District Information

What’s Great About Palm Beach County Schools...

  • A high-performing, A-rated, large urban school district.
  • 10th largest school district in the nation.
  • 167,378 students (this is the number of students in School District of Palm Beach County-operated schools).
  • $4.1 billion budget.
  • 13,080 classroom teachers.
  • $47,500 starting teacher salary.
  • 22,426 total employees.
  • 95.9% graduation rate in District-operated schools.
  • Students representing 197 different countries and territories of birth.
  • 146 languages spoken.
  • District schools offer instruction in several languages such as: 
    • Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Japanese, and American Sign Language.
  • 335 award-winning programs in several career academies.
  • 915 buses.
  • 66% A and B-rated schools.
  • 28.5 million meals served in 2019-2020.
  • Transporting 60,000 students daily covering approximately 13 million miles per year.
  • Programs are offered through our Palm Beach Virtual School and at 28 Adult and Community Education sites, including our Adult Education Center and eight satellite locations.

The School District of Palm Beach County