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Palm Bay

Palm Bay

Just south of Melbourne, Palm Bay is one of Brevard County's largest and continually growing communities. Spanning from the Indian River to far west of Interstate 95, Palm Bay covers 65 miles and is Florida's sixth largest city. More than 79,000 residents call this community home.

In addition to being one of the largest cities in Florida, Palm Bay also is home to one of Brevard's largest employers - Harris Corporation. With Harris Corporation's divisions located here, many technology-related companies have established roots in Palm Bay, adding to its strong employment base.

But Palm Bay isn't all work. With movie theaters, strip malls, convenience stores, and family attractions all within a few minutes drive, Palm Bay has the best amenities there are to offer. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts also have many opportunities for fun, whether it's fishing, boating, or swimming in the Indian River, teeing off at nearby golf courses, or visiting the Turkey Creek Wildlife Sanctuary.

Due to its size and population, Palm Bay has numerous elementary schools, middle schools, and two high schools - Palm Bay High School and Brevard's newest high school, Bayside High. Palm Bay High's Pirates won state championships in their class in both 2000 and 2002.

Whether it's the draw of Florida's high-tech atmosphere or just the excitement of fun in the sun, Palm Bay is one of Brevard's best places to be.

DEMOGRAPHICS

The demographic group to which residents of Palm Bay belong have more pre-schoolers than the national average. They typically are educated and have dual incomes. Most are homeowners within housing developments in sububan neighborhoods. Primarily, they enjoy playing golf, fishing, swimming and family activities. Note: Some of the following information was compiled from 1999 data.

Population 79,413
Housing 30,336 housing units
Average Rent $451
Average Age of Residents 37.2
2000 Population by Gender Male: 50.5%
  Female: 49.5%
2000 Population by Race White: 85.9%
  Black: 8.6%
  Asian Pacific Islander: 1.3%
  Other: 4.3%
Median Household Income $40,458

HIGH SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Students living in Palm Bay attend one of the following high schools based on school boundaries:

Bayside High School
1901 DeGroodt Road
Palm Bay
(321) 956-5000
Grades: 9-12
Principal: John Tuttle
Mascot: Bears
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: B
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: C

Palm Bay High School
101 Pirate Lane
Palm Bay
(321) 952-5900
Grades: 9-12
Principal: John G. Thomas
Mascot: Pirates
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: C

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MIDDLE SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Students living in Palm Bay attend one of the following middle schools based on school boundaries:

Central Middle School
2600 Wingate Blvd.
West Melbourne
(321) 722-4150
Grades: 7-8
Principal: Pamela Mitchell
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: B

Southwest Middle School
451 Eldron Boulevard, S.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 952-5800
Grades: 7-8
Principal: Robin Novelli
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: B

Stone Middle School
1101 E. University Blvd.
Melbourne
(321) 723-0741
Grades: 7-8
Principal: Timothy Cool
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: C
Florida 2001 Grade: C

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Students living in Palm Bay attend one of the following elementary schools based on school boundaries:

Columbia Elementary
1225 Waco Blvd. S.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 676-1319
Grades: K-12
Principal: Linda R. Jennings
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

Discovery Elementary
1275 Glendale Avenue, N.W.
Palm Bay
(321) 951-4920
Grades: K-6
Principal: Barbara McCalla
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: C

Jupiter Elementary
950 Tupelo Rd., S.W.
Palm Bay
(321) 952-5992
Grades: K-6
Principal: Terri Moeller
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: C
Florida 2001 Grade: B

Lockmar Elementary School
525 Pepper Street, N.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 676-3730
Grades: K-6
Principal: Norma Hostetler
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

Christa McAuliffe Elementary
155 Del Mundo Street, N.W.
Palm Bay
(321) 768-0465
Grades: K-6
Principal: Carol Roddenberry
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: A

Palm Bay Elementary School
1200 Allamanda Road N.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 723-1055
Grades: K-6
Principal: Victoria Barkwell
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: C
Florida 2001 Grade: C

Port Malabar Elementary
301 Pioneer Avenue, N.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 725-0070
Grades: K-6
Principal: Joseph Loffek
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

Riviera Elementary
351 Riviera Drive, N.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 676-4237
Grades: K-6
Principal: Linda Piccolella
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: C
Florida 2001 Grade: A

John F. Turner Elementary
3175 Jupiter Blvd., S.E.
Palm Bay
(321) 676-5700
Grades: K-6
Principal: Barry K. Pichard
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: C

Westside Elementary
2175 Degroodt Road, S.W.
Palm Bay
(321) 956-5050
Grades: K-6
Principal: Johnny Harper, Jr.
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: C

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