Boca Raton High Schools Receive “A”s From School Board
By Casey Westfall
The grades for schools in Palm Beach County for the 2014/2015 school year were released by the school board in February. Following their release, they showed that all four public high schools in Boca Raton had performed well during the school year.
As a result, all Boca Raton high schools retained their “A”’s that they had received during the previous school year.
Of the four high schools in the city, the highest performing were Spanish River Community High School, and Boca Raton Community High School. Of the two high schools, Spanish River had the highest overall grades, and was the third highest performing high school in the county, trailing behind Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach, and Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach
While lagging behind Spanish River and Boca Raton, Olympic Heights Community High School and West Boca Community High School still performed well when compared to other high schools in the county.
Olympic Heights had higher grades than West Boca in English Language Arts Achievement and Social Studies, while West Boca’s grades in Mathematics and Science were higher than Olympic Heights.
When it came to graduation rates, Olympic Heights had the highest, at 96.2%. Boca Raton Community was in second, with a graduation rate of 91.6%. Spanish River came in third, with a rate of 90.3%, and West Boca was in fourth, with a graduation rate of 85.7%.
For College and Career Acceleration scores, Boca Raton Community had the highest in the city with a 70. West Boca came in a close second at 69, followed by Spanish River with a 62. Olympic Heights had the lowest score, having received a 46.