Dr. Armas- Our Region's Principal of the Year

Dr. Armas Named Central Region Principal of the Year


Royal Palm Beach High School Principal, Dr. Jesús Armas, has been named the Central Region Principal of the Year.  Dr. Armas now becomes a finalist for the School District’s Principal of the Year, which will be announced on January 28, 2020 at Manatee Lagoon, a Florida Power & Light eco-discovery center.


Currently in his 33rd year in education and his 14th year as a principal, Dr. Armas is in his 10th year at Royal Palm Beach High School, making him the longest tenured principal in the history of the school.  In this time, Dr. Armas has helped Royal Palm Beach High School become an IB World School and has introduced several programs and academies, including STEM, Computer Gaming, AICE, AVID, and a Navy JROTC.  Dr. Armas has led Royal Palm Beach High School through a cultural and systemic change that has helped produce, among other things, the school’s only consecutive B ratings, the designation of the “Happiest High School”, and the school’s highest graduation rate of 93%.


Dr. Armas says that “while I am very grateful for the honor, a principal is only as good as the faculty and staff at the school.  This honor is a reflection of the outstanding professionals that work at Royal Palm Beach High School.  We have a staff that is committed to our vision of meeting the holistic needs of all our students.  I am so proud of all Royal Palm Beach High School stakeholders and I am glad that their greatness makes me look good.”


Royal Palm Beach High School currently also has the School District Teacher of the Year, Daniella Boyd, and the Student Government Representative on the School Board, Jaiden Manuel.