School Details

Charter School of Boynton Beach

1425 Gateway Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
(561) 374-8989
2

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 698 students 37 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

29%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
66%
63%
23%
61%
61%
13%
68%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
68%
85%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
59%
56%
22%
62%
61%
17%
57%
54%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
57%
53%
38%
61%
60%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
58%
56%
35%
56%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
50%
47%
35%
58%
57%
14%
51%
49%
26%
65%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
58%
84%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
55%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
71%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Charter School of Boynton Beach is a charter middle school in Boynton Beach. The principal of Charter School of Boynton Beach is MR. WAYNE OWENS, whose e-mail is csobbcs@palmbeachschools.org. 698 children attend Charter School of Boynton Beach and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 24% of the Charter School of Boynton Beach students have "limited English proficiency." 87% of the 698 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Charter School of Boynton Beach is 37:1. Congress Community Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 50% 29%
Hispanic 35% 31%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%
Multiracial 1% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 60%
Limited English proficiency 24% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    When I enrolled my two boys I was excited! I took my boys out of an "A" school going to a charter school my standards were higher and CSBB didn't meet them. The programs and languages they offer never happen. My kids went for one school year and it was a headache. Upper grades students bullied my boys numerous times and mr. Owens never bothered to return a call. Disrespectful students with uninvolved parents! Never again.

  • (9 months ago)

    I attended this school when I was in 10th grade . I graduated from boynton beach community high school. This school RUINED my gpa and my fellow peers who attended when I did. When my senior year came they had NO RECORDS of me being enrolled as a student . Also they could not contact the Principle or other adminstrators . This school is like a day-care . Instead of us being productive we played monopoly life and chess for 3 WEEKS!! This school is horrible !! I regret attending

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughters go to this school. They each are thriving. yes there has been some communication issues however with such a large school in there first year they have done an exceptional job. All school have hiccups but the education and benefits they have gotten far out reach any possible problem.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is REALLY BAD in communication with the principal as well as the teachers. Teachers are always on a different page. If they don't like you child they will do all they can to get them out. Parents evaluate the school before you put you r children in this school!!! Worst experience ever!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son loves this school. It was a difficult decision to move him to a new school. We couldnt be happier with the results.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have three children in this school I find it to be a great school. I love the zero tolerance for kids that are not there to get a education. They weed out the bad seeds right away with suspension or expulsion. The principle knows every student and all the teachers are great and gave my children the extra attention they needed.

  • (1 year ago)

    Students are always suspended instead of disciplined. No respect for teachers. Hard to contact administrators. Maybe because of their budget teachers need to dedicate more time to students.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has been at this school for two years now (Kindergarten and 1st) I was a little nervous - as any parent would be however it has been great. He has had two excellent caring kind teachers that have really encouraged him to be the very best he can be. All the staff are very warm and welcoming greeting the students each day as they arrive. My son has received an expanded curriculum as well as a pull out program which he is always very excited to tell me about. The school has been a very warm and welcoming place that my son loves to go to each day. The staff encourage a love of learning. My son is learning Spanish which he enjoys and takes great pride in practicing. The teachers have worked well with my son and he is receiving a very well rounded education. The school focuses on the whole child providing a good balance. The communication from the staff has been excellent.

  • (2 years ago)

    Check the new Charter schools of Boynton Beach website www.csbb.org All good things come around in time with the help of God. The school's elementary choir sang at an Episcopal church on December 9th and it was beautiful. The school has much to offer and in due time they will be back to where they were and make changes to deal with the growth that they were blessed with. As a long standing volunteer at the school I am confident of that. Go Bulldogs!

