gotten countless detentions for just trying to get through the hallways. After all of this the senior classes get into only state schools and the school can't even afford to have enough honors and AP classes. Please take my advice and consider another school like North Broward or Pine Crest.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2012
To get an idea of how this school is run, go to the website and look for current and helpful information. The staff is unfriendly and unhelpful. The left hand doesn't even seem to know it HAS a right hand. That said, the teachers generally are very good.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
Mrs. Carter is a gem and makes her classes interesting but some of the better teachers have retired. As a parent I have been disturbed with the amount of cheating that takes place at this school. It seems students from wealthy families are favored. There are several well versed guidance counselors all though more preparation and education regarding college prep should be done junior year instead of senior year.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2012
Entrepreneurial Academy offers priceless business education and opportunities. Mrs. Carter is a GEM. The new principal, Mr. Latson CARES. He is a wonderful addition. Student body is not what one would expect in central Boca Raton. Plenty of diversity - kids bus in from near and far. Very competitive school academically. Kids here want to excel.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2012
im going to this school next year so i have much to learn. but my sister is a senior there this year, her thoughts about this school have been mixed. freshman and sophmore year she loved it but due to fitting in, teachers, clubs ect. she has changed her mind her last two years.

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2011
Spanish River is like a private school education with a public school price. My daughter has been in the Biotech Academy for three years and all of her teachers have been wonderful. The kids are really encouraged to do their best and challenge themselves. The administration and guidance are always helpful and there is a tremendous amount of parent involvement/support.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2011
We bought a house in that boundary just because of this school and turn out this school was a big disappointment, unimpressed teachers with dysfunctional students behavior.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2011
I'm very proud to be a parent of a student's in Spanish River Community High School. Teachers are good and social activities are very satisfactory.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2011
Excellent school!! My daughter goes there and she is really prepared for the university. She's been working hard, every day. The kids learn a lot.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2011
Our Son Attends Spanish River HS and let me just say we are so happy with the School, the Teachers and the Guidance Counselors have been fantastic as Our son attended a different Boca HS and was very unhappy, the kids were not welcoming nor where they freindly as in Spanish River he was Accepted and made some great friends as he came into the school in the middle of year back in 09 and Academically the other school was not challenging for him. He is very involved in their Business Entrepreneur Program and loves it..As far as Drugs go it was rampid in his last High School and Parents need to know it exists in ALL Schools. We Came from Another State and our children were in some of the best schools, and unfortunately Drugs were all over the School. We are very happy that we switched schools as Our son is thriving and couldn't imagine going anywhere else. We are very impressed with all the extra help this school offers students who need it, Ive had several meetings with the AP's and Guidance Counselors as well as my calls and emails returned very quickly. I would Recommend this school to anyone looking for a School that offers Students the chance to Succeed.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2011
excellent school great teachers my daugther is advance clases good staff and diverse after school activities

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2011
I was very exited to send my son to SRH at first ,but little by little I become very dissapointed with the school, it is nearly impossible to get a meeting with the teachers, the principal's open door policy is somewhat questionable.Another parent wrote that if you are not of a certain religion or backgrund you don't get too much attention. I thin it is truly sad that students have to be of a certain religion and social standard to receive the education that every child deserves no matter where they come from

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Academically a Excellent school. Good kids who have great school spirit.

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March 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
Excellent, best school in the area. The principal gets very involved and the teachers are amazing.

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December 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 19, 2009
Spanish River's Athletic Department is excellent. The coaches are caring and work hard to be good role models. Unfortunately, the academics are not as good. My child was a mid-year transfer student. He received no orientation. The guidance department tries to do a good job, but the school is very large (2000 students) and there are only 4 or 5 counselors. I have heard that they do a good job for accomplished students, but our experience was not good. I could not recommend Spanish River.

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September 04, 2009
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August 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2009
I do not like this school at all. I feel bad that my daughter had to attend and graduate from this school. Any parent who is thinking about sending their children to Spanish River High please think again, I'm sure you would rather have your child attending a better school than this one.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2009
I am a student here, and its not the best school, but its not the worst. Most students come from wealthy backgrounds, so it can be tough to fit in. The guidance is very helpfull. But the administration spends to much time on punishing troubled students not helping. I

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July 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
I am going to be a senior at SRHS and i think that all the parents that are bashing the guidance staff are very rude because i am in the bottom of my class and i am struggling to graduate, and the guidance staff has helped me the most so its not just all about the top 5% students that they care about so stop bashing them and grow up!!

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May 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
I agree with the parent who posted on August 5 th 2008. I was disappointed to see that the principle can not make time to be at important school functions. This school is definitely for the have and not for the have nots and the students discriminate against students who are not of the same religious backgrounds.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 10, 2009
i am currently a junior and I think that spanish river's teachers are mostly pretty good. But the students take advatage of the teachers alot and the school lets certain kids get away with skipping just so they wont drop out.

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December 17, 2008
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December 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
I am currently a sophmore at SRHS and I absolutley love it! The principal gets very involved and the teachers are amazing. Everthing is great about the school except the football team.

