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G-Star School of the Arts

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Palm Beach
2065 Prairie Rdbldg J
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 967-2023

About This School

G-Star School of the Arts is located in West Palm Beach, FL and is one of 57 high schools in Palm Beach School District. It is a charter school that serves 885 students in grades 9-12.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See G-Star School of the Arts's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, G-Star School of the Arts had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

885

Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

59% 41%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

34.2%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$9,181
per student
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Grade 9 Reading Performance

FCAT Results
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G-Star School of the Arts Reviews

This is an amazing school.

By a Teacher on

I am a long-time staff member of G-Star School of the Arts. My children attend the school. I ll answer critics with facts: G-Star is an A rated school; Graduation rate of 98% with 94% going on to the colleges of their choice, most on scholarships; FLDOE rated a High Performing School . The Washington Post rated G-Star academically in the top 1.4% of all high schools in the nation; US News & World Report: Silver School Award . Last year 41% of students had a GPA above 3.5 and 21 % had a 4.0 GPA and above; G-Star is an International Baccalaureate World School; G-Star passes the Palm Beach County Health and Fire Inspections with the highest ratings; Of course, there is a cafeteria. Visit www.gstarschool.org and click on Environmental Information for OSHA approved testing proving that there is no mold or any other environmental issues. Click on Parent and Student Comments to see what students and parents truly feel about the school. Safest school in the County - no bullying, drugs, fights or gangs. G-Star was named The Number One High School for Film in the World in London by the Raindance Film Festival, Europe s largest independent film festival. Come see for yourself.

By a Former Student on

G-Star is deceiving. The "A" rating does not mean "A" level academics. Honors classes are regular, and regular classes are remedial. AP courses are often taught by VERY unqualified teachers. The administration is totalitarian and makes the school miserable. Kids are very rude to eachother, do a lot of substances, and don't try. I was valedictorian of my class until I left my senior year and boy am I glad I did. I would not be at this college (an out of state top-20 liberal arts college) if I would have stayed. G-Star rarely ever sends any students out of state. They also make no effort to give students the opportunity. SATs, PSATs, and ACTs are not given any attention whatsoever. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE.

By a Parent on

As a parent, we regret having ever sent our kids to this school.  The classes are overcrowded, the academics questionable, lots of drugs and Mr. Hauptner is a fraud.  The soundstage is not being used for the benefit of the kids.  Too many broken promises.  Teaches to the FCAT and not skills that are relevant to higher learning. Look elsewhere!

By , a Parent on

how much is tuition to attend this school?

By a Parent on

re:  10/10/10 upset parent.  My 1st child has graduated after 4yrs @ Gstar with full scholarship, accepted straight to a specialty program at prestigious 4yr Florida University.  My 2nd child is one of the so called neglected ESE kids and is on yr 3 with an "A" GPA and a tightly established safety network that rivals anything ever had up to this point.  Both of my children were / are very active in the school and participate in EVERYTHING!  Xscream, Plays, Science competitions, film competitions, student films, independent productions, professional films, photo shoots, etc, etc, etc...........  the list goes on and on.  I cannot complain in any way about how they have been treated, what they gained by going to school there or what it did for their educational future.  Gstar is now an "A" rated school.  The kids that participate in all the opportunities given to them stay out of trouble, have nothing to complain about and have some of the most valuable experiences that are going to stick with them for the rest of their lives.  This is not a typical school so if you are looking for "school norm" to be priority then please don't go to Gstar.  But if you have a love of any aspect of Movie/TV/Plays or performing and are looking for something specialized, something out of the box and will actively participate in every opportunity - then Gstar is for you.  I am a super tough parent = on both my kids and on the school.  By the time my youngest graduates I will have been with the school for 6yrs & I can say that never once have I ever thought that things the school did were not in the interest of my children.  That new studio is fantastic and was such a wise investment.  Our kids are so lucky.  I am sorry you had a bad experience, but it is the exception and possibly the result of expectations vs the reality of what the school is and does.  To all parents that are reading these reviews and considering your options; I would do GStar all over again!!

By a Parent on

I have to post in respond to a parent's post date 10/10/10.  There is more than you are saying because my chiild has attended GStar for 4 years now and graduating a senior and I have NEVER experience what you speak of.  The sound stage they just built, is brand spanking new, of course its not being use, they just finished building it.  Give them some time to coordinate what needs to happen.  This is a private school, owned by a private entity, their board meetings don't have to include parents.  They get tons of private money donated, do your research correctly.  As for other things, I agree some improvement may be needed but to call the school "crooks" is an out right lie.  My child, no being perfect, has been discipline by the school for cell phone use (suspended) and I agree it was appropriate.  My child has since never repeated the offense so something is working well.  My student is an honor student and involved in school events...

By a Parent on

My child attends G Star School of the Arts and I can tell you it  is run by a bunch of inexperienced staff members. Don’t get me wrong most of the teachers are great but the administration is full of crooks.  Board meeting are closed to the public and does not have a parent on the board as they should. They are overcrowded and do not care about the welfare of their students. The fire department has been called several times because they use the stairwells as storage. The kids are just a number that means money in their pockets to pay for a soundstage that is not even used. How about you build classrooms not a giant empty building! These people ruined my child’s educational career and I feel the Palm Beach County superintendent of schools needs to step in a takeover and make this a great school.
The worst part is that they take in 504 and ESE students because they make more federal money off of them and that do not have a full time 504 and ESE coordinator. One day a week for 250 ESE kids. That is a disgrace!
I am crying out for help and to let everyone know that there is a story that needs to be exposed in Palm Beach County and that is that G Star School of the Arts is a scam and the kids are suffering because it is run by crooks.  
The best advice I can give you is to keep you children away from this disgrace of a school.
Sincerely,
A Concerned Parent

By a Parent on

its very fun

By a Current Student on

I attended G-star for 3 years and took it for granted. I never took advantage of all the oppertunities given to us by the instructors. I am now majoring in film in college and its incredible the things I know that most other students in my classes/major aren't familiar with. I know see the great oppertunity g-star gives to its students regarding knowledge and I think its amazing that a school is dedicated in helping students succeed in a field that is in the arts. If students skipped school then that is the responsibility of the parent and student themselves, and it happens at any high school in the country. Overall great school

By a Parent on

My daughter went there last year.  She skipped school constantly and no one notified me, teachers were not taking attendance.  Very lax in supervision, kids hanging around a nearby field and gas station.  She's not there anymore.  If your child is talented, there are great programs for drama and that kind of thing.  THere are no sports, they have to walk across the street to the Y for PE and it's irregular even then.  I understand they are well funded because of private money (movies are made there).  Teachers are decent i thought but obviously not paying attention to the students.  They had new books, and in fact students received two sets so that they weren't dragging them back and forth.

By , a Parent on

this school looks soo good for my child she loves acting and the teachers in the school

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