John I. Leonard High School

Summary:

John I. Leonard High School is a public high school located in Greenacres, Florida, serving 3,549 students in grades 9-12. 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.

Academically, John I. Leonard High School consistently underperforms compared to the Palm Beach district and state averages in standardized test scores across various subjects and grade levels. For example, the school's proficiency rates in Algebra 1 (14%), Geometry (34%), and 10th grade English Language Arts (28%) were significantly lower than the district (50%, 51%, and 50%) and state (54%, 49%, and 50%) averages. However, the school's four-year graduation rate, ranging from 91.0% to 93.8%, is comparable to or slightly higher than the district and state averages. The school also faces challenges with a high chronic absenteeism rate, rising from 15.5% in 2019-2020 to 25.1% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the district average.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Palm Beach Central High School and G-Star School of the Arts, John I. Leonard High School's academic performance is generally lower, with lower proficiency rates and state rankings. However, the school's graduation rate is comparable to or slightly higher than some nearby schools, such as Forest Hill Community High School and Slam Academy High School Palm Beach. The school's high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, as indicated by the free and reduced-price lunch rates, may contribute to its academic challenges and suggest a need for targeted interventions and resource allocation to support its unique student population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4701 10th Ave N
       Greenacres, FL  33463-2205


(561) 641-1200

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
572nd of 792 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,247 Help


Feeder schools for John I. Leonard High School:

Elementary:    Clifford O Taylor/Kirklane Elementary
    Forest Hill Elementary School
    Greenacres Elementary School
    Melaleuca Elementary School
Middle:    L C Swain Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.2 Help
Number of students:  3,549

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
70.0%
African American:
16.9%
White:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details John I. Leonard High School ranks worse than 72.2% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 26th among 42 ranked high schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.33. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of John I. Leonard High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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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 John I. Leonard High School has the largest high school student body size in the Palm Beach School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (70%), African American (16.9%), White (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John I. Leonard High School is 20.2. 31 high schools in the Palm Beach School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare John I. Leonard High School employs 175 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John I. Leonard High School is $11,247. 28 high schools in the Palm Beach School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

John I. Leonard High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks John I. Leonard High School 572nd of 792 Florida public high schools. (See John I. Leonard High School in the ranking list.)

Palm Beach:

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


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Rank History for John I. Leonard High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 57.57 216th 484 55.4%
2005 41.52 318th 487 34.7%
2006 35.76 340th 477 28.7%
2007 37.61 372nd 563 33.9%
2008 41.76 361st 577 37.4%
2009 40.94 374th 587 36.3%
2010 51.63 337th 620 45.6%
2011 42.16 397th 622 36.2%
2012 25.60 443rd 606 26.9%
2013 24.79 496th 648 23.5%
2014 30.58 477th 687 30.6%
2016 38.78 388th 693 44.0%
2017 34.66 426th 714 40.3%
2018 32.53 446th 716 37.7%
2019 32.69 463rd 734 36.9%
2021 22.33 538th 746 27.9%
2022 26.91 530th 774 31.5%
2023 23.33 571st 792 27.9%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for John I. Leonard High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1857 158 38 196 6 n/a n/a 0 2255
1989 1722 259 46 227 7 n/a n/a 0 2261
1990 1542 237 45 231 11 n/a n/a 0 2066
1991 1508 260 51 243 8 n/a n/a 0 2070
1992 1484 420 48 289 8 n/a n/a 0 2249
1993 1397 438 47 347 7 n/a n/a 0 2236
1994 1400 481 42 452 3 n/a n/a 0 2378
1995 1500 530 53 550 11 n/a n/a 0 2644
1996 1500 530 53 550 11 n/a n/a 0 2644
1997 1554 627 55 648 12 n/a n/a 0 2896
1998 1535 607 57 711 13 n/a n/a 0 2923
1999 1422 624 72 796 12 n/a n/a 0 2926
2000 1344 639 74 884 5 n/a n/a 0 2946
2001 1306 597 82 1051 7 n/a n/a 0 3043
2002 1158 627 89 1178 12 n/a n/a 0 3064
2003 1158 627 89 1178 12 n/a n/a 0 3064
2004 956 434 64 1074 6 n/a n/a 0 2534
2005 814 366 56 1104 6 n/a n/a 0 2346
2006 708 372 52 1114 5 n/a n/a 0 2251
2007 581 343 52 1052 10 n/a n/a 49 2087
2008 496 378 51 1136 11 n/a n/a 66 2138
2009 471 391 44 1144 12 n/a n/a 74 2136
2010 463 416 61 1243 19 n/a n/a 55 2257
2011 512 480 40 1349 32 14 63 0 2490
2012 489 525 53 1334 36 7 55 0 2499
2013 499 609 55 1522 35 6 56 0 2782
2014 499 654 47 1709 19 9 46 0 2983
2015 464 685 65 1965 22 8 46 0 3255
2016 445 733 60 2107 28 5 37 0 3415
2017 433 739 54 2341 21 4 43 0 3635
2018 372 692 55 2414 29 3 46 0 3611
2019 318 689 63 2382 18 4 44 0 3518
2020 272 664 65 2544 14 2 45 0 3606
2021 248 624 59 2503 15 6 54 0 3509
2022 291 629 55 2509 16 7 44 0 3551
2023 368 601 45 2483 13 7 32 0 3549

