Berkshire Elementary School

Summary:

Berkshire Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Palm Beach, Florida, serving 1,046 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Palm Beach School District, which is ranked 45 out of 67 districts in Florida and is rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Berkshire Elementary has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (72.66%) compared to nearby schools like Palmetto Elementary and Greenacres Elementary, which range from 42.72% to 79.47% Hispanic students. The school also has consistently higher chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 18.0% to 33.8%, compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 6.0% to 43.8%. Berkshire Elementary's test scores are generally lower than the Palm Beach and Florida state averages across various subjects and grade levels, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Math 4-13 percentage points below the district and state averages in 2022-2023.

Despite having the highest spending per student, ranging from $9,769 to $12,461 per student, Berkshire Elementary's academic performance does not seem to reflect this higher investment. In contrast, Meadow Park Elementary, located within the same district, stands out as a higher-performing school with significantly better test scores and a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, despite serving a student population with a similar racial and economic profile to Berkshire Elementary. Identifying and addressing the root causes of Berkshire Elementary's underperformance, such as improving attendance, strengthening instructional practices, and providing targeted support for struggling students, could be crucial steps in improving student outcomes at the school.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1060 Kirk Rd
       West Palm Beach, FL  33406-4956


(561) 304-2000

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
1463rd of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,461 Help


Students who attend Berkshire Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Palm Springs Middle School
High:    Forest Hill Community High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.9 Help
Number of students:  1,046

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
72.7%
White:
15.7%
African American:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Berkshire Elementary School ranks worse than 65.3% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 77th among 128 ranked elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.32. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (72.7%), White (15.7%), African American (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Berkshire Elementary School is 15.9. 77 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Berkshire Elementary School is $12,461. 90 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Berkshire Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Palm Beach:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Beach 45th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Berkshire Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 43.71 992nd 1688 41.2%
2007 36.22 1201st 1786 32.8%
2008 30.63 1334th 1789 25.4%
2009 45.18 1078th 1847 41.6%
2010 48.56 1069th 1919 44.3%
2011 59.70 847th 1985 57.3%
2012 59.27 814th 1984 59.0%
2013 52.02 961st 2029 52.6%
2014 55.15 920th 2064 55.4%
2016 56.00 916th 2087 56.1%
2017 42.03 1229th 2112 41.8%
2018 38.08 1342nd 2118 36.6%
2019 47.73 1136th 2182 47.9%
2021 45.34 1188th 2247 47.1%
2022 43.84 1231st 2219 44.5%
2023 35.32 1462nd 2240 34.7%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Berkshire Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 574 63 9 100 1 n/a n/a 0 747
1989 605 66 9 146 0 n/a n/a 0 826
1990 579 71 13 213 2 n/a n/a 0 878
1991 528 73 22 221 4 n/a n/a 0 848
1992 512 72 30 247 4 n/a n/a 0 865
1993 539 106 30 310 2 n/a n/a 0 987
1994 511 90 41 364 3 n/a n/a 0 1009
1995 463 83 38 247 6 n/a n/a 0 837
1996 463 83 38 247 6 n/a n/a 0 837
1997 449 93 31 264 6 n/a n/a 0 843
1998 451 75 28 260 6 n/a n/a 0 820
1999 430 93 27 316 3 n/a n/a 0 869
2000 396 121 28 347 6 n/a n/a 0 898
2001 340 112 28 427 5 n/a n/a 0 912
2002 265 68 21 421 9 n/a n/a 0 784
2003 265 68 21 421 9 n/a n/a 0 784
2004 225 75 16 400 7 n/a n/a 0 723
2005 186 75 16 373 5 n/a n/a 0 655
2006 145 68 15 381 4 n/a n/a 0 613
2007 127 60 11 364 2 n/a n/a 28 592
2008 185 99 16 531 3 n/a n/a 44 878
2009 174 120 14 588 3 n/a n/a 55 954
2010 152 133 31 673 7 n/a n/a 29 1025
2011 149 129 20 652 11 8 24 0 993
2012 159 135 22 744 10 9 27 0 1106
2013 169 116 24 825 7 8 19 0 1168
2014 126 110 20 826 5 6 22 0 1115
2015 139 87 16 832 2 5 16 0 1097
2016 127 91 11 869 2 4 18 0 1122
2017 104 90 6 837 2 2 52 0 1093
2018 119 102 7 875 4 1 44 0 1152
2019 108 107 5 839 6 2 42 0 1109
2020 106 97 8 845 7 1 37 0 1101
2021 101 94 10 810 8 1 29 0 1053
2022 116 103 9 787 7 2 19 0 1043
2023 164 93 13 760 2 1 13 0 1046

