When it comes to selecting schools for our children, there are plenty of excellent examples to choose from when living in Ibis and around the West Palm Beach County area. Whether your children are attending elementary, middle, or high school, here are a few of the best, highly rated schools in the county.
Elementary (PK and K-5)
Morikami Park Elementary School (MPES) is a highly rated, public magnet school with a student population of 794 students. The school’s state test scores are extremely high, with 97% of students testing proficiently in Math and 95% of students testing proficiently in Reading. MPES has a diverse and inclusive environment. Parents cite dedicated teachers and a great curriculum, calling MPES a strong magnet school for the arts that include music, arts, and languages.
Also highly rated, Equestrian Trails Elementary School (ETES) has 879 students. Diversity is valued at ETES. Teachers here go above and beyond to make sure children can successfully handle a challenging curriculum. For advanced and gifted students, the school offers a variety of programs.
The students at Wynnebrook Elementary School are some of the best and the brightest. They are proof that the school’s strong academic program works, showing marked improvements as they progress from grade to grade. Their test scores in Math and Reading are above average compared to state the rest of Florida. Wynnebrook is a very diverse and inclusive school as well.
Middle (Grades 6-8)
Bak Middle School of the Arts (MSOA) is a 2020 Blue Ribbon awardee, fostering growth and creativity in their students. It has specialized tracks for Communication Arts, Theater Arts, Dance, Music (band, piano, strings, and vocal), and the Visual Arts. With an eclectic environment, MSOA is recognized as one of the top arts programs across the US.
Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, or “The Don” as students call it, has 1,286 students and a teacher to student ratio of 18:1. Parents call the teachers here “phenomenal” and count the many options for clubs and after-school activities as the school’s strengths. State-of-the-art tools are available and accessible for learning.
Parent involvement is a key ingredient to this school’s success. Parents are encouraged to be engaged in their children’s school activities. The teachers here are caring and recognize that communication between teachers and parents can go a long way in strengthening a child’s capacity to learn.
High School (Grades 9-12)
A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School
777 Glades Road, Building 26, Boca Raton, FL 33431
An all-around top school in the area, A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School offers a well-rounded curriculum that challenges its students, who are themselves competitive. The school has a 100% graduation rate.
With a happy and safe school environment, this magnet school offers advanced placement courses as well as an international baccalaureate program. A challenging curriculum is balanced with a family atmosphere.
Diversity and acceptance are the core strengths of the school, which have fostered an environment that’s conducive to learning. Academics and the arts are given equal focus, providing a well-rounded education for those enrolled here.
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