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Royal Palm Beach High School

Public | 9-12 | 2249 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 3, 2008

This school is great and i am glad to be a stdent here. The teachers help you to understand things more and that is a better chance of passing the fcat. This school has many great opertunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2007

This school is heading in the proper direction. Community outreach is improved and the locals are supporting the administration. Academics are good and there is plenty of engaged and caring teachers on staff. Nice mix of kids with very few issues. One of the best in Palm Beach County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

I was a student at Royal Palm B. high and I just came back to my country and to tell you the truth I miss that school because its a fun experience when you look back and think of all the fun I had there...
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2007

I am a parent of a new student enrolled in Royal Palm Beach High School and am looking foward to a great year for my daughter and myself. Her High School Years are extremeley important to us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2007

I like this school. My son graduated from this school, and yes , it was a cooperative effort between him, his teachers, and his parents. But, amen, it was done. Now my Super intelligent daughter is attending and I know she will do very, very, well.She was also blessed with great interested and involved teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

This is a good school. Alot of the teachers are actually caring and the administrators try hard to keep it on the up. Their sports activities are real good too, especially football.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2005

School is very large, not prepared for 9th graders, they are left on their own to find their way, teachers don't care - for example don't give parent a call if your child is not dressing for P.E.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I'm truly hoping the new principle will bring a higher level of respect for authority to the school. I'm also hoping moral and ethical values will return to the campus and the activites that go on there. The hard working teachers need the support of the principle in keeping the class under control. The students need a safe place to learn. Good luck to the new principle this year and good luck to the students of Royal Palm Beach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

This is a great school. The principle is awsome. She is never locked up in her office like most principles and is always somewhere to be found on campus. Her staff is very supportive of her and the decisions she make on campus.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 9, 2005

I think Royal Palm is a great school. The worst thing about the school is how parents don't give the principle a chance. They say she isn't good and don't like her tactics. However, they are great. Nothing but great things has happened since she has been there. Actually, she is the most successful principle in the history of Royal Palm. She is very sturdy and aggressive towards education which is a great thing. The extracurricular activities are also striving.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2005

This school is a very good school, however, like all schools it does have its faults. For example, the administration is all African American and at times, there has been racial tension generated with how they deal with white students. The drama department is very well orchestrated, however, a new teacher is coming to the school for the 2005-2006 school year. The sporting teams at the school seem to do okay, but, they do not seem to ever win the big game. Since the teams at times fail, it is somewhat easier to make the team at the school than it might be at another school. Music, in terms of band is fantastic, and very competitive. The band has gotten straight superior ratings over the last few years. All in all, Royal Palm Beach High School is an educational experience that at times can falter, but most of the time shines.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2005

royal palm beach hihgh school is at a great location and is a great architectural designe school, but the teachers are not understanding to students needs and feelings, and they have no respect for the students what so ever. How are students suppose to respect there teachers if there teachers arn't worthy of respect?
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2005

I felt that Royal Palm had good quality extracurricular activities and most of my childs classes were of high quality. But at this school not many parents seem to be involed with their childrens academics. I also felt that this school wasn't very good in discipline areas when it came to dress code. I saw many students dressed very inapropriate and out of dress code. I felt this school could've done a better job in dress code disipline. If I had to rate this school I would give it a D. thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

The principal is not appreciated and lacks in understanding of the children. She uses questonable means to engage in educations, is definately someone you do not want to oversee your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

My son, a freshman at Royal Palm Beach High School, was a member of the Junior National Honor Society while in Middle School. I am pleased with the education that he is receiving at Royal Palm, which is also a clean and safe environment.
—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.

578 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

507 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

557 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

485 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
23%
Biology I

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

620 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
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
Black 39%
Hispanic 31%
White 23%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 50%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 75%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%73%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 9%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. JESUS ARMAS
Fax number
  • (561) 753-4015

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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10600 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
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