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Berkshire Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 747 50.0 14.9 32.4
1989 826 54.0 15.2 32.7
1990 878 56.0 15.6 38.5
1991 848 55.0 15.4 42.7
1992 865 51.0 16.9 n/a
1993 987 54.0 18.3 47.8
1994 1009 57.0 17.7 51.2
1995 837 54.0 15.5 45.9
1996 837 54.0 15.5 45.9
1997 843 47.0 17.9 38.9
1998 820 51.0 16.1 50.2
1999 869 52.0 16.7 67.1
2000 898 53.0 16.9 68.3
2001 912 53.0 17.2 65.8
2002 784 55.0 14.3 76.3
2003 784 55.0 14.3 76.3
2004 723 54.0 13.4 70
2005 655 55.0 11.9 69.6
2006 613 56.0 10.9 69.5
2007 592 54.0 11.0 72.5
2008 878 63.5 13.8 66.8
2009 954 81.4 13.6 74
2010 1025 74.5 13.7 77.8
2011 993 77.5 12.8 74.2
2012 1106 79.5 13.9 77.1
2013 1168 89.0 13.1 76.9
2014 1115 90.0 12.3 82.6
2015 1097 76.0 14.4 81.9
2016 1122 88.0 12.7 85.3
2017 1093 82.0 13.3 83.3
2018 1152 84.0 13.7 84.5
2019 1109 74.6 14.8 81.2
2020 1101 72.8 15.1 81.6
2021 1053 66.0 15.9 87
2022 1043 65.0 16.0 86.9
2023 1046 65.5 15.9 70.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Berkshire Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 747 50.0 14.9 32.4
1989 826 54.0 15.2 32.7
1990 878 56.0 15.6 38.5
1991 848 55.0 15.4 42.7
1992 865 51.0 16.9 n/a
1993 987 54.0 18.3 47.8
1994 1009 57.0 17.7 51.2
1995 837 54.0 15.5 45.9
1996 837 54.0 15.5 45.9
1997 843 47.0 17.9 38.9
1998 820 51.0 16.1 50.2
1999 869 52.0 16.7 67.1
2000 898 53.0 16.9 68.3
2001 912 53.0 17.2 65.8
2002 784 55.0 14.3 76.3
2003 784 55.0 14.3 76.3
2004 723 54.0 13.4 70
2005 655 55.0 11.9 69.6
2006 613 56.0 10.9 69.5
2007 592 54.0 11.0 72.5
2008 878 63.5 13.8 66.8
2009 954 81.4 13.6 74
2010 1025 74.5 13.7 77.8
2011 993 77.5 12.8 74.2
2012 1106 79.5 13.9 77.1
2013 1168 89.0 13.1 76.9
2014 1115 90.0 12.3 82.6
2015 1097 76.0 14.4 81.9
2016 1122 88.0 12.7 85.3
2017 1093 82.0 13.3 83.3
2018 1152 84.0 13.7 84.5
2019 1109 74.6 14.8 81.2
2020 1101 72.8 15.1 81.6
2021 1053 66.0 15.9 87
2022 1043 65.0 16.0 86.9
2023 1046 65.5 15.9 70.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Berkshire Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $924 (10.8%) $7,608 (89.2%) $8,532
2019 $935 (10.2%) $8,189 (89.8%) $9,124
2020 $680 (7.0%) $9,089 (93.0%) $9,769
2021 $1,078 (10.5%) $9,179 (89.5%) $10,257
2022 $1,921 (17.4%) $9,140 (82.6%) $11,061
2023 $1,947 (15.6%) $10,514 (84.4%) $12,461

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Berkshire Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1136th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1462nd of 2240 Elementary schools
 13.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Berkshire Elementary School)5042
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5454
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Berkshire Elementary School)6254
 8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6558
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Berkshire Elementary School)6352
 11%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)6262
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Berkshire Elementary School)7455
 19%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6759
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Berkshire Elementary School)4652
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5957
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Berkshire Elementary School)5949
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6550
 15%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Berkshire Elementary School)3747
 10%
   5th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5151
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students11091046
 5.7%
African American10793
 13.1%
American Indian62
 66.7%
Asian513
 160%
Hispanic839760
 9.4%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White108164
 51.9%
Two or More Races4213
 69%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.2%70.3%
 10.9%


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Students who attend Berkshire Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Palm Springs Middle School
High : Forest Hill Community High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,046 students attended Berkshire Elementary School.

Students at Berkshire Elementary School are 73% Hispanic, 16% White, 9% African American, 1% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

Berkshire Elementary School ranks 1463rd of 2242 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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