Gov. Scott Congratulates Western Academy

Western Academy Charter School in Royal Palm Beach recently received a notice from Gov. Rick Scott congratulating the school on its state school ranking.

Western Academy, an A-rated school since 2006, has recently been designated a Florida School of Excellence based on its 2016-17 state assessment scores. The school has been ranked in the top five percent of all schools in the state based on ELA, math and science achievement scores. The school has been ranked in the top seven percent of all K-8 schools in the state and in the top nine percent of all charter schools in the state.

“We are ecstatic with the new state ranking. We worked very hard last school year to push our scores up into the top 10 percent, so to make it in the top five percent of all schools for student achievement in the state is especially rewarding,” Principal Linda Terranova said. “Our ELA proficiency scores increased from top 13 percent to top six percent for all schools, and our science achievement increased from top 11 percent to top four percent for all schools in the state, so the hard work definitely paid off.”

The school’s math proficiency scores are in the top four percent in the state for all schools.

Western Academy is the number-one-ranked charter school in Palm Beach County and is ranked sixth overall in all of Palm Beach County’s public schools. The school is a not-for-profit charter school serving kindergarten through eighth grade students in the western communities.

Western Academy is located at 650 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Suite 400, in Royal Palm Beach. For additional information, call (561) 792-4123 or visit