About Us

The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest in the nation and the fifth largest in the state of Florida with 185 schools, serving more than 183,000 students who speak 150 languages and dialects. As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, the school district has nearly 21,000 employees, including more than 12,000 teachers.

Vision

The School District of Palm Beach County envisions a dynamic collaborative multicultural community where education and lifelong learning are valued and supported, and all learners reach their highest potential and succeed in the global economy.

Mission

The School District of Palm Beach County is committed to providing a world-class education with excellence and equity to empower each student to reach his or her highest potential with the most effective staff to foster the knowledge, skills, and ethics required for responsible citizenship and productive careers.

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

  • Top-performing urban school district in Florida
  • Palm Beach County has a higher percentage of "A" and "B" district-operated elementary and middle schools compared to the state and the state's largest urban school districts, according to the 2014 School Grades 
  • Ten District schools earned Newsweek's Best High Schools In America 2013
  • Education Week recognized the District as having the eighth-highest graduation rate in the nation
  • District is fully accredited by AdvancED, the world's largest education community using International Standards and we are the 3rd largest School District in the world to receive this distinction
  • Palm Beach schools offer 252 award-winning Choice Programs and Career Academies
  • District schools offer instruction in several languages, including Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and American Sign Language
  • Schools, teachers, staff, and students annually win dozens of state, national, and international athletic and academic competitions and awards

School Board

top
 
DISTRICT 1

Vacant

 

Term Expires: Nov. 2016

Secretary: Maria Baez

Phone: (561) 434-7481

 

DISTRICT 3

Karen Brill

Biography

Term Expires: Nov. 2018

Secretary: Nancy Villarreal

Cell: (561) 222-1848

Phone: (561) 434-8038

 

DISTRICT 5

Frank A. Barbieri, Jr., Esq., Vice Chairman

Biography

Term Expires: Nov. 2016

Secretary: Maria Baez

Phone: (561) 434-7481

 

DISTRICT 7

Debra Robinson, M.D.

Biography

Term Expires: Nov. 2018

Secretary: Joyce Edison

Phone: (561) 434-8139

DISTRICT 2

Chuck Shaw, Chairman

Biography

Term Expires: Nov. 2016

Secretary: Nancy Villarreal

Phone: (561) 434-8038

 

DISTRICT 4

Erica Whitfield

Biography

Term Expires: Nov. 2018

Secretary: Maria Baez

Phone: (561) 434-7481

 

 

DISTRICT 6

Marcia Andrews

Biography

Term Expires: Nov. 2018

Secretary: Joyce Edison

Phone: (561) 434-8139

Superintendent

Dr. Robert M. Avossa

Biography

Secretary: Diane Underwood

Phone: (561) 649-6833

Deputy Superintendent

Dr. David Christansen

Biography

Secretary: Lynn McCrary

Phone: (561) 649-6888