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 John I. Leonard High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2255 138.0 16.3 5.8
1989 2261 152.0 14.8 8.5
1990 2066 143.0 14.4 9
1991 2070 131.0 15.8 9.9
1992 2249 133.0 16.9 n/a
1993 2236 113.0 19.8 17.1
1994 2378 122.0 19.5 24.2
1995 2644 135.0 19.6 18.8
1996 2644 135.0 19.6 18.8
1997 2896 139.0 20.8 14.4
1998 2923 143.0 20.4 24.6
1999 2926 149.0 19.6 27
2000 2946 155.0 19.0 36.1
2001 3043 154.0 19.8 39.2
2002 3064 158.0 19.4 38.2
2003 3064 158.0 19.4 38.2
2004 2534 132.0 19.2 41.3
2005 2346 128.0 18.3 38.9
2006 2251 133.0 16.9 42
2007 2087 137.0 15.2 43.2
2008 2138 127.5 16.8 43.4
2009 2136 151.8 16.4 51.1
2010 2257 128.0 17.6 57.3
2011 2490 133.0 18.7 64
2012 2499 135.0 18.5 71.5
2013 2782 141.0 19.7 71.9
2014 2983 159.0 18.7 78.5
2015 3255 164.0 19.8 77.5
2016 3415 176.0 19.4 80.7
2017 3635 179.0 20.3 78.5
2018 3611 188.0 19.2 76.4
2019 3518 168.5 20.8 75.6
2020 3606 168.5 21.4 76
2021 3509 176.5 19.8 88
2022 3551 171.5 20.7 87
2023 3549 175.0 20.2 67.3

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 John I. Leonard High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2255 138.0 16.3 5.8
1989 2261 152.0 14.8 8.5
1990 2066 143.0 14.4 9
1991 2070 131.0 15.8 9.9
1992 2249 133.0 16.9 n/a
1993 2236 113.0 19.8 17.1
1994 2378 122.0 19.5 24.2
1995 2644 135.0 19.6 18.8
1996 2644 135.0 19.6 18.8
1997 2896 139.0 20.8 14.4
1998 2923 143.0 20.4 24.6
1999 2926 149.0 19.6 27
2000 2946 155.0 19.0 36.1
2001 3043 154.0 19.8 39.2
2002 3064 158.0 19.4 38.2
2003 3064 158.0 19.4 38.2
2004 2534 132.0 19.2 41.3
2005 2346 128.0 18.3 38.9
2006 2251 133.0 16.9 42
2007 2087 137.0 15.2 43.2
2008 2138 127.5 16.8 43.4
2009 2136 151.8 16.4 51.1
2010 2257 128.0 17.6 57.3
2011 2490 133.0 18.7 64
2012 2499 135.0 18.5 71.5
2013 2782 141.0 19.7 71.9
2014 2983 159.0 18.7 78.5
2015 3255 164.0 19.8 77.5
2016 3415 176.0 19.4 80.7
2017 3635 179.0 20.3 78.5
2018 3611 188.0 19.2 76.4
2019 3518 168.5 20.8 75.6
2020 3606 168.5 21.4 76
2021 3509 176.5 19.8 88
2022 3551 171.5 20.7 87
2023 3549 175.0 20.2 67.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for John I. Leonard High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $627 (8.6%) $6,692 (91.4%) $7,319
2019 $695 (8.7%) $7,271 (91.3%) $7,967
2020 $634 (7.5%) $7,817 (92.5%) $8,451
2021 $852 (9.6%) $8,062 (90.5%) $8,913
2022 $1,425 (14.5%) $8,370 (85.5%) $9,795
2023 $1,431 (12.7%) $9,815 (87.3%) $11,247

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

Impact of COVID-19 on John I. Leonard High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 463rd of 734 High schoolsRanks 571st of 792 High schools
 9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (John I. Leonard High School)3432
 2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5654
 2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (John I. Leonard High School)3834
 4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5452
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (John I. Leonard High School)6754
 13%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Palm Beach)6963
 6%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6763
 4%
End of Course US History (John I. Leonard High School)6352
 11%
   End of Course US History (Palm Beach)6962
 7%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7063
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (John I. Leonard High School)2917
 12%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Palm Beach)6554
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (John I. Leonard High School)4634
 12%
   End of Course Geometry (Palm Beach)6153
 8%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students35183549
 0.9%
African American689601
 12.8%
American Indian1813
 27.8%
Asian6345
 28.6%
Hispanic23822483
 4.2%
Pacific Islander47
 75%
White318368
 15.7%
Two or More Races4432
 27.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.6%67.3%
 8.2%


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Students at John I. Leonard High School are 70% Hispanic, 17% African American, 10% White, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 3,549 students attended John I. Leonard High School.

John I. Leonard High School ranks 572nd of 792 Florida high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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