West Palm Beach school information

IndexWest Palm BeachFloridaNational
Average Test Scores43%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio27:117:116:1
Total public schools533,38879,221
Total private schools171,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools104667,963
The West Palm Beach, FL educational system consists of 53 public schools, 17 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools. West Palm Beach public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 13% lower than than the Florida average and 13% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of West Palm Beach public schools is 27:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.0% have completed high school, 32.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in West Palm Beach are 13% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 53 public schools in West Palm Beach.
  • 83.1% of people in West Palm Beach have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.0% of people in West Palm Beach have completed high school.
  • 32.9% of people in West Palm Beach have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in West Palm Beach

IndexWest Palm BeachFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade83.1%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school82.0%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college59.5%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.5%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.9%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters12.3%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.5%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in West Palm Beach (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hypoluxo, FL2,68980%63%
Jupiter Farms, FL11,80977%55%
Palm Beach, FL8,50176%53%
Jupiter, FL60,59769%40%
Wellington, FL61,37166%35%
West Palm Beach, FL104,97843%13%

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Green Bay, WI104,95136%26%
Wichita Falls, TX105,01371%44%
Broken Arrow, OK104,86971%45%
College Station, TX104,68480%62%
Burbank, CA104,58347%5%
West Palm Beach, FL104,97843%13%
Source: The West Palm Beach, FL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.