Santaluces Community High

Summary:

Santaluces Community High is a public high school located in Lantana, Florida, serving 2,675 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Palm Beach School District, which is ranked 41 out of 68 districts in Florida and is rated 2 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger. The student population is diverse, with 44.34% African American, 40.07% Hispanic, and 10.99% White students.

Santaluces Community High has maintained a relatively high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 92.1% to 97.6% over the past few years, which is higher than the state and district averages. However, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 8.9% in 2019-2020 to 22.2% in 2021-2022, which is higher than the state and district averages. Academically, Santaluces Community High's test scores are consistently lower than the state and district averages across various subjects and grade levels, with proficiency rates in Algebra 1 (23%), Geometry (36%), and 10th grade English Language Arts (44%) significantly below the state and district averages. The school also has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 61.38% to 84.08% over the past few years, which is higher than the state and district averages.

When comparing Santaluces Community High to nearby schools, some interesting findings emerge. South Technical Academy, a public charter high school, outperforms Santaluces Community High in test scores and graduation rates, despite serving a similar demographic population. In contrast, Palm Beach Preparatory Charter Academy, another nearby charter school, struggles significantly with test scores, graduation rates, and chronic absenteeism, performing much worse than Santaluces Community High. Additionally, Park Vista Community High School, a public high school, consistently outperforms Santaluces Community High across various metrics, including test scores, graduation rates, and chronic absenteeism.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 6880 Lawrence Rd
       Lantana, FL  33462


(561) 642-6200

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
508th of 807 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,237 Help


Feeder schools for Santaluces Community High:

Elementary:    Diamond View Elementary School
    Freedom Shores Elementary School
    Heritage Elementary School
    Indian Pines Elementary School
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Middle:    Tradewinds Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.5 Help
Number of students:  2,675

Racial breakdown:

African American:
44.3%
Hispanic:
40.1%
White:
11.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Santaluces Community High ranks worse than 62.9% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 21st among 42 ranked high schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.79. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Santaluces Community High 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 Racial makeup is: African American (44.3%), Hispanic (40.1%), White (11%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Santaluces Community High is 20.5. 33 high schools in the Palm Beach School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Santaluces Community High employs 130 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Santaluces Community High is $10,237. 34 high schools in the Palm Beach School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Santaluces Community High was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Santaluces Community High 508th of 807 Florida public high schools. (See Santaluces Community High in the ranking list.)

Palm Beach:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Beach 41st of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Santaluces Community High

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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 50.31 265th 487 45.6%
2006 39.81 318th 477 33.3%
2007 42.08 344th 563 38.9%
2008 40.82 367th 577 36.4%
2009 43.42 358th 587 39.0%
2010 56.73 294th 620 52.6%
2011 49.28 351st 622 43.6%
2012 30.19 403rd 606 33.5%
2013 38.04 392nd 648 39.5%
2014 52.65 304th 687 55.7%
2016 49.62 278th 693 59.9%
2017 39.43 385th 714 46.1%
2018 37.89 395th 716 44.8%
2019 39.16 400th 734 45.5%
2021 27.65 491st 746 34.2%
2022 30.44 494th 774 36.2%
2023 31.35 488th 792 38.4%
2024 32.79 508th 807 37.1%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Santaluces Community High Test Scores
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by a parent
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Open Quote nothing good to say here . the school is a crap shoot. its over populated , admin is to busy breaking up fights and not to mention drugs, which i hear admin looks the other way because its out of control. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Santaluces Community High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1891 340 29 195 7 n/a n/a 0 2462
1989 1890 379 34 222 9 n/a n/a 0 2534
1990 1781 387 48 205 6 n/a n/a 0 2427
1991 1809 586 50 297 6 n/a n/a 0 2748
1992 1602 665 52 347 9 n/a n/a 0 2675
1993 1494 680 51 373 9 n/a n/a 0 2607
1994 1453 716 43 342 5 n/a n/a 0 2559
1995 1443 811 48 393 4 n/a n/a 0 2699
1996 1443 811 48 393 4 n/a n/a 0 2699
1997 1486 903 59 433 10 n/a n/a 0 2891
1998 1633 946 50 460 14 n/a n/a 0 3103
1999 1796 993 58 508 15 n/a n/a 0 3370
2000 1814 1124 54 533 13 n/a n/a 0 3538
2001 1786 1196 55 588 15 n/a n/a 0 3640
2002 1671 607 67 604 16 n/a n/a 0 2965
2003 1671 607 67 604 16 n/a n/a 0 2965
2004 1710 665 81 680 10 n/a n/a 0 3146
2005 1022 674 54 690 9 n/a n/a 0 2449
2006 741 669 62 650 7 n/a n/a 0 2129
2007 693 689 54 620 9 n/a n/a 70 2135
2008 706 792 38 686 9 n/a n/a 100 2331
2009 700 809 37 671 12 n/a n/a 93 2322
2010 656 768 37 766 14 n/a n/a 84 2325
2011 618 766 37 743 15 4 63 0 2246
2012 621 808 51 762 15 4 52 0 2313
2013 615 839 63 779 15 3 62 0 2376
2014 575 866 70 823 16 4 63 0 2417
2015 564 856 81 862 16 6 65 0 2450
2016 475 868 75 897 21 4 61 0 2401
2017 413 915 56 903 16 3 67 0 2373
2018 402 993 56 1001 12 3 58 0 2525
2019 373 1012 62 1028 8 1 60 0 2544
2020 361 1068 66 1078 10 1 67 0 2651
2021 304 1090 63 1026 11 0 62 0 2556
2022 302 1151 57 1029 10 2 64 0 2615
2023 294 1186 52 1072 11 4 56 0 2675

