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Suncoast Community High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
1,523
Best High School in Florida
#2
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District PALM BEACH
Type Public
 Phone (561)882-3400
 Location 1717 AVENUE S
RIVIERA BEACH, FL 33404
Charter School No

Suncoast Community High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Florida high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 2nd in the best public high schools in Florida.

Demographics

Race

The Suncoast Community High School student body is predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White41.8%637
Black19.2%292
Hispanic20%305
Asian Pacific14.9%227
Native American Indian0.5%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races3.5%54

Family Income

vs. other Florida high schools
Upper 14.7%

22.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Florida high school median of 46.3%. By this measure, SUNCOAST COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL students are largely upper income and rank 69th in Florida for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman421
Sophomore390
Junior354
Senior358
Total1,523

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
99% or more*

10 out of 10

Rank: 7th in Florida

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students99% or more*
Florida Median86%
Percentile100%
White95% or more*
Black95% or more*
Hispanic95% or more*
Asian Pacific95% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged95% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 10th in Florida

Students at Suncoast Community High School scored an average 87% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Florida Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 48% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 3% of Florida high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls75% to 79%*90%
Boys85% to 89%*91%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander90% or more*90% to 94%*
Black65% to 69%*65% to 69%*
Hispanic85% to 89%*95% or more*
Multiracial--
White90% to 94%*97%
With Disabilites60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1173

The average SAT score for Suncoast Community High School students in 2014 was 1173.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 28th in Florida

576 out of 712 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (81%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Florida median rate of 57% and in the top 7% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 9th in Florida

Suncoast Community High School offers 21 AP courses. 72 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Florida schools of 22%. Suncoast Community High School had 656 taking AP exams with a 367 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the state median of 22 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 56% 22%
Students enrolled in an AP class 72% 22%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 43%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 63%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%20%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate1%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.7%10
Boys0.8%6
Girls0.6%4
Florida Median0.4%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Florida Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1%15
Boys1.4%11
Girls0.6%4
Florida Median5.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%6
Boys0.8%6
Girls0%0

Location

Suncoast Community High School
1717 AVENUE S
RIVIERA BEACH, FL
33404
(561)882-3400

10 out of 10 1

District

PALM BEACH
WEST PALM BEACH, FL