Palm Beach Central High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
8499 Forest Hill Blvd
Wellington, FL 33411
Phone
(561) 304-1000
District
PALM BEACH
County
PALM BEACH COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
Yes
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
3065
Classroom Teachers
147

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Florida

8

(10 is best)

Better than 74.7% of FL schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

8

(10 is best)

Palm Beach Central High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 9

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 56 49
Proficiency in Reading 60 55
Proficiency in Math 51 43

Grade 10

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 62 55
Proficiency in Reading 61 52
Proficiency in Math 62 57

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 20.85
AVG FOR DISTRICT 16.53
AVG FOR STATE 17.31
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 772 25.2%
Grade 10 794 25.9%
Grade 11 737 24.0%
Grade 12 762 24.9%
Total 3065 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 36.9% 31.3% 39.1%
Black 19.1% 28.8% 22.7%
Hispanic 38.9% 35.7% 34.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.4% 3.2% 2.9%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 1.0% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 43.8% 58.5% 55.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 38.5% 54.1% 49.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.3% 4.4% 5.6%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 1,446,277 21,477,737
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 652.7 394
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.1% 5.4%
5-19 YEARS OLD 16.4% 17.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 29.0% 31.3%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.2% 26.5%
65 OR OLDER 23.3% 19.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 548,216 7,685,603
Single Parent Households With Children 9.3% 10.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.2% 88.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 35.7% 29.2%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 15.0% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.8% 12.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.5% 11.9%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.4% 18.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.7% 19.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.6% 15.9%
$15,000 or less 9.9% 11.6%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,299 $1,213,949,579 59.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $307 $59,165,347 2.9%
Staff $593 $114,283,553 5.6%
General Administration $94 $18,115,774 0.9%
School Administration $547 $105,418,387 5.1%
Operation $1,040 $200,429,840 9.7%
Transportation $281 $54,154,601 2.6%
Other $157 $30,257,197 1.5%
Total Support $3,019 $581,824,699 28.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,356 $261,329,676 12.7%
Total Expenditures $10,675 $2,057,296,675 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,518 $15,680,419,620 54.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $393 $1,115,927,502 3.9%
Staff $562 $1,597,036,017 5.5%
General Administration $82 $233,184,247 0.8%
School Administration $499 $1,416,837,032 4.9%
Operation $863 $2,452,400,846 8.5%
Transportation $345 $980,412,168 3.4%
Other $230 $654,234,812 2.3%
Total Support $2,974 $8,449,491,174 29.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,686 $4,789,826,724 16.6%
Total Expenditures $10,178 $28,920,342,915 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%