PROFICIENCY 21% 58% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
42%West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Lakes High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "PALM BEACH" in West Palm Beach, FL. There are a total of 2,034 students and 118 teachers at Palm Beach Lakes High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 1,529 free lunch students and 94 reduced lunch students.

Palm Beach Lakes High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 21.0%, which is 58% lower than the Florida average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch1529
Reduced lunch94


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment215
Taking some courses169
Taking some courses (not tests)23
Passing some courses20
Passing no courses135

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Palm Beach Lakes High School, there are a total of 215 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 169 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School17%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School25%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Palm Beach Lakes High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 4.9% 34.1% 40.9% 51.1%
African American 73.5% 28.8% 22.8% 15.9%
Asian 1.7% 2.9% 2.6% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 17.1% 30.6% 30.0% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.9% 0.7% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.8% 2.8% 3.2% 3.1%

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West Palm Beach demographics profile

StatisticWest Palm BeachFloridaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,92529491
Median age39.641.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%54%55%
Speak English69%72%79%
Speak Spanish20%21%13%

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%
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Source: The Palm Beach Lakes High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.