Delray Beach is surrounded with excellent education resources for every age, contributing to a quality workforce as well as ensuring that employees have alternatives for their families. The City has won awards for their education initiatives, and is the only city in the region that employs an Education Coordinator to work with the school district and schools to help ensure that Delray Beach has top-notch school opportunities for local children.
The School District of Palm Beach County is the 5th-largest school system in Florida and the 11th-largest in the country, with 185 schools, serving more than 183,000 students who speak 150 languages and dialects. It is the top-performing urban school district in Florida and is ranked among the best school districts in the state and nation. The School District also oversees 41 charter schools throughout Palm Beach County, with a variety of unique programs and curriculums.
There are 10 private schools in Delray Beach, and 116 throughout the county, offering an array of educational opportunities for parents and students. They include alternative schools, schools with religious affiliation, academic academies, prep schools, independent schools, music- and art-oriented academies, Montessori education, home-school support programs, and many others.
16 institutions of higher learning serve Palm Beach County, each with their own unique offerings. The exceptional quality of training and education at these educational institutions results in high-quality, employment-focused workforce training; progressive professional education; and opportunities for enrichment designed to meet the changing needs of a diverse community. There are also many vocational and technical institutions.
www.PBCEdu.org provides full information on the county's educational resources, and serves as a portal to each individual school's website for more in-depth information.