Palm Beach Gardens High School

Summary:

Palm Beach Gardens High School is a public high school serving 2,570 students in grades 9-12 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, which is part of the Palm Beach School District. While the school maintains a relatively high graduation rate, it consistently underperforms compared to the state and surrounding high-performing schools like Alexander W Dreyfoos Junior School Of The Arts and Suncoast Community High School in academic metrics, attendance, and socioeconomic factors.

Palm Beach Gardens High School has a significantly higher percentage of African American (52.06%) and Hispanic (24.59%) students compared to the surrounding schools, which tend to have a higher percentage of White students. The school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is consistently lower than the state and district averages, with only 20% proficient in EOC/Algebra 1 and 37% proficient in FAST/English Language Arts for 10th grade, compared to 54% and 50% state averages, respectively. Additionally, the school's chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 15.5% to 32.6%, is significantly higher than the surrounding high-performing schools, such as Suncoast Community High School at 4.3%.

The high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Palm Beach Gardens High School, ranging from 61.28% to 77.28%, suggests a correlation between socioeconomic status and academic performance. This highlights the need to address the unique challenges faced by economically disadvantaged students and provide targeted support to improve their educational outcomes. The stark contrast between Palm Beach Gardens High School and nearby high-performing schools underscores the importance of addressing racial and socioeconomic disparities in educational opportunities to ensure all students have the chance to succeed.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4245 Holly Dr
       Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410-5503


(561) 694-7300

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
583rd of 792 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,638 Help


Feeder schools for Palm Beach Gardens High School:

Elementary:    Allamanda Elementary School
    Lake Park Elementary School
    Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School
    Pierce Hammock Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  2,570

Racial breakdown:

African American:
52.1%
Hispanic:
24.6%
White:
16.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Palm Beach Gardens High School ranks worse than 73.6% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 27th 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 22.31. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Palm Beach Gardens 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 Student population at Palm Beach Gardens High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (52.1%), Hispanic (24.6%), White (16.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Palm Beach Gardens High School is 17, which is the 15th best among 42 high schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Palm Beach Gardens High School employs 151 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Palm Beach Gardens High School is $12,638, which is the 15th highest among 42 high schools in the Palm Beach School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Palm Beach Gardens High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Palm Beach Gardens High School 583rd of 792 Florida public high schools. (See Palm Beach Gardens 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 Palm Beach Gardens High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 62.60 180th 484 62.8%
2005 73.11 120th 487 75.4%
2006 57.63 210th 477 56.0%
2007 54.34 263rd 563 53.3%
2008 54.17 277th 577 52.0%
2009 60.40 247th 587 57.9%
2010 57.69 288th 620 53.5%
2011 50.39 341st 622 45.2%
2012 32.52 384th 606 36.6%
2013 36.76 405th 648 37.5%
2014 40.34 408th 687 40.6%
2016 33.05 439th 693 36.7%
2017 32.95 441st 714 38.2%
2018 29.40 476th 716 33.5%
2019 28.49 497th 734 32.3%
2021 23.29 528th 746 29.2%
2022 24.99 544th 774 29.7%
2023 22.31 582nd 792 26.5%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Palm Beach Gardens High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1674 521 36 56 4 n/a n/a 0 2291
1989 1617 547 46 72 2 n/a n/a 0 2284
1990 1463 645 49 63 0 n/a n/a 0 2220
1991 1386 670 54 91 2 n/a n/a 0 2203
1992 1173 661 62 104 3 n/a n/a 0 2003
1993 990 784 63 102 3 n/a n/a 0 1942
1994 846 691 63 99 3 n/a n/a 0 1702
1995 937 761 58 126 1 n/a n/a 0 1883
1996 937 761 58 126 1 n/a n/a 0 1883
1997 1050 749 84 149 6 n/a n/a 0 2038
1998 1205 747 85 162 12 n/a n/a 0 2211
1999 1242 781 92 165 11 n/a n/a 0 2291
2000 1230 884 95 178 11 n/a n/a 0 2398
2001 1222 919 107 214 13 n/a n/a 0 2475
2002 1215 1055 122 256 7 n/a n/a 0 2655
2003 1215 1055 122 256 7 n/a n/a 0 2655
2004 1151 1129 144 298 5 n/a n/a 0 2727
2005 1089 1158 147 289 11 n/a n/a 0 2694
2006 986 1159 141 299 11 n/a n/a 0 2596
2007 889 1223 153 291 9 n/a n/a 70 2635
2008 825 1239 130 305 7 n/a n/a 85 2591
2009 751 1170 133 293 8 n/a n/a 91 2446
2010 762 1193 131 375 16 n/a n/a 83 2560
2011 710 1214 112 403 14 7 98 0 2558
2012 713 1191 105 409 16 3 92 0 2529
2013 706 1152 105 439 14 4 82 0 2502
2014 712 1203 101 416 21 1 78 0 2532
2015 727 1247 108 430 33 1 89 0 2635
2016 703 1269 121 442 37 2 83 0 2657
2017 631 1390 111 494 27 1 78 0 2732
2018 625 1407 115 529 21 2 82 0 2781
2019 591 1384 108 552 18 2 81 0 2736
2020 571 1352 105 538 18 0 95 0 2679
2021 537 1327 98 550 17 3 86 0 2618
2022 494 1344 101 613 13 3 77 0 2645
2023 424 1338 93 632 11 5 67 0 2570

