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West Boca Raton High School

Public | 9-12 | 2071 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2013

My daughter graduated three years ago, and my son has 2 years to go. Great school, high standards, but some of the teachers ...??? I've been around the block a few times, and some of the teachers (a very small percentage) have issues. They don't teach. Learning to be an independent thinker and learning to be resourceful is one thing, but this one teacher could have done so much more. Dissapointing and frustrating. But as a whole, the school is great and there is a lot of opportunity. We moved to West Boca even before WBCH existed, and this only made the area better, we were lucky to choose this area to live in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2012

Some teachers are good while other teachers just want you to get their class over with and move onto the next year. They also push you into taking AP classes just so they can get the money from it. But other than that, this school is just phenomenal. This school does a great job for preparing you and challenging you to your academic needs
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2012

It is my daughters first year at West Boca. It has been a fantastic transition and she Loves it. She is in the Medical Program, enjoying every minute and has been lucky to get wonderful teachers. Very happy at West Boca.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

West Boca is the worced school in Florida 1.every kid is on Drugs 2.Bullying all over the place 3.More Police is needed at the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

I need to know more about this school, results for fcat, advice from students attending this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

i love this school, it is great for our children. But there is a little bit of choas, but thats what high schools are like, Right?
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

A rated, large slection of classes, great sports teams
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Its a 3 year old high school with great teachers and academic courses.They care about the students.My son was in the first graduating class of 2006.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

My son is in the drafting program and loves it. He runs cross country and could not be happier. The school is beautiful and I can't wait to send my other kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2009

i just graduated class of 09 babyy lol from this school i went to west boca all four of my high school years i love it the classes they offer are great the teachers really care i wish i can go back already
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2009

I am a student currently attending West Boca High School and I absolutely hate it. I went from an A-B student, with high GPA and HPA to a D-F student. Teachers are intimidating and make everything uncomfortable. The students are very snobby and are not open minded at all. The experience I have had at this school made my high school experience so far a dreadful time! Do not send your children here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2008

As a West Boca graduate I would like to say that West Boca is an Amazing school. I was there when it first started and trust me it only got better as the years went by. The school is great acdemicly and performing wise and everything in between. West Boca is such a well rounded school increasing performance in areas your child needs, as long as he/she is willing. If the student at this school wants to acheive great thing with a good attitude, he/she will find everything for this school provides it all. It simply depends on wheter you really want it or not!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

I have now had one child graduate in the first graduating class and another child graduate from the first 4 years of the school. This school is terrific. Guidance counselor, Ms. Capps, is exceptional and very caring. Performing arts department is the best around. Vanguard band and director are absolutely incredible. Drafting and Design and other academies have much to offer our students. I have another child in elementary school and am very excited she will be attending West Boca in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

The Vanguard is phenomenal, best band and best band program in the state. If your child has an interest in music, this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

The School after it's three-year life has been integrated; you can now find great diversity in both student and faculty bodies. Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

If your child went form A-B to D-F, then this high achieving school is not the right place for your kid. This school provides a wide range of paths for the students to follow and its curriculum is rather on the difficult, but achivable side. Highly recommend school for hard-working and knowledgable students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2007

I am a student at WBRH. This is my first year here but it is a great school. Few problems other than stuck up students. I am in the Drafting academy and its amazing.--
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2006

West Boca High School is the BEST thing to happen in my son's academic life!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

I'm not a parent, but a student, I was enrolled in wbhs for 2 years, they were the best two years. This school makes students feel as if they are part of something, if not in sports, in academies and other programs, there is something for everyone. Teaching wise, the teachers are amazing, always willing to help, the learning environment is great, I had a lot of fun in this school and still did great academically. The guidance is also amazing, the counselors are always helping, the parent involvement is good. In my opinion, West Boca Raton High School was the best school I attended.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 23, 2006

This school is intimidating and uncomfortable. It is stark and fortress-like. My child went from an A-B student to a D-F.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

502 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

466 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
95%
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.

545 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

465 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
80%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

410 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
77%
U.S. History

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

502 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 59%
Hispanic 26%
Black 9%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 130%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 21%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 87%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%73%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MARK STENNER
Fax number
  • (561) 672-2014

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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12811 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33498
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Phone: (561) 672-2001

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