School Details

Palm Bay Senior High School

101 Pirate Ln, Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 952-5900
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1587 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

56%
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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 2013
  • Brevard average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
63%
54%
83%
88%
85%

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.
85%
87%
84%

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 2013
  • Brevard average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
70%
64%
57%
70%
67%
57%
72%
64%

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 2013
  • Brevard average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Palm Bay Senior High School is a public high school in Melbourne. The principal of Palm Bay Senior High School is Mr. John G Thomas and can be contacted at thomasj@brevard.k12.fl.us. 1,587 children attend Palm Bay Senior High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Palm Bay Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 1,587 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Palm Bay Senior High School is 18:1. Melbourne Central Catholic High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 50% 63%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 16% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 45%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is unorganized the staff seems uninformed and the principal is MIA (ever heard of communicating with parents??). The curriculum even AP is not challenging. Too much focus on the FCAT in the non-honors and non-AP classes. Some of the teachers and counselors are great but the school desperately needs a real school leader at the helm. A lack of enthusiasm about being in the business of educating kids permeates the entire building.

  • (3 years ago)

    Best in academics athletics and everything else! My sister and I both went there and both graduated from college. There are bad seeds at every school but there is such a wealth of clubs and academics to be involved with it was never a problem! GO PIRATES!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Good teachers help kids get good grades on AP courses.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to Palm Bay High School in the 70's My oldest Children 25 22 17 have either attended and graduated or are attending and about to graduate and they all love it to death. PBHS is a great school and deserves to be a 9. Go out and support the Theater program and all the other fantastic student programs at Palm bay High School. Pirate Pride!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended this school and I had a great time. There are more then enough school activities to get involved in. They have great sports teams and wonderful school spirit. The teachers are some of the best I have ever had. GO PIRATES!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school! I was involved in sports culinary and the law academy. Palm Bay High allows all students the opportunity to develop into well rounded individuals. Go Pirates!

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is all around good

  • (8 years ago)

    At palm bay there is a great football team and the kids are usually nice and good-humored the teachers are strict and kind to some degree but that just helps you learn more.When I first arrived I felt right at home and I fit in a lot better than at my previous schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think palm bay high school is a good school other than the fact that the kids are a little crazy. There academic system is okay they should control the kids more than they do.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very displeased about the parental involvement Although I offered to volunteer my time at the school on three seperate occasions I was never contacted.

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