  • (2 years ago)

    No! Good teachers would not still be working there. The school has teachers working there that are not certified in order to save themselves money. The school quotes themselves as a technology school when there is only one computer in a classroom and old computers in the computer room. It is also known for foreign language classes which some of the teachers do not know how to teach. They have no books for the students until at least december which the students need to share because they do not purchase enough. Its a horrible school and if you send your child there they will end up with no education.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school's directors and Principle are not in this for the students. My son was there for only a month when a really inappropriate discussion was had between the Principle and ta 7th grade class. After bringing to the attention of the directors I received nothing but unwillingness to hear the problem or even concern. This school is not about the students ita about making money. I'm sure this is why the EX-Teacher also left. This was a great Teacher

  • (2 years ago)

    It's amazon ing how fired disgruntled teachers post the most negative remarks. If you were a good teacher you would still be there and not on the unemployment. As a parent I want the best teachers in the classroom. Computer and books don't trench children great teachers do. Sad whoever wrote the review in April 5 2012 could not figure that out.

  • (3 years ago)

    It is interesting how all the negative marks disappear from here. I worked here at one time and a school that has "no money" for computers a library or textbooks is unacceptable! The bar is definitely lowered here. I have never seen such a dysfunctional administration with zero structure. The morale here is so low that whichever teachers don't get fired end up quitting. In general the place is amateur.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Charter Schools of Boynton Beach is a terrific school with great faculty and staff . While they are going through growth pains they still manage to provide a nuturing atmosphere for my grandchildren who love it there. One the best charter schools around.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child started her 6th grade year at CSBB in 2008 and I wish I had listend to Mr. Owens 4 years ago when he asked me to place my child in his school. The school is awesome! My daughter's FCAT scores have improved tremendously as well as her study habits and overall grades in school. The fact that kindergarteners are required to have a foreign language class is beyond me! And I love the fact that my African American child with Bahamian roots LOVES Japanese class! I wish that they would expand to include high school like Village Academy did. The 2010-2011 school year will be her last ( I'm not sure why the ratings are so low I'm assuming it's based on the fact that this school was tiny when it started by my oh my how things have changed.

  • (5 years ago)

    Id advise anyone not to go here it has no good programs for the middle school and the students are horrid and distrupt the classes alot of fights its not an enviorment i would call to ' learn' more like a correctional center beacause most of the students are from congress(also a bad school on the other hand the only thing i like about hte school is the principal Mr. Owens he is the best principal out there is actually cares about the students and he`s funny to!

  • (6 years ago)

    I walk the hall ways a few days out of the week well I'm not impress. The class rooms are very noisy I can not hear my self think. There are 2 to 3 teachers that realy care about the education How ever some one who had a realy good education in the past can realy pick up on certain things. But on the night of celebration night Mr. Owens gave a great speach but that was it a great speach. It was not follow thrue in regards to education. I see that teachers have no control of the student what so ever. Students have no respect. Mr. Owens did say in his speech that once in his school it would be diffrent. I have yet to see it. I'm pulling my chrildren out of there. To bad I was not able to see before the first semester. Very very disapointed!!!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    this is one of the best schools in the world.they teachers that would go to hell and back for us kids.and unlike other schools they try and help us even if it takes time for us to get so don't listen the ones that say no.this school will prepare us for the future I've been at this school for 6 years.they have kindergartener's that can spell the words there giving us in seventh.so don't send your child here they will miss out on a whole lot.can your five year old spell mystery or chaos.

  • (7 years ago)

    Charter School of Boynton Beach is an amazing school. The staff is simply wonderful. Mr. Owens the principal knows each and every child by name and interacts with them several times daily. The teachers are outstanding and everyone strives to work together. They go the extra mile to get parents involved and I think what is most important is they truly look at each child as an individual knowing each child's individual needs and desires likes and dislikes. It takes very special people to achieve something like that and that is why it is an A school. My son loves all the adults that work with him and they always encourage him even when he has rough days. This school is amazing it's as simple as that.

  • (7 years ago)

    Just not happy. School moved mid year and the old buses they used to transport children kept breaking down overcrowded etc. Over hype of activities by administration because follow thru is just not there.

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