Palm Beach County Schools opened 418 teaching positions as of Oct. 1 — up 70 from this time last year and more than 200 over the same period before the pandemic.
While the neighborhood leaders have has launched recruitment, this year’s shortage – and likely future shortages – are fueled by two things: fewer students studying to become educators and teachers, or teachers leaving the field or retiring early after a political year and political pressure related to the pandemic.
However, some Palm Beach County schools are feeling the squeeze more than others.
Below is a list of the 26 campuses in the district that had five or more tuition offers as of Oct. 1.
The school district oversees the operations of a total of about 180 campuses.
Read more about what drives openings in our public schools here
Which schools in Palm Beach County have the most teaching job openings?
- Lake Worth Middle: 19 openings
- Royal Palm School: 14 openings
- Congress Center: 12 openings
- Forest Hill High: 11 openings
- Lake Worth High: 11 openings
- Santaluces Goia: 10 openings
- Boynton Beach High: 9 openings
- Meadow Park Elementary: 8 openings
- Palm Springs Middle: 8 openings
- Carver Middle School: 7 openings
- John F. Kennedy Middle: 7 openings
- South Primary School: 7 openings
- Middle trade winds: 7 openings
- West Riviera Elementary: 7 openings
- Crosspointe Elementary: 6 bays
- Jeaga Middle School: 6 openings
- Palm Beach Lakes High: 6 openings
- Wellington High: 6 openings
- Christa McAuliffe Middle: 5 openings
- Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary: 5 openings
- Grassy Waters Primary School: 5 bays
- LC Swain Middle: 5 bays
- Osceola Creek Middle: 5 bays
- Pine Jog Elementary: 5 openings
- Washington Elementary: 5 openings
- Westward Elementary: 5 openings
Source: Palm Beach County School District
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Katherine Kokal is an education reporter for The Palm Beach Post. He can be reached at [email protected] Help support our work, subscribe today!