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 Palm Beach Gardens High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2291 128.0 17.8 7.7
1989 2284 145.0 15.7 7.4
1990 2220 130.0 17.0 11.1
1991 2203 135.0 16.3 10.6
1992 2003 118.0 16.9 n/a
1993 1942 99.0 19.6 27.3
1994 1702 99.0 17.2 27.8
1995 1883 101.0 18.6 20.9
1996 1883 101.0 18.6 20.9
1997 2038 104.0 19.6 15.1
1998 2211 112.0 19.7 22
1999 2291 118.0 19.4 14.3
2000 2398 125.0 19.2 26.2
2001 2475 129.0 19.2 22.1
2002 2655 142.0 18.7 23.4
2003 2655 142.0 18.7 23.4
2004 2727 149.0 18.3 25.1
2005 2694 162.0 16.6 24.1
2006 2596 163.0 15.9 48.7
2007 2635 157.0 16.8 48.3
2008 2591 165.5 15.7 51.1
2009 2446 182.7 15.6 56.8
2010 2560 152.5 16.7 57.3
2011 2558 150.0 17.0 58.2
2012 2529 147.0 17.2 62.4
2013 2502 147.0 17.0 60.6
2014 2532 151.0 16.7 63.7
2015 2635 157.0 16.7 62.4
2016 2657 156.0 17.0 66.1
2017 2732 155.0 17.6 69.5
2018 2781 161.0 17.2 65.6
2019 2736 151.0 18.1 66.2
2020 2679 161.0 16.6 65
2021 2618 156.0 16.7 75.9
2022 2645 154.0 17.1 77.3
2023 2570 151.0 17.0 61.3

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 Palm Beach Gardens High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2291 128.0 17.8 7.7
1989 2284 145.0 15.7 7.4
1990 2220 130.0 17.0 11.1
1991 2203 135.0 16.3 10.6
1992 2003 118.0 16.9 n/a
1993 1942 99.0 19.6 27.3
1994 1702 99.0 17.2 27.8
1995 1883 101.0 18.6 20.9
1996 1883 101.0 18.6 20.9
1997 2038 104.0 19.6 15.1
1998 2211 112.0 19.7 22
1999 2291 118.0 19.4 14.3
2000 2398 125.0 19.2 26.2
2001 2475 129.0 19.2 22.1
2002 2655 142.0 18.7 23.4
2003 2655 142.0 18.7 23.4
2004 2727 149.0 18.3 25.1
2005 2694 162.0 16.6 24.1
2006 2596 163.0 15.9 48.7
2007 2635 157.0 16.8 48.3
2008 2591 165.5 15.7 51.1
2009 2446 182.7 15.6 56.8
2010 2560 152.5 16.7 57.3
2011 2558 150.0 17.0 58.2
2012 2529 147.0 17.2 62.4
2013 2502 147.0 17.0 60.6
2014 2532 151.0 16.7 63.7
2015 2635 157.0 16.7 62.4
2016 2657 156.0 17.0 66.1
2017 2732 155.0 17.6 69.5
2018 2781 161.0 17.2 65.6
2019 2736 151.0 18.1 66.2
2020 2679 161.0 16.6 65
2021 2618 156.0 16.7 75.9
2022 2645 154.0 17.1 77.3
2023 2570 151.0 17.0 61.3

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 Palm Beach Gardens High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $644 (8.1%) $7,333 (91.9%) $7,977
2019 $676 (8.3%) $7,461 (91.7%) $8,137
2020 $623 (6.4%) $9,071 (93.6%) $9,694
2021 $835 (8.3%) $9,266 (91.7%) $10,101
2022 $1,593 (13.9%) $9,829 (86.0%) $11,423
2023 $1,669 (13.2%) $10,970 (86.8%) $12,638

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Palm Beach Gardens High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 497th of 734 High schoolsRanks 582nd of 792 High schools
 5.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach Gardens High School)4139
 2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5654
 2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach Gardens High School)3836
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5452
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Palm Beach Gardens High School)5745
 12%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Palm Beach)6963
 6%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6763
 4%
End of Course US History (Palm Beach Gardens High School)5439
 15%
   End of Course US History (Palm Beach)6962
 7%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7063
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Palm Beach Gardens High School)2417
 7%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Palm Beach)6554
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Palm Beach Gardens High School)375
 32%
   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 Students27362570
 6.1%
African American13841338
 3.3%
American Indian1811
 38.9%
Asian10893
 13.9%
Hispanic552632
 14.5%
Pacific Islander25
 150%
White591424
 28.3%
Two or More Races8167
 17.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.2%61.3%
 4.9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 2,570 students attended Palm Beach Gardens High School.

Students at Palm Beach Gardens High School are 52% African American, 25% Hispanic, 16% White, 4% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

Palm Beach Gardens High School ranks 583rd of 792 Florida high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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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.

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