School Details

Riviera Beach Maritime Academy

251 West 11th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
(561) 841-7600
6

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 193 students 11 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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 2014
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
88%
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 2014
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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71%
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63%
70%
68%
76%
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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 2014
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Riviera Beach Maritime Academy is a charter high school in Riviera Beach. The principal of Riviera Beach Maritime Academy is MS. TONYA HICKS and can be contacted at thicks@rbmaritime.org. 193 students go to Riviera Beach Maritime Academy and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 0% of the Riviera Beach Maritime Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 42% of the 193 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Riviera Beach Maritime Academy is 11:1. Suncoast Community High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 12% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 29%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 60%
Limited English proficiency 0% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is one of the best kept secret in Palm Beach County. As a business owner and parent I can see the passion the staff has for teaching the students that attend. Over the years I have followed and watched this school take what little they have and give back to the students and the surrounding community 210%+. The teachers and staff members really care and want these students t to be successful in years to come and that is evident through their interaction with the students and the individual time they take out of their day to make sure that happens. The children that attend this school are not a number not just another student they are recognized as individuals with goals and personality that make that student who they are. The staff at RBMA strives every day to do the best they can to educate and guide these students in direction to make those goals and dreams a reality for the students. There is a saying "You can not judge a book by it cover" I encourage any one who has a child that will be attending 9th grade in the upcoming years to not just look on line at this school but go there. Talk to the staff meet the students you will not be disappointed..

  • (2 years ago)

    As a parent I can say that this school has NOT helped my child be college ready. As I was inquiring at another school when I mentioned what school my child attended the school official laughed and stated they have heard all of the horror stories of this school. They also warned me that students transferring from RBMA most likely will have a hard time "catching up". It is true that your child's progress is based on $ you donate. The most telling sign about this school was the open house we attended before the school year began. Two-thirds of the faculty was dressed as if they lived on the streets. What a horrible representation to our children. How do you expect a child to respect you when you dress like trash! This school is a joke. AP classes are a joke. Discipline is a joke! Don't call and talk to the principal you won't get a word in edgewise. Your opinion does not count here.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an awesome school. Two of my four kids attend and the other two will be starting there next year. The teachers really care about the students and their learning. This is one of a handful of "A" rated high schools in Palm Beach County (which was acheived during a four day school week)! With their small student body (150 students) the teachers have smaller classroom sizes & go ABOVE & BEYOND to assist struggling students. Their PTO is active and hosts quite a few events thoughout the year (Spaghetti Dinner Super Bowl Tailgate Party etc.) My son is in the SCUBA club but they also have the ROV (underwater robotics) club Fishing club Garden Club Computer club & the National Technical Honor Society (which my daughter is a member of). They also have a floating classroom (large boat which they take out often) & many trips they take to Peace River Venice Beach Sea World and even the Florida Keys! They have a bus schedule that is strategically placed around the county to get our children to and from school safely. I am confident that my kids are learning what is necessary for them to attend a good university!

  • (3 years ago)

    I would not send your child to this school!We made this terrible mistake and I would hate for other caring parents to do the same...Let's start with the Principal Mrs. Hicks.My experience dealing with her was shocking to say the least.She speaks to you as if you are having a conversation on the "streets".She is not professional or consistant at all.She makes all the decisions regarding the student body.She makes choices based upon parents who give $ to the school.The teachers and very limited staff do not make any decisions pertaining the students. The students wear their pants hanging off their bottoms.The students are rough and the environment of the school is poor.The children eat lunch outside in the heat...This is not a good school please do a surprise walk of the school during operating hours and you can make an informed decision yourself.I rate this school one star for a couple of good teachers.Also you will see random students hanging around the school while class is in session.They do not have any consistency with rules for the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Unfortunately my family and I have had to move around a lot these past few years. RBMA is the first school my son has really felt comfortable at. He has made friends easily and has been excelling in academics. I highly recommend the school to anyone who does not want their child to just be another number out of the 1000s in the schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a student at RBMA. He has only been there for this year and has adjusted well. He seems to like his teachers and they seem to like him. He feels that his science classes are chalenging and likes his boat and yacht classes (he built a boat today and says it is quite the experience). If you are interested in marine related fields this is the place for you.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the WORST when it comes to education. The teachers are interested in what goes on outside the school rather than teaching the children. Good luck with getting your kid into a fine college if they go to Riviera Beach Maritime Academy!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great has 147 students (2/10/2010) very small teacher/student ratio. Active PTO great learning field trips a 40' floating classroom active teachers and staff. Great for children who want to learn about maritime studies and boat/yatch building and repair.

  • (5 years ago)

    If your child is truly interested in the Maritime Industry I would consider enrolling them into the academy as it's a great school if the child has those interests. I think some students enroll just so they don't have to attend the overcrowded public high schools which disrupts the learning environment for those students who are interested in Maritime academics. The students do have the opportunities for fishing boating and club days all which make learning enjoyable. Yes to sending your child their if they have the interest other non-interested students...need not apply. The school has small enrollment (150 approx.) of both boys and girls. Nice small class sizes uniforms are worn teachers all seem interested in education and administration does a good job.

  • (6 years ago)

    It is a fun school with many extra-cirricular activities.

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