Binks Forest Elementary School

Summary:

Binks Forest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Wellington, Florida, serving 1,147 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Palm Beach School District, which is ranked 45 out of 67 districts in the state.

Binks Forest Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic proficiency, with 82% of 5th-grade students proficient or better in Statewide Science, compared to 51% for the Palm Beach district and the state of Florida. The school has maintained a strong statewide ranking, placing in the top 5% of Florida elementary schools and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The student population is relatively diverse, with a racial makeup of 51.7% White, 5.93% African American, 33.39% Hispanic, 3.84% Asian, and 4.62% two or more races. Binks Forest also has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 15.4%, lower than the district and state averages, and a favorable student-teacher ratio of 18.5, compared to nearby schools ranging from 13.5 to 30.2 students per teacher.

When compared to nearby schools like Golden Grove Elementary School, H. L. Johnson Elementary School, and Western Academy Charter School, Binks Forest Elementary stands out for its exceptional academic performance, statewide ranking, and favorable student-teacher ratio. This suggests the school has effective teaching practices, curriculum, and resources that contribute to its students' success.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 15101 Bent Creek Rd
       Wellington, FL  33414-6390


(561) 904-9800

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
130th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,527 Help


Students who attend Binks Forest Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Wellington Landings Middle
High:    Wellington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.5 Help
Number of students:  1,147

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.7%
Hispanic:
33.4%
African American:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Binks Forest Elementary School ranks better than 94.2% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 9th 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 91.42. (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: White (51.7%), Hispanic (33.4%), African American (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Binks Forest Elementary School is 18.5. 117 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Binks Forest Elementary School employs 62 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Binks Forest Elementary School is $11,527. 110 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Binks Forest 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 Binks Forest Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 96.58 12th 1688 99.3%
2007 93.86 37th 1786 97.9%
2008 94.11 30th 1789 98.3%
2009 93.53 37th 1847 98.0%
2010 93.64 37th 1919 98.1%
2011 93.53 36th 1985 98.2%
2012 96.88 18th 1984 99.1%
2013 96.10 23rd 2029 98.9%
2014 97.26 13th 2064 99.4%
2016 96.08 34th 2087 98.4%
2017 93.31 69th 2112 96.7%
2018 94.18 54th 2118 97.5%
2019 95.51 28th 2182 98.7%
2021 94.68 61st 2247 97.3%
2022 94.29 62nd 2219 97.2%
2023 91.42 130th 2240 94.2%
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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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by a parent
Friday, September 12, 2014

Open Quote Great school amazing teachers and excellent academics. My son was at this school from 2 to 5th grade and had a better education than a private school Close Quote



Enrollment information for Binks Forest Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 337 9 5 26 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2001 880 51 20 85 5 n/a n/a 0 1041
2002 944 67 37 103 3 n/a n/a 0 1154
2003 944 67 37 103 3 n/a n/a 0 1154
2004 929 69 43 105 3 n/a n/a 0 1149
2005 941 59 52 129 5 n/a n/a 0 1186
2006 935 68 66 133 6 n/a n/a 0 1208
2007 843 62 73 136 5 n/a n/a 59 1178
2008 820 71 78 143 3 n/a n/a 52 1167
2009 756 57 82 141 5 n/a n/a 54 1095
2010 760 58 86 191 4 n/a n/a 23 1122
2011 737 47 89 202 6 1 33 0 1115
2012 703 41 91 191 7 0 27 0 1060
2013 694 45 80 203 7 0 35 0 1064
2014 670 46 78 215 3 0 37 0 1049
2015 644 43 65 215 4 2 42 0 1015
2016 622 49 59 225 1 2 56 0 1014
2017 606 58 51 264 0 2 53 0 1034
2018 585 58 48 252 2 2 51 0 998
2019 550 49 44 262 2 1 43 0 951
2020 500 60 46 274 2 1 39 0 922
2021 455 71 39 267 2 1 40 0 875
2022 544 60 41 351 2 1 49 0 1048
2023 593 68 44 383 5 1 53 0 1147

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 Binks Forest Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 377 16.0 23.6 0
2001 1041 47.0 22.1 5.9
2002 1154 48.0 24.0 6.2
2003 1154 48.0 24.0 6.2
2004 1149 51.0 22.5 6.4
2005 1186 57.0 20.8 5.6
2006 1208 61.0 19.8 5.5
2007 1178 68.0 17.3 5.8
2008 1167 69.0 16.9 7
2009 1095 78.5 16.2 9.4
2010 1122 66.0 17.0 11.8
2011 1115 68.0 16.3 13.9
2012 1060 68.0 15.5 14.2
2013 1064 68.0 15.6 14.6
2014 1049 67.0 15.6 17.3
2015 1015 67.0 15.1 16.6
2016 1014 71.0 14.2 22.2
2017 1034 67.0 15.4 23.3
2018 998 65.0 15.3 23.3
2019 951 56.5 16.8 22.1
2020 922 59.5 15.4 20.8
2021 875 56.0 15.6 25.6
2022 1048 64.0 16.3 23.8
2023 1147 62.0 18.5 17.7

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 Binks Forest Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 377 16.0 23.6 0
2001 1041 47.0 22.1 5.9
2002 1154 48.0 24.0 6.2
2003 1154 48.0 24.0 6.2
2004 1149 51.0 22.5 6.4
2005 1186 57.0 20.8 5.6
2006 1208 61.0 19.8 5.5
2007 1178 68.0 17.3 5.8
2008 1167 69.0 16.9 7
2009 1095 78.5 16.2 9.4
2010 1122 66.0 17.0 11.8
2011 1115 68.0 16.3 13.9
2012 1060 68.0 15.5 14.2
2013 1064 68.0 15.6 14.6
2014 1049 67.0 15.6 17.3
2015 1015 67.0 15.1 16.6
2016 1014 71.0 14.2 22.2
2017 1034 67.0 15.4 23.3
2018 998 65.0 15.3 23.3
2019 951 56.5 16.8 22.1
2020 922 59.5 15.4 20.8
2021 875 56.0 15.6 25.6
2022 1048 64.0 16.3 23.8
2023 1147 62.0 18.5 17.7

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 Binks Forest Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $429 (5.3%) $7,696 (94.7%) $8,125
2019 $433 (5.0%) $8,191 (95.0%) $8,624
2020 $413 (4.2%) $9,335 (95.8%) $9,748
2021 $651 (5.7%) $10,763 (94.3%) $11,414
2022 $1,042 (9.6%) $9,824 (90.4%) $10,866
2023 $974 (8.4%) $10,552 (91.5%) $11,527

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Binks Forest Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 28th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 130th of 2240 Elementary schools
 4.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Binks Forest Elementary School)7984
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5454
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Binks Forest Elementary School)9384
 9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6558
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Binks Forest Elementary School)9189
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)6262
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Binks Forest Elementary School)9685
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6759
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Binks Forest Elementary School)9084
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5957
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Binks Forest Elementary School)9079
 11%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6550
 15%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Binks Forest Elementary School)8282
   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 Students9511147
 20.6%
African American4968
 38.8%
American Indian25
 150%
Asian4444
Hispanic262383
 46.2%
Pacific Islander11
White550593
 7.8%
Two or More Races4353
 23.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.1%17.7%
 4.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Binks Forest Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,147 students attended Binks Forest Elementary School.

Yes. Binks Forest Elementary School ranks in the top 5.8% of Florida elementary schools.

Students who attend Binks Forest Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wellington Landings Middle
High : Wellington High School

Students at Binks Forest Elementary School are 52% White, 33% Hispanic, 6% African American, 5% Two or more races, 4% Asian.


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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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