School Details

Leadership Academy West

1760 N Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
(561) 434-0996
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 147 students 22 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

23%
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 2013
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
58%
54%
95%
92%
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.
72%
89%
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
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
68%
64%
62%
68%
67%
49%
64%
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
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Leadership Academy West is a charter high school. The principal of Leadership Academy West is Ms. Tiphanie Forbes-mitchell, who can be contacted at leadershipacademycs@palmbeachschools.org. 147 students go to Leadership Academy West and identify mostly as Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Leadership Academy West students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 147 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Leadership Academy West is 22:1. G-Star School of the Arts is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 65% 30%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.7%
Asian 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 55%
Limited English proficiency 4% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers really make the school. They're intelligent helpful individuals that want nothing more than for their students to succeed.

  • (6 years ago)

    Leadership Academy seems more like a private school than a public one. They maintain high standards for their students -- academically and personally but they work with each student to achieve his or her potential. Leadership does a terrific job of getting students to believe in themselves and then to perform up to their potential. This is the first school that my son has attended that has recorgnized his high ability. Individual teachers have mentored him and he is responding beautifully. I think that next year will be his b est ever. The school is culturally diverse and the students are very accepting of one another. You don't find the cliques and the harsh divisions or conflict among students that you find in larger high schools here in Palm Beach County.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is by far the most unorganized unprofessional unstable and underachiving school i have ever attended. The teachers do not teach well and will not help a student in need . They can barley keep the school running and safe. I have not learned any thing. the school is horrible and i will never attend it again!! i would advise that you do not send your child here it will only bring them down.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a school that had a slow beginning but is finally stable. The administration is extremely knowledgeable of what it takes to run a great school and the teachers are super friendly and hard working. They take great pride in going above and beyond to make sure that the learning environment is not only above standards but fun as well...

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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