Western Academy Charter School

Public, Charter K-8

 650 Royal Palm Beach Blvd Ste
       Royal Palm Beach, FL  33411-7606


(561) 792-4123

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
184th of 2,219 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,976 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  511

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.6%
Hispanic:
26.6%
African American:
15.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.6%

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Compare Details Western Academy Charter School ranks better than 91.7% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 16th among 129 ranked elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.12. (See more...)
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Compare Details Western Academy Charter School ranks better than 96.6% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Western Academy Charter School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.6%), Hispanic (26.6%), African American (15.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Western Academy Charter School is 15.2. 85 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Western Academy Charter School is $8,976. 114 elementary schools in the Palm Beach School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Western Academy Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Western Academy Charter School 184th of 2219 Florida public elementary schools. (See Western Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Western Academy Charter School 39th of 1148 Florida public middle schools. (See Western Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)

Palm Beach:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Beach 38th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Western Academy Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 38.70 149th 199 25.1%
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 31.00 1206th 1688 28.6%
2007 46.33 1012th 1786 43.3%
2008 76.41 380th 1789 78.8%
2009 65.33 659th 1847 64.3%
2010 77.20 387th 1919 79.8%
2011 82.80 278th 1985 86.0%
2012 83.62 274th 1984 86.2%
2013 82.63 298th 2029 85.3%
2014 85.23 248th 2064 88.0%
2016 91.37 129th 2087 93.8%
2017 90.86 129th 2112 93.9%
2018 90.00 150th 2118 92.9%
2019 89.18 177th 2182 91.9%
2021 89.97 190th 2247 91.5%
2022 90.12 184th 2219 91.7%

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

Rank History for Western Academy Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.90 317th 593 46.5%
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 47.44 375th 675 44.4%
2007 85.23 88th 736 88.0%
2008 79.28 135th 740 81.8%
2009 73.57 203rd 780 74.0%
2010 78.83 151st 839 82.0%
2011 82.48 133rd 891 85.1%
2012 88.95 73rd 897 91.9%
2013 91.95 43rd 956 95.5%
2014 91.83 46th 999 95.4%
2016 88.20 92nd 997 90.8%
2017 93.66 49th 1031 95.2%
2018 93.92 44th 1035 95.7%
2019 95.24 32nd 1099 97.1%
2021 95.87 24th 1136 97.9%
2022 94.08 39th 1148 96.6%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Open Quote This is a very good school. They work very hard and have a high academic program. They do expect a lot from students and they also hold parents accountable for their children. I am glad I found a school that has high expectations and follows through when things do occur. I love the no nonsense attitude, and willingness to work along side the parents. It is a perfect school for my children and family. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 6, 2015

Open Quote Horrible experience! Has a fictitious lottery system to select students. Of course, only their friends and associates get in. Bring the child to the school to raise their hopes for future success and crush them with the "its not what you know, but who you know" letter. Horrible school. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, November 21, 2014

Open Quote We brought our children (two boys, 8 &10) to Western Academy in the 13-14 school year. We originally came from Public school which we loved but this switch came with middle school in mind. Originally it seemed like this would be a great move, as we were promised that their style of teaching offered an individualized approach. My son who was in 2nd grade had a wonderful experience. All three of his teachers really seemed to love their jobs and want to teach the children. My older child (4th grade at the time) had a much different experience. His math teacher had a very cold approach and really should not even work with children. She is also very rude to parents. The one positive thing that came out of the year was that his teachers were able to notice and suggest that my 4th grader might have ADD. Turns out he does which explains so much about why he was struggling with certain areas. We then started a 504 plan which included ;prompting for breaks during tests, and several other tasks to help him concentrate. Turns out that they were never following the plan. My son's 504 was never honored, which is illegal. my son was in A/B Honors public school and yet his grades began to sink here. The IEP coordinator was outright discriminatory towards my son's situation and even suggested we leave. Several times. So we did. During all of this the principal avoided me the whole time, and i'm still yet to receive a phone call. I also volunteered in the cafeteria once a week, I witnessed the teachers assistants yelling at the children through out their meals. Constantly. The staff spends way too much time on their cell phones. Not for nothing the most professional people here were the secretaries who are completely over worked. It was certainly a learning experience (as a parent) but my son had a really awful experience.. If you have a child with learning disabilities, don't come here. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Western Academy Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 149 5 2 23 2 n/a n/a 0 181
2005 143 13 0 42 0 n/a n/a 0 198
2006 150 47 6 47 1 n/a n/a 0 251
2007 113 33 7 51 0 n/a n/a 25 229
2008 98 32 3 38 2 n/a n/a 26 199
2009 115 42 6 49 2 n/a n/a 35 249
2010 139 70 8 65 2 n/a n/a 16 300
2011 175 78 9 77 4 1 14 0 358
2012 167 75 12 96 5 1 19 0 375
2013 175 66 13 96 8 1 24 0 383
2014 186 65 11 98 4 1 21 0 386
2015 215 63 12 107 7 1 20 0 425
2016 236 68 18 110 9 1 21 0 463
2017 252 77 19 127 7 1 21 0 504
2018 249 75 21 118 10 1 26 0 500
2019 269 79 25 110 9 2 29 0 523
2020 253 82 29 120 6 2 29 0 521
2021 238 77 30 136 5 2 23 0 511