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November 22, 2008
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September 26, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2008
I am currently a graduating senior at Spanish River and I am positive I would have not received the same academic, athletic, and overall high school experience had I attended another school. Being reassigned to Spanish River my freshman year, I found the honors and AP classes challenging yet interesting. I quickly made friends and got involved in the school community. All of my teachers, with a few exceptions, have been wonderful and always willing to help as they are genuinely concerned for the education of the student. Those parents who complain regarding teaching need to reevaluate the academic drive of their own student. As for the classes, they are much more challenging than the private school curriculum from which many students enter SRHS from. Overall River is a fantastic school and I would reccommend enrollment to anyone ready for a challenge! :)

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July 22, 2008
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November 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2007
After attending a charter school in the West Palm Beach area for all of 9th grade I transitioned back to my homeschool (SRHS) for the rest of my high school carrer. The teachers are absolutley excelent. SRHS has a long tradition of keeping teachers for years and years. One of my favorite teachers (biology, Mr. Adams) has been at the school since it opened! SRHS has prepared me for college in ways that I cannot even imagine. All the Advance Placement classes teach exactly like they do in college and it has really prepared me.

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2007
Academic Programs are a disgrace the 'teachers' give the notes and expect the students to learn. Do not misunderstand me there are a select few who are decent teachers. What can I say the music and arts departments have much to be desired we have this theater that cost the school millions of dollars and it is almost never used. They have about 5-8 music classes if that. This school focuses too much on the seniors to even care about the underclassmen. Parents don't even get me started they ask there children how their day was and thats the end of the story. Overall terrible school in a stuck up community

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2007
The school's okay. Not that easy to get into a click if you come in after freshman year. Guidence is poor, they don't seem to try hard enough to get classes right, took a month for me to get a class i needed for my grade level credit. It's not a horrible school, but I've been to better.

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no rating September 17, 2007
I just started and i love school!!!

- submitted by a student
July 29, 2007
Great school, high spirit level and many ways to get involved if the student has an interest to. Many levels of learning giving any student the ability to fit in and find a niche. Principal is uninvolved. Classes vary depending on teacher, but if lucky it can be a great experience! I would recommend any student to attend

- submitted by a former student
July 15, 2007
My sister and I both went to Spanish River. I can confidently say, after completing an advanced college degree, that this high school thoroughly prepared me for the challenges of college and other aspects of life. Although Dr. McKee is no longer principal, many of the same teachers remain and the student environment is still positive and involved.

- submitted by a former student
December 05, 2006
The school is ok if your in the top 5% or if the student is a self motivated learner. Guidance is weak.

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October 19, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
September 09, 2006
Okay school, but the guidance conselors are poor and uninterested in any student but the top 5%. Some of the teachers are great. Not the best place considering it wins awards all the time. Makes me think they are simply better on paper than in reality. They do have potential.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
Having moved down from NY, I was nervous about the schools. I was very pleased and surprised with Spanish River. THe kids are great, the teachers car and the parents are involved....

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October 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
I go there, and it has the most elite and competitive student body in the boca raton area. I know students from all over, and have been to many schools.

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2005
Disappointment. Being known as one of the best schools in county, I expected more. My child is not really happy with teacher's willing to help and teach. They feel like teachers are just waiting for the day to end... My child, straight A student, does not know principal's name after two years in the school! Comparing it to other schools in the district, it is still better...

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August 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
This school was a nightmare. My daughter had a hard time adjusting to the clicks and everyone trying to out do each other. They offer all of the extracurricular activites that most public high schools have yet the parent involvement was low.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
My experience was so horrible at SRHS, I transfered my child out of it! When trying to do so, the staff was nothing short of uncooperative and rude! I found that from the principal, was very unconcerned when my childs grades plummited down to all F's! I have since moved my son into a private school where he is once again on an A + b level!

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June 29, 2005
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June 23, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 09, 2005
I think this is an ok school, it has alot to offer students such as sign lang., my son has enjoyed his years out there. The teachers are good and knowledgable of what they teach. keep up the good work sharks.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2005
It has very good academic programs;academics are extremely advanced for a public school. Great clubs and sports programs. Very worthwhile for you child to get a diploma from this well acredited school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating April 08, 2005
This school provides little assistance for parents of a child who may be having a difficult time with fitting in. Peer pressure was immence going from a 'dress code' environment to 'anything goes'. Guiding my son toward a college course was what I was expecting, however I was told by the time my teen my child was heading down the wrong path, failing 3 out of 7 classes I was told it is 'only 3' and if I came in and saw them in person maybe some grades could be change! I was appalled! I would not suggest anyone to send their child to this uncaring school!

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March 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2004
This school is extremely poor, guidance is poor. Several children within my Community have Become dropouts even while achieving A's previously, due to poor guidance and administration. I feel the teachers need to become more involved with their students. Teachers are not properly teaching lessons and many just hand out quiz's without teaching the subject matter. We moved to this district on account of spanish rivers 'A' rating. This is false, This school deserves D due to their dropout rate.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2004
Although Spanish River High School is a well known school in the district, the children there need to be more vocal in speaking out about the poor teaching methods throughout the school. Half the teachers do not teach full lessons, and then expect us children to do well on their impossible exams...a bit ironic since we don't understand/know the full material.

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2004
Safe environment and excellent reputation but my daughter's teachers are not challenging her in honor classes. Worst of all guidance counselors make themselves unavailable. School is overrated.

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February 04, 2004
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Spanish River Community High School
5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton, FL  33496
(561) 241-2200
Last modified Spanish River Community High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Spanish River Community High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 75 reviews.