Education in Palm Beach County

About PBC Schools

Learn about the excellent education options available in the Palm Beaches. To support growing companies and new parents in the area, PBCedu.org is a county-wide resource, launched by the Business Development Board, highlighting public, private, faith-based and special needs schools in Palm Beach County.
We offer 185 public, 40 charter, 110 private and faith-based schools K-12, including a comprehensive support system for special needs from birth through age 22.
We provide dozens institutions of higher learning offering everything from technical certifications to doctorate degrees, as well as dozens of vocational and technical institutions
Each individual school system offers an array of educational opportunities for parents and students to enhance academic success.


PBC Schools

The School District of Palm Beach County is the 10th largest district in the nation with a budget of $2.9 billion dollars.

Graduation Rate Class of 2020 94.4%
Schools Rated A or B 61%
  • The graduation rate for the Class of 2020 in Palm Beach County’s District-operated schools climbed to 94.4% in 2020, according to the Florida Department of Education, an increase from the 91.6% graduation rate in 2019.
  • 61% of schools are rated “A” or “B” and there are no “F” ratings among traditional schools.
  • Families can connect to a special needs helpline, a one stop approach to useful services and a comforting voice who listens to their struggles.
  • Public schools within Palm Beach County (excluding charter schools) are uniquely diverse, consisting of students who speak 150 languages and dialects.
  • Charter schools receive academic, financial, operational, and technical assistance from the district’s charter department.
  • Florida Atlantic University – Ranked #1 most diverse public university in Florida
  • Lynn University – ranked #1 for “most international students” and #13 for “most innovative” universities in the south region by U.S. News & World Report
  • Palm Beach State College – Fourth largest of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University – secured the #1 NAPLEX pass rate in Florida for its Pharmacy School and ranked among the best colleges for veterans
  • Keiser University – Ranked #5 in social mobility
  • Nova Southeastern University – Ranked among the best colleges by Wall Street Journal
Largest School District in the Nation
Higher Education Institutions
Students in 180 district-operated schools
Total Schools in Palm Beach County
Schools are Private & Faith-Based