Jupiter, FL

Jupiter, FL

The area where the town now sits was originally named for the Hobe Indian tribe which lived at the mouth of the Loxahatchee River, and whose name is also preserved in the name of nearby Hobe Sound. A mapmaker misunderstood the Spanish spelling “Jobe” of the Indian name “Hobe” and recorded it as “Jove”. Subsequent mapmakers further misunderstood this to be the Latin translation of the god Jupiter, and they anglicized the name from Jove to “Jupiter”. The Roman god Jupiter (or Zeus in the Greek mythology) is the chief Roman god, and god of light, of the sky and weather, and of the state and its welfare and its laws. Jupiter’s consort was Juno, inspiring a neighboring town to name itself “Juno Beach”.

The most notable landmark is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, completed in 1860. Made of brick, it was painted red in 1910 to cover discoloration caused by humidity. Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 sandblasted the paint from the upper portion of the tower, and the tower was repainted using a potassium silicate mineral coating. The lighthouse is often used as the symbol for Jupiter.

Jupiter, FL Area School Information

School NameCityGrade RangeRating
All Saints Catholic School
JupiterPK-8
Beacon Cove Intermediate School
Jupiter3-510
Independence Middle School
Jupiter6-88
Jerry Thomas Elementary School
JupiterPK-57
Jupiter Academy
JupiterPK-8
Jupiter Christian School
JupiterPK-12
Jupiter Elementary School
JupiterK-55
Jupiter Farms Community Christian School
JupiterK-12
Jupiter Farms Elementary School
JupiterPK-510
Jupiter High Adult Education Center
Jupitern/a
Jupiter High School
Jupiter9-127
Jupiter Lighthouse Academy
Jupiter9-12
Jupiter Middle School
Jupiter6-87
Lighthouse Elementary School
JupiterK-2
Limestone Creek Elementary School
JupiterPK-67
North Palm Beach High School (Will open: Fall 2014)
Jupiter9-12
Turtle River Montessori School
JupiterPK-8