Polo Park Middle School

Public, Magnet 6-8

 11901 Lake Worth Rd
       Wellington, FL  33449-8304


(561) 333-5500

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
177th of 1,148 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,729 Help

Students who attend Polo Park Middle School usually attend:

High:    Wellington High School

Feeder schools for Polo Park Middle School:

Elementary:    New Horizons Elementary School
    Panther Run Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.5
Number of students:  1,281

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.2%
Hispanic:
32.1%
African American:
15.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.8%

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Compare Details Polo Park Middle School ranks better than 84.6% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks 6th among 36 ranked middle schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.21. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Polo Park Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.2%), Hispanic (32.1%), African American (15.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Polo Park Middle School is 18.5. 29 middle 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 Polo Park Middle School is $8,729. 32 middle schools in the Palm Beach School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Polo Park Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Polo Park Middle School 177th of 1148 Florida public middle schools. (See Polo Park Middle 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 Polo Park Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 82.81 84th 593 85.8%
2005 81.37 92nd 602 84.7%
2006 77.87 132nd 675 80.4%
2007 79.29 126th 736 82.9%
2008 82.40 106th 740 85.7%
2009 77.08 165th 780 78.8%
2010 76.24 185th 839 77.9%
2011 75.63 206th 891 76.9%
2012 70.23 251st 897 72.0%
2013 80.67 160th 956 83.3%
2014 81.02 157th 999 84.3%
2016 84.22 131st 997 86.9%
2017 88.29 104th 1031 89.9%
2018 87.32 118th 1035 88.6%
2019 80.42 199th 1099 81.9%
2021 78.59 209th 1136 81.6%
2022 82.21 177th 1148 84.6%

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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Enrollment information for Polo Park Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 678 89 26 157 4 n/a n/a 0 954
2002 977 121 30 256 4 n/a n/a 0 1388
2003 977 121 30 256 4 n/a n/a 0 1388
2004 969 224 34 317 7 n/a n/a 0 1551
2005 1038 218 41 323 8 n/a n/a 0 1628
2006 1028 220 57 338 10 n/a n/a 0 1653
2007 915 224 54 326 6 n/a n/a 70 1595
2008 607 141 45 217 3 n/a n/a 35 1048
2009 568 181 43 241 3 n/a n/a 51 1087
2010 542 216 46 275 5 n/a n/a 43 1127
2011 525 228 36 300 9 1 49 0 1148
2012 511 205 31 296 2 2 41 0 1088
2013 475 189 34 251 1 2 30 0 982
2014 401 128 29 244 4 0 27 0 833
2015 383 124 25 251 4 2 27 0 816
2016 393 129 30 270 5 1 32 0 860
2017 375 136 35 253 5 1 24 0 829
2018 383 132 38 263 5 2 40 0 863
2019 447 177 47 346 6 1 46 0 1070
2020 515 197 67 395 7 3 54 0 1238
2021 541 201 68 411 8 4 48 0 1281

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 Polo Park Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 954 43.0 22.2 12.9
2002 1388 59.0 23.5 15.4
2003 1388 59.0 23.5 15.4
2004 1551 68.0 22.8 18.8
2005 1628 78.0 20.9 17.8
2006 1653 85.0 19.4 17.2
2007 1595 86.0 18.5 20
2008 1048 58.0 18.1 17.4
2009 1087 72.1 17.5 29.6
2010 1127 62.0 18.1 32.1
2011 1148 66.0 17.3 35.7
2012 1088 63.0 17.2 35
2013 982 59.0 16.6 35.6
2014 833 52.0 16.0 42.1
2015 816 50.0 16.3 39.2
2016 860 51.0 16.8 40.8
2017 829 48.0 17.2 41.1
2018 863 51.0 16.9 38.7
2019 1070 56.0 19.1 38.3
2020 1238 66.0 18.7 38.6
2021 1281 69.0 18.5 44.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Polo Park Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 954 43.0 22.2 12.9
2002 1388 59.0 23.5 15.4
2003 1388 59.0 23.5 15.4
2004 1551 68.0 22.8 18.8
2005 1628 78.0 20.9 17.8
2006 1653 85.0 19.4 17.2
2007 1595 86.0 18.5 20
2008 1048 58.0 18.1 17.4
2009 1087 72.1 17.5 29.6
2010 1127 62.0 18.1 32.1
2011 1148 66.0 17.3 35.7
2012 1088 63.0 17.2 35
2013 982 59.0 16.6 35.6
2014 833 52.0 16.0 42.1
2015 816 50.0 16.3 39.2
2016 860 51.0 16.8 40.8
2017 829 48.0 17.2 41.1
2018 863 51.0 16.9 38.7
2019 1070 56.0 19.1 38.3
2020 1238 66.0 18.7 38.6
2021 1281 69.0 18.5 44.8

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 Polo Park Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $300 (3.6%) $8,072 (96.4%) $8,372
2019 $343 (4.5%) $7,353 (95.6%) $7,695
2020 $327 (3.9%) $8,043 (96.1%) $8,370
2021 $490 (5.6%) $8,240 (94.4%) $8,729

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Polo Park Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 199th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 177th of 1148 Middle schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Polo Park Middle School)7168
 3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5854
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Polo Park Middle School)7064
 6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6050
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Polo Park Middle School)7469
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5351
 2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Polo Park Middle School)5346
 7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)3527
 8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Polo Park Middle School)7065
 5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5851
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Polo Park Middle School)8577
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6457
 7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Polo Park Middle School)6066
 6%
   8th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5147
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4845
 3%
End of Course Civics (Polo Park Middle School)8789
 2%
   End of Course Civics (Palm Beach)7268
 4%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7169
 2%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Polo Park Middle School)9894
 4%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Palm Beach)6554
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Polo Park Middle School)100100
   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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students10701281
 19.7%
African American177201
 13.6%
American Indian68
 33.3%
Asian4768
 44.7%
Hispanic346411
 18.8%
Pacific Islander14
 300%
Two or More Races4648
 4.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.3%44.8%
 6.5%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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