PALM BEACH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL

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3505 SHILOH DR
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33407
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Phone: 561-640-5000
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Palm Beach County School District
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 475
  • Number Students: 1900
  • Number Teachers: 130
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5248
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Anthony Hamlet
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (57 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (30 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-18
    "The issues with the freshman class are that they are required to take intensive reading, regardless of their FCAT scores. This school has programs such as Pre-Law, Biotechnology, Early Childhood, Teaching Academy, and Medical. Pre-Law has a Mock Trial team. There are a few arts programs such as chorus, band, theater, and art classes. The regular-level classes are more remedial and the students in those classes do not know how to behave. Some of the teachers simply put in the grades that give the students credit for the class without knowing the material. Some of the Advanced Placement students in those classes are unable to receive a score that will give them the college credit they need due to the fact that the teachers are not able to cover the material required. There is an on-campus clinic run by a certified nurse, in which students with no medical care can seek help during school hours for their medical needs. The sports that are well-known are Track, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Football. The other teams, swimming, wrestling, baseball, and such, are neglected by a majority of the students and faculty. Some of the neglected teams have old uniforms or no uniforms at all"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-30
    "My daughter graduated from Palm Beach Lakes High School last week (5-22-2013), and I must say that this is the best high school in Palm Beach County. She pursued mostly (and was successful) honors and AP classes. She was on the honor roll every semester, and was placed in the top 10% for both her junior and senior years. She will be attending college in the fall of 2013, and now has secured enough scholarship money to pay for college; thanks to PBLHS, especially the Guidance Department. I would highly recommend this school to any parent of any incoming freshman. You will not regret it. Also, PBLHS has one of the best set of teachers available in 2013. If your child attends PBLHS and does not make something of his/her life, then it's his/her fault, without question. Words can never express how grateful I am to PBLHS. My only regret with my daughter attending PBLHS is to see her leave. However, we ll be in touch with the school, because we re hoping we can give something back to the school by offering a scholarship to a worthy student in 2014. PBLHS; you are still the best there is. Continue to keep your head up high, as you are my shining star. Kudos Zachary."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-23
    "If you're going to use your review to say how wonderful PBL is, I'd suggest you spell check along the way and don't post in all caps. I graduated from Lakes a few years ago, and can honestly say that my experience was positive only because I took honors and AP classes. After being in touch with some of my fellow graduates, I can see that for most of them, the education didn't stick. The teachers I had were great and, for the most part, the curriculum was on par. But overall, the school still needs a lot of work, especially when it comes to grammar and vocabulary. That follows you for the rest of your life. So if you're so proud to have graduated from PBL, do your alma matter a favor and learn how to use the education you received. Learn the difference between they're/their/there and your/you're and past/passed. And when giving condolences to someone, please, for the love of God, don't say "I'm sorry for your lost." It's loss, not lost. Those little differences speak volumes about the education you received. Do PBL and yourselves a favor. If your kids are planning to attend, work to get them in the right classes. Honors is above average, general education is below average for sure."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-05
    "This was a terrible school. The principal needs to retire and take the assistant principal with him. They act like the kids are so terrible at this school and if one thing happens they send the kids home for the day. Its no wonder half of the school cant read- they arent allowed back in class. My child had a terrible experience here and while I am normally a patient person, the way the handled things here was frustrating. Dont send your kids here if you dont have to."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-08-08
    "IM ALSO A STUDENT THAT ATTEND PBL...FOR MY EXPERIENCE OF LAKES., ITS A PRETTY GOOD SCHOOL. RUMORS ARE RUMORS AND THATS ALL TO IT. IM CURRENTLY GOING TO BE A JUNIOR AND HAVE BEEN HERE AT LAKES SINCE MY FRESHMAN YEAR AND NEVER HAD 1 ISSUE...ONLY THAT THE AP'S TAKE THIER JOBS A LITTLE TO OUT OF PROPORTION. THEY RATHER SEND YOU HOME THEN GIVE YOUR A WARNING AND SEND YOU BACK TO CLASS DUE TO A MISHAP IN THE DRESSCODE OR TARDINESS.... YES WE USE ALITTLE IMPROVEMENT BUT OVER ALL IM PROUD TO BE A RAM AND I'LL DEFEND THAT TITLE 50 YEARS FROM NOW"
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