Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus

Summary:

Somerset Academy Jfk Charter School is an elementary school located in Lake Worth, Florida, serving 510 students in grades K-8. The school is part of the Palm Beach school district, which is ranked 41 out of 68 districts in Florida and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Somerset Academy Jfk Charter School has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with a higher percentage of African American (41.96%) and Hispanic (45.49%) students, it faces several challenges. The school has consistently higher chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 10.6% to 25.7% over the past few years, significantly higher than the state and district averages. Additionally, its test scores are generally lower than the Palm Beach district and Florida state averages across various subjects and grade levels, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Math 10-20 percentage points below the district and state averages. The school also has a high percentage of students (75.29% in 2022-2023) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of economically disadvantaged students.

Compared to nearby public schools, such as Palm Springs Elementary, Diamond View Elementary, and Greenacres Elementary, Somerset Academy Jfk Charter School generally performs worse on various metrics, including test scores, chronic absenteeism, and statewide rankings. The school's declining performance over the past several years, from a ranking of 647 out of 2,064 Florida elementary schools in 2013-2014 to 1,860 out of 2,256 in 2023-2024, with a consistent 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, is a cause for concern.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 4696 Davis Rd
       Lake Worth, FL  33461


(561) 868-6100

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
1860th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,607 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  25.5 Help
Number of students:  510

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.5%
African American:
42.0%
White:
7.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.3% Help


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Compare Details Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus ranks worse than 82.4% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 99th among 128 ranked elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.69. (See more...)
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Compare Details Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus ranks worse than 57.4% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.96. (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 (45.5%), African American (42%), White (7.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus is 25.5. 126 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus employs 20 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus is $11,607. 106 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus 686th of 1196 Florida public middle schools. (See Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus 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 Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 23.65 1342nd 1688 20.5%
2007 46.12 1020th 1786 42.9%
2008 53.38 876th 1789 51.0%
2009 64.22 685th 1847 62.9%
2010 65.38 691st 1919 64.0%
2011 66.04 702nd 1985 64.6%
2012 56.50 865th 1984 56.4%
2013 66.90 641st 2029 68.4%
2014 67.41 647th 2064 68.7%
2016 60.42 811th 2087 61.1%
2017 37.75 1333rd 2112 36.9%
2018 28.91 1549th 2118 26.9%
2019 36.18 1418th 2182 35.0%
2021 29.65 1584th 2247 29.5%
2022 21.05 1823rd 2219 17.8%
2023 25.73 1730th 2240 22.8%
2024 21.69 1860th 2256 17.6%
See the entire list of Florida Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2016 59.05 382nd 997 61.7%
2017 63.48 345th 1031 66.5%
2018 42.88 596th 1035 42.4%
2019 31.94 783rd 1099 28.8%
2021 24.60 871st 1136 23.3%
2022 23.17 913th 1148 20.5%
2023 46.52 611th 1177 48.1%
2024 42.96 686th 1196 42.6%
See the entire list of Florida Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus Test Scores
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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Open Quote The new principal is great!
Always has a smiling face.
Making great changes!
Campus looks great! Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Open Quote Principal needs mental evaluation, cares more about who’s parking in designated parking spots than the schools horrible rankings. Principal would be a fantastic parking attendant. So if you know someone looking for a parking attendant she’s absolutely amazing! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 98 35 4 27 0 n/a n/a 0 164
2003 98 35 4 27 0 n/a n/a 0 164
2004 204 86 10 70 2 n/a n/a 0 372
2005 248 103 17 90 5 n/a n/a 0 463
2006 245 113 21 109 6 n/a n/a 0 494
2007 200 95 23 101 6 n/a n/a 45 470
2008 180 80 30 99 6 n/a n/a 39 434
2009 187 92 27 104 5 n/a n/a 45 460
2010 199 105 26 131 3 n/a n/a 21 485
2011 200 122 26 132 1 0 24 0 505
2012 184 137 32 141 0 0 21 0 515
2013 166 149 43 147 0 0 16 0 521
2014 127 181 44 148 0 1 18 0 519
2015 111 189 41 162 0 2 18 0 523
2016 107 197 36 165 1 3 19 0 528
2017 99 190 33 184 2 3 19 0 530
2018 82 201 30 186 2 0 19 0 520
2019 61 209 28 201 3 0 18 0 520
2020 51 213 22 221 4 0 16 0 527
2021 43 214 13 229 4 0 15 0 518
2022 51 201 13 228 4 1 14 0 512
2023 38 214 12 232 2 1 11 0 510

