Best Public Schools in Delray Beach, FL


The city of Delray Beach, Florida is home to 10 schools, including 7 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, and 1 alternative school, all part of the Palm Beach school district. While the district is ranked 41 out of 68 in Florida and rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger, a few standout schools in Delray Beach are performing exceptionally well.

Morikami Park Elementary School consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Florida, receiving a 5-star rating and boasting 87-99% of students proficient or better in various subjects. Banyan Creek Elementary School also performs well, ranking in the top half of Florida elementary schools with strong math scores. In contrast, Carver Middle School and Orchard View Elementary struggle with lower proficiency rates.

The data reveals stark contrasts in performance, with a potential correlation between racial makeup and academic achievement. Schools with higher percentages of African American and Hispanic students generally perform worse than those with more White and Asian students. Addressing chronic absenteeism, which ranges from 5.7% to 34%, could be a key priority for improving student outcomes across Delray Beach schools. While some schools face challenges, the district's pockets of excellence, like Morikami Park Elementary, provide a model for how to elevate student success.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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