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Palm Beach Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 2853 students

 

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Posted May 12, 2006

central is hands down one of the top high schools in plam beach county. great academics, great sports, great atmoshpere. teacher/student relationships are excellent and all administrators are very visible throughout the day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2005

Palm Beach Central has a very positive atmosphere. Most of the students are really friendly, and willing to make new friends easily. The administration is very strict on their students, but still it's a very nice atmosphere. The teachers are great, and very involved with pep-rallys (which are awesome!), extra curicular activities, dances, student government. It is a new school though, so alot of students want to 'put down' the school...not true. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2005

School more interested in tracking attendance than what the kids were doing in class, some of the teachers my child had didn't appear to be interested in teaching. On a positive note, this is the 3rd year this school has been open and it is supposed to be getting better but I've moved my child to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

Palm beach central is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2005

Palm beach central was a great experience I learned how to get along with different people around the area. I love palm beach central.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 25, 2005

the program seems very nice n the school is clean.they offer great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

This was a good school. My child attended the school for one year. There was a great sports presence and my son had the opportunity to play on a team. I do feel that some of the teachers he had were less involved then I would have liked, but all-in-all, it is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

This school offeres Culinary Arts (Cooking), Information Technology, Engineering much more I do not know of (I think)... But I know those I listed for SURE. This school has a C right now, yes, it could use improvment on it. Overall this school is great, new, big. The quality of these programs are good...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

I always hear from people who don't attend this school, how PBCHS is not a good school and all that. As a student there for 2 years, I strongly disagree. It is a great school. All my teachers have been great. They always listen and teach from their hearts! There are a lot of cool activities that go on that any student can attend, and most of them are very fun. Our football team may not be the best in state but we have other great sports teams! our softball is awesome! Dont listen to waht the newspaper or people who dont really go to PBCHS. Ask someone who attends the school. They will all tell you how great it is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2005

PBC is a great school run in an amazing way. Their math and social studies programs are tops. The leadership is outstanding, it's a reflection of the community, and the education is 2nd to none!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2004

I'm in 10th grade and its great. Most teachers are great and they talk and deal with your child to get the best possible grade a child deserves. Though I do not agree with the principles tardy policy. Its a brand new school and were hopefully going to grow into a Great school soon. There are lots of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

700 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

691 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

706 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

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.

741 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 64% in 2013.

579 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

683 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

570 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 42%
Hispanic 32%
Black 18%
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 28%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%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 91%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%73%61%
Master's degree 29%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. BURLEY MONDY
Fax number
  • (561) 304-1017

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

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Music
  • Band
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8499 Forest Hill Boulevard
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