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 Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 164 0.0 n/a 4.9
2003 164 0.0 n/a 4.9
2004 372 n/a n/a 16.7
2005 463 19.0 24.4 25.9
2006 494 n/a n/a 36.6
2007 470 15.0 31.3 37.2
2008 434 24.5 17.7 40
2009 460 30.8 17.4 43.9
2010 485 32.5 14.9 46.8
2011 505 30.3 16.6 47.9
2012 515 23.9 21.4 51.5
2013 521 32.0 16.2 54.9
2014 519 35.0 14.8 59.7
2015 523 33.0 15.8 58.7
2016 528 31.0 17.0 62.5
2017 530 31.0 17.0 63.8
2018 520 30.0 17.3 65.8
2019 520 30.0 17.3 65.4
2020 527 31.9 16.5 75
2021 518 29.6 17.4 85.9
2022 512 30.0 17.0 85.5
2023 510 20.0 25.5 75.3

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 Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 164 0.0 n/a 4.9
2003 164 0.0 n/a 4.9
2004 372 n/a n/a 16.7
2005 463 19.0 24.4 25.9
2006 494 n/a n/a 36.6
2007 470 15.0 31.3 37.2
2008 434 24.5 17.7 40
2009 460 30.8 17.4 43.9
2010 485 32.5 14.9 46.8
2011 505 30.3 16.6 47.9
2012 515 23.9 21.4 51.5
2013 521 32.0 16.2 54.9
2014 519 35.0 14.8 59.7
2015 523 33.0 15.8 58.7
2016 528 31.0 17.0 62.5
2017 530 31.0 17.0 63.8
2018 520 30.0 17.3 65.8
2019 520 30.0 17.3 65.4
2020 527 31.9 16.5 75
2021 518 29.6 17.4 85.9
2022 512 30.0 17.0 85.5
2023 510 20.0 25.5 75.3

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 Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $740 (9.0%) $7,482 (91.0%) $8,222
2019 $317 (4.1%) $7,482 (95.9%) $7,799
2020 $374 (4.3%) $8,284 (95.7%) $8,657
2021 $765 (9.0%) $7,745 (91.0%) $8,510
2022 $1,313 (15.3%) $7,272 (84.7%) $8,585
2023 $1,842 (15.9%) $9,765 (84.1%) $11,607

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus

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 1418th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1730th of 2240 Elementary schools
 12.2%
Ranks 783rd of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 611th of 1177 Middle schools
 19.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)6038
 22%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5454
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)4936
 13%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6558
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)5446
 8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)6262
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)6038
 22%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6759
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)5140
 11%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5957
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)4829
 19%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6550
 15%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)3539
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5151
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)4147
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5854
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)3624
 12%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6050
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)4042
 2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5351
 2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)1913
 6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)3527
 8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)6629
 37%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5851
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)3626
 10%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6457
 7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)735
 28%
   8th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5146
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus)6449
 15%
   End of Course Civics (Palm Beach)7265
 7%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students520510
 1.9%
African American209214
 2.4%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian2812
 57.1%
Hispanic201232
 15.4%
Pacific Islander01
White6138
 37.7%
Two or More Races1811
 38.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65.4%75.3%
 9.9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 510 students attended Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus.

Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus ranks in the bottom 17.6% of Florida elementary schools.

Students at Somerset Academy The Dr. Bernard Kimmel Campus are 45% Hispanic, 42% African American, 7% White, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races.


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