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Park Vista Community High School8

Lake Worth, FL | Palm Beach County

September 30, 2013


So focused on the students and their quality of education! Tries so diligently to keep students and parents informed and involved!

Submitted by a parent

June 27, 2013


I transferred here from the IB program in Atlantic High School and compared to Atlantic this school is HORRIBLE. this school has little options (such as classes and electives) for students like me. They also transferred me to regular classes so I went from IB to regular. This school is way way WAY too crowded for me. The students are THE most disrespectful kids I have ever met in my life. The guidance counselors offer no guidance like they are supposed to. If I can give this school 0 stars, I would.

November 15, 2012


We just moved to FL from out of state and chose a home based on the proximity to "good" schools. I'm afraid we have yet to be impressed with Park Vista. They decided to let all 3000 students share the same lunch period this year, which means there's no place for students to sit and eat, except on the ground with the ants. My calls to the school concerning this and another issue were never returned. My child is in an Honors Language Arts class where the teacher talks about assorted topics which may or may not have to do with what they are supposed to be learning. Dress code is not enforced. The athletics programs are good, which is the only positive my child talks about. Apparently the bar is set pretty low in FL for educating our children. Don't our children deserve better? I'm hoping to have a better impression of the school by the end of the year. If not, we will likely be moving our child to another school.

Submitted by a parent

June 7, 2012


your school has attained national recognition because of the two little unapologetic upper class appearing cretins ... uh, i mean darling little sweethearts that stole money from the little girl scout who was selling cookies. bad enough that they did it, but posting a video and mugging for a photographer where they basically brag about it and were upset that they ''didn't even get to keep the money''. we're not talking about underprivledged kids from low income homes here either. ''we saw that money and it was ours''. they needed it to put gas in her car or buy a new cellphone? sounds horrible enoght, but after they were taken out of school by the police THEY WENT TO THE PLACE THE 9 YEAR OLD WAS AND STOOD TEN FEET AWAY AND TAUNTED HER WHILE THEY SWIGGED THEIR STARBUCKS... i hope the judge see the video and throws the book at them and this gets put on their school transcript so the college they apply to can see what they're accepting with these two little darlings. i wouldn't be surprised to see this happen in watts, or east LA or harlem, but i guess palm beach is raising it's own brand of arrogant little suburban trash. how'd ya like for your son to take her to the prom...

May 23, 2012


My daughter is a sophmore in this school and I had high hopes after a mediocre education at Manatee Elementary and Christa McAuliffe Middle School. Unfortunately, the school is a huge disappointment and my daughter hates it. The school is way too crowded since they accept everyone who applies. Drop off in the mornings and pick up in the afternoons is a nightmare. The teachers are horrendous, many of them absent a ridiculous amount of time and sharing highly inappropriate personal information with their students and often show movies in class having nothing to do with the subject matter. Students are disruptive in class and most teachers have no idea or no interest in taking control of their classrooms. If I had another child entering any of the schools that my daughter has attended so far, I would put that child in a private school at any cost.

Submitted by a parent

February 10, 2012


Agree with the last parent. School is run like a prison. There is no respect for students. Some of the rules are ridiculous. My child is an "A" student with good conduct and is miserable. The administrators don't care and good luck getting to speak with the principal. The assistant principals will tell you they don't make the rules. The receptionist at the front desk is awful. We will be taking our child out next year even if she has to be home schooled. She has been in public school/ gifted programs her entire time at school and been very happy and successful. This school is horrible. If you are a parent and child who care about grades and education then this is not the school for you. There are a few great teachers but overall we are not impressed.

Submitted by a parent

November 20, 2011


Too crowded, not enough help for students who struggle, they want kids who don't achieve high scores to enroll in other programs such as Life Skills Center which is a "school" that kids go to for half a day and work the other half. However, they are wanded like at the airport before they enter this institution. Most teachers are not respectful to the students as human beings. I am not impressed. The receptionist at the front desk is verbally abusive to the student aids that help her.

Submitted by a parent

July 1, 2011


I'm going to be coming to this school this coming school year...hopefully, everything works well for me! Based on the reviews I've read so far, it seems like this is a really good high school

June 9, 2011


I was sickened to see thousands of dollars in the 2011 Pathfinder Scholarships flushed down the toilet. Politics, as usual, weighed heavily in the selection process for Park Vista candidates. It is just a sad statement as to how things operate at this school.

Submitted by a parent

June 5, 2011


I have to say... Park vista is actually a pretty good school. Although, I would prefer more academy options. [Most] of the teachers here are great, especially huljack:D She knows how to make class interesting while you're still learning at the same time. - Freshman of '10/'11

Submitted by a student

April 28, 2011


This school is terrible. Administration and most of the teachers are bad examples for our children. It is more like a prison out of control than a warm learning environment. The administration is more worried about controlling the students versus give them a positive learning experience. The administration focuses on discipline and does not even do that well. I believe this is the principal's fault. Leadership starts at the top.

Submitted by a parent

April 25, 2011


Quite dissapointed with this school. The academics and teachers are great. But it is not the enviorment I wanna be in. Many bullies in the school. Mostly ones who judge other students by what the amount of money the family has, and the clothes they were. Its very sad. I thought it would all be a friendly, lovable school. It is not.

Submitted by a student

May 4, 2010


I thought this was a great school. Until my sever autistic son was suspended for a day - for taking a cookie from a teacher! This is the type of compassion they have for their ESE students. My son doesn't talk - can't defend himself - can't even apologize for lack of speech...but none of it mattered. This school has disappointed me and I warn other parents!! Shame on Ms. de Santi - the assistant principle who was willing to do this to a kid who still wears a diaper for god's sake!

Submitted by a parent

April 13, 2010


My oldest daughter was a 2009 graduate from Park Vista and I can tell you that it is a very good school. The teachers, facility and administration are all good. They also have an on campus police officer and the Boynton Beach Police Dept is also right there. I have another daughter who will start their in the 2011 school year and I know that her experience will be just as good.

Submitted by a parent

November 23, 2009


I'm an honors and AP student here at Park Vista, class of 2010, and all I can say is that my experience here has been nothing but positive. The school excels in every area, from academics to the arts and athletics, and for those parents looking for a high school that takes care of its top achievers, this school would be it. We have the highest percentages in the county besides the arts high school for graduation (on time) as well as the highest rate of kids going on to college, quite a few being first generation. Needless to say: Park Vista Rules! Go Cobras!

Submitted by a student

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