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 Santaluces Community High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2462 138.0 17.8 9.1
1989 2534 147.0 17.2 7.2
1990 2427 146.0 16.6 8.7
1991 2748 151.0 18.1 13.2
1992 2675 141.0 18.9 n/a
1993 2607 135.0 19.3 15
1994 2559 141.0 18.1 20
1995 2699 136.0 19.8 19.5
1996 2699 136.0 19.8 19.5
1997 2891 136.0 21.3 12.9
1998 3103 146.0 21.3 20.8
1999 3370 155.0 21.7 7.5
2000 3538 174.0 20.3 20.2
2001 3640 180.0 20.2 18.1
2002 2965 142.0 20.9 14.3
2003 2965 142.0 20.9 14.3
2004 3146 143.0 22.0 19.9
2005 2449 116.0 21.1 26.6
2006 2129 127.0 16.8 34.4
2007 2135 121.0 17.6 37.3
2008 2331 128.0 18.2 39.8
2009 2322 166.4 16.2 40.7
2010 2325 143.5 16.2 43.6
2011 2246 122.0 18.4 55.9
2012 2313 119.0 19.4 60
2013 2376 120.0 19.8 61.6
2014 2417 130.0 18.5 68.5
2015 2450 130.0 18.8 67
2016 2401 127.0 18.9 73
2017 2373 120.0 19.7 74.5
2018 2525 126.0 20.0 71.7
2019 2544 129.0 19.7 71.5
2020 2651 130.0 20.3 71.6
2021 2556 134.5 19.0 84.1
2022 2615 124.5 21.0 82.1
2023 2675 130.0 20.5 61.4

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 Santaluces Community High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2462 138.0 17.8 9.1
1989 2534 147.0 17.2 7.2
1990 2427 146.0 16.6 8.7
1991 2748 151.0 18.1 13.2
1992 2675 141.0 18.9 n/a
1993 2607 135.0 19.3 15
1994 2559 141.0 18.1 20
1995 2699 136.0 19.8 19.5
1996 2699 136.0 19.8 19.5
1997 2891 136.0 21.3 12.9
1998 3103 146.0 21.3 20.8
1999 3370 155.0 21.7 7.5
2000 3538 174.0 20.3 20.2
2001 3640 180.0 20.2 18.1
2002 2965 142.0 20.9 14.3
2003 2965 142.0 20.9 14.3
2004 3146 143.0 22.0 19.9
2005 2449 116.0 21.1 26.6
2006 2129 127.0 16.8 34.4
2007 2135 121.0 17.6 37.3
2008 2331 128.0 18.2 39.8
2009 2322 166.4 16.2 40.7
2010 2325 143.5 16.2 43.6
2011 2246 122.0 18.4 55.9
2012 2313 119.0 19.4 60
2013 2376 120.0 19.8 61.6
2014 2417 130.0 18.5 68.5
2015 2450 130.0 18.8 67
2016 2401 127.0 18.9 73
2017 2373 120.0 19.7 74.5
2018 2525 126.0 20.0 71.7
2019 2544 129.0 19.7 71.5
2020 2651 130.0 20.3 71.6
2021 2556 134.5 19.0 84.1
2022 2615 124.5 21.0 82.1
2023 2675 130.0 20.5 61.4

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 Santaluces Community High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $547 (7.8%) $6,472 (92.2%) $7,019
2019 $655 (8.7%) $6,852 (91.3%) $7,506
2020 $530 (6.6%) $7,538 (93.4%) $8,069
2021 $696 (8.0%) $8,055 (92.0%) $8,751
2022 $1,345 (14.2%) $8,123 (85.8%) $9,469
2023 $1,375 (13.4%) $8,862 (86.6%) $10,237

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Santaluces Community High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 400th of 734 High schoolsRanks 488th of 792 High schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Santaluces Community High)4836
 12%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5654
 2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Santaluces Community High)4436
 8%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5452
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Santaluces Community High)6149
 12%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Palm Beach)6963
 6%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6763
 4%
End of Course US History (Santaluces Community High)6658
 8%
   End of Course US History (Palm Beach)6962
 7%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7063
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Santaluces Community High)3928
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Palm Beach)6554
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Santaluces Community High)4731
 16%
   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 Students25442675
 5.1%
African American10121186
 17.2%
American Indian811
 37.5%
Asian6252
 16.1%
Hispanic10281072
 4.3%
Pacific Islander14
 300%
White373294
 21.2%
Two or More Races6056
 6.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.5%61.4%
 10.1%


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Santaluces Community High ranks 508th of 807 Florida high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Santaluces Community High are 44% African American, 40% Hispanic, 11% White, 2% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,675 students attended Santaluces Community High.


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