Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy

Summary:

Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy is a public high school serving grades 5-12 in Riviera Beach, Florida, with a student population of 156. The school is part of the Palm Beach School District, which is ranked 45 out of 67 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Despite receiving relatively high per-student spending, ranging from $23,877 to $40,441 over the past 4 years, Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy has struggled with poor academic outcomes. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom quartile of Florida high schools over the past decade, with proficiency rates well below the state and district averages across all subject areas and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, the school had only 15% proficiency in Algebra 1, 0% in Geometry, 3% in Biology 1, and 11% in 8th grade ELA, compared to state averages of 54%, 49%, 63%, and 47%, respectively. Additionally, the school has extremely high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 52.3% to 82.0% over the past 5 years, and low graduation rates, ranging from 50.8% to 70.5% over the same period, significantly lower than the state and district averages.

When comparing Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy to nearby schools, such as William T. Dwyer High School and Suncoast Community High School, the academic performance and student outcomes at Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy are significantly lower, with much higher graduation rates, lower chronic absenteeism, and better proficiency on standardized tests. This suggests that factors beyond simply increasing funding, such as school leadership, teacher quality, and student engagement, may be necessary to drive meaningful improvements at the school.


Detail:

Public 5-12

 7071 Garden Rd
       Riviera Beach, FL  33404-4906


(561) 881-4740

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
760th of 792 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $27,643 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  8.2 Help
Number of students:  156

Racial breakdown:

African American:
80.8%
Hispanic:
12.8%
White:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy ranks worse than 98.4% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 2.86. (See more...)
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Compare Details Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy ranks worse than 96% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 39th among 42 ranked high schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 2.91. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy 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 (80.8%), Hispanic (12.8%), two or more races (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy is 8.2, which is the 4th best among 42 high schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy employs 19 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy is $27,643, which is the 5th highest among 42 high schools in the Palm Beach School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy 1166th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy 760th of 792 Florida public high schools. (See Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy in the ranking list.)

Palm Beach:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Beach 45th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 2.86 1158th 1177 1.6%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 3.84 565th 587 3.7%
2011 6.36 582nd 622 6.4%
2013 2.62 627th 648 3.2%
2014 6.59 609th 687 11.4%
2016 0.68 692nd 693 0.1%
2017 1.62 701st 714 1.8%
2018 5.13 634th 716 11.5%
2019 2.25 701st 734 4.5%
2021 2.09 726th 746 2.7%
2022 3.55 712th 774 8.0%
2023 2.91 760th 792 4.0%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 19 192 1 28 0 n/a n/a 8 248
2009 6 118 0 12 1 n/a n/a 4 141
2010 2 65 3 1 0 n/a n/a 2 73
2011 9 188 0 19 1 3 4 0 224
2012 6 93 0 11 1 1 2 0 114
2013 11 107 0 13 0 2 2 0 135
2014 9 113 0 11 0 1 1 0 135
2015 4 104 0 7 0 0 1 0 116
2016 5 130 0 13 1 0 3 0 152
2017 2 87 0 6 0 0 2 0 97
2018 7 112 0 28 1 0 6 0 154
2019 4 130 0 23 0 0 2 0 159
2020 5 118 1 27 0 1 5 0 157
2021 2 74 0 13 0 0 3 0 92
2022 2 105 0 20 1 0 4 0 132
2023 5 126 0 20 0 0 5 0 156

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 Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 248 18.0 13.8 36.7
2009 141 16.3 10.1 53.3
2010 73 11.0 6.6 54.9
2011 224 15.0 14.9 62.9
2012 114 17.0 6.7 77.2
2013 135 17.0 7.9 85.9
2014 135 18.0 7.5 89.6
2015 116 17.0 6.8 86.2
2016 152 18.0 8.4 86.8
2017 97 17.0 5.7 84.5
2018 154 21.0 7.3 87
2019 159 19.0 8.3 84.9
2020 157 18.0 8.7 77.1
2021 92 18.0 5.1 90.2
2022 132 20.0 6.6 93.2
2023 156 19.0 8.2 80.8

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 Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 248 18.0 13.8 36.7
2009 141 16.3 10.1 53.3
2010 73 11.0 6.6 54.9
2011 224 15.0 14.9 62.9
2012 114 17.0 6.7 77.2
2013 135 17.0 7.9 85.9
2014 135 18.0 7.5 89.6
2015 116 17.0 6.8 86.2
2016 152 18.0 8.4 86.8
2017 97 17.0 5.7 84.5
2018 154 21.0 7.3 87
2019 159 19.0 8.3 84.9
2020 157 18.0 8.7 77.1
2021 92 18.0 5.1 90.2
2022 132 20.0 6.6 93.2
2023 156 19.0 8.2 80.8

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 Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,301 (5.3%) $23,136 (94.7%) $24,437
2019 $848 (3.9%) $21,124 (96.1%) $21,972
2020 $468 (2.0%) $23,410 (98.0%) $23,877
2021 $1,447 (3.6%) $38,994 (96.4%) $40,441
2022 $3,371 (10.0%) $30,193 (90.0%) $33,564
2023 $2,149 (7.8%) $25,494 (92.2%) $27,643

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy

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 701st of 734 High schoolsRanks 760th of 792 High schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
8th Grade English Language Arts (Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy)124
 8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5851
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Science (Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy)62
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5146
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy)1310
 3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5452
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy)33
   End of Course Biology 1 (Palm Beach)6963
 6%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6763
 4%
End of Course US History (Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy)1017
 7%
   End of Course US History (Palm Beach)6962
 7%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7063
 7%
End of Course Geometry (Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy)00
   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 Students159156
 1.9%
African American130126
 3.1%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic2320
 13%
Pacific Islander00
White45
 25%
Two or More Races25
 150%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.9%80.8%
 4.1%


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Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy ranks in the bottom 4.0% of Florida high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 156 students attended Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy.

Students at Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy are 81% African American, 13% Hispanic, 3% White, 3% Two or more races.


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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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