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 Western Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 181 n/a n/a 12.2
2005 198 7.0 28.3 24.2
2006 251 n/a n/a 33.9
2007 229 10.0 22.9 33.8
2008 199 11.0 18.1 31.2
2009 249 18.1 16.1 34.1
2010 300 19.0 15.7 36.3
2011 358 18.8 18.9 37.4
2012 375 19.2 19.5 39.2
2013 383 26.0 14.7 37.6
2014 386 28.0 13.7 42.2
2015 425 30.0 14.1 39.1
2016 463 36.0 12.8 38.2
2017 504 37.0 13.6 41.1
2018 500 26.0 19.2 37.2
2019 523 32.4 16.1 37.3
2020 521 33.4 15.5 36.1
2021 511 33.6 15.2 44.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Western Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 181 n/a n/a 12.2
2005 198 7.0 28.3 24.2
2006 251 n/a n/a 33.9
2007 229 10.0 22.9 33.8
2008 199 11.0 18.1 31.2
2009 249 18.1 16.1 34.1
2010 300 19.0 15.7 36.3
2011 358 18.8 18.9 37.4
2012 375 19.2 19.5 39.2
2013 383 26.0 14.7 37.6
2014 386 28.0 13.7 42.2
2015 425 30.0 14.1 39.1
2016 463 36.0 12.8 38.2
2017 504 37.0 13.6 41.1
2018 500 26.0 19.2 37.2
2019 523 32.4 16.1 37.3
2020 521 33.4 15.5 36.1
2021 511 33.6 15.2 44.6

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Western Academy Charter School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $33 (0.4%) $7,938 (99.6%) $7,971
2019 $33 (0.4%) $7,746 (99.6%) $7,779
2020 $36 (0.5%) $7,770 (99.5%) $7,806
2021 $496 (5.5%) $8,481 (94.5%) $8,976

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Western Academy Charter School

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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 177th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 184th of 2219 Elementary schools
 0.2%
Ranks 32nd of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 39th of 1148 Middle schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Western Academy Charter School)8080
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5454
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Western Academy Charter School)7773
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6558
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Western Academy Charter School)8579
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)6262
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Western Academy Charter School)8588
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6759
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Western Academy Charter School)9189
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5957
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Western Academy Charter School)6572
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6550
 15%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Western Academy Charter School)7280
 8%
   5th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5144
 7%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5348
 5%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Western Academy Charter School)8180
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5854
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Western Academy Charter School)9573
 22%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6050
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Western Academy Charter School)8582
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5351
 2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Western Academy Charter School)10087
 13%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)3527
 8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Western Academy Charter School)8883
 5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5851
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Western Academy Charter School)9597
 2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6457
 7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Western Academy Charter School)8077
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5147
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4845
 3%
End of Course Civics (Western Academy Charter School)9897
 1%
   End of Course Civics (Palm Beach)7268
 4%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7169
 2%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Western Academy Charter School)10094
 6%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Palm Beach)6554
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students523511
 2.3%
African American7977
 2.5%
American Indian95
 44.4%
Asian2530
 20%
Hispanic110136
 23.6%
Pacific Islander22
Two or More Races2923
 20.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.3%44.6%
 7.3%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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