Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School

3000 East University Ave

Gainesville, FL 32641-6033

Tel: (352)955-6839
Grades 6-12
217 students
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School serves 217 students in grades 6 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School operates within the Alachua School District.

School Overview

The student population of 217 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Total Students 217 students
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 16:1
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
8%
30%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Black Students (1992-2014)
Black
44%
23%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
44%
41%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.61 0.46
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
57%
52%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,157 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,126 is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,487 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name Alachua School District
Number of Schools
Managed
72
22
Number of Students Managed 28,157 10,137
Alachua School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $281 MM $132 MM
Alachua School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $264 MM $140 MM
Alachua School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,126 $11,888
Alachua School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,487 $12,571
Alachua School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Horizon Center. Alternative School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Horizon Center. Alternative School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Horizon Center. Alternative School (0.5 miles away)
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  • GainesvilleHorizon Center. Alternative School
    Alternative School
    0.5 miles | Grades: 6-12 | 88 students2802 Ne 8th Ave
    GainesvilleFL 32641
    (352)955-7250
    0.56-1288
  • GainesvilleCharles W. Duval Elementary School
    Magnet School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 310 students2106 Ne 8th Ave
    GainesvilleFL 32641
    (352)955-6703
    0.9KG-5310
  • GainesvilleHospital Homebound
    Special Education School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-12 | 42 students1817 East University Ave
    GainesvilleFL 32641
    (352)955-7671
    0.9PK-1242
  • GainesvilleLake Forest Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 300 students4401 Se 4th Ave
    GainesvilleFL 32641
    (352)955-6710
    0.9PK-5300
  • GainesvilleEastside High School
    Magnet School
    1.2 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1346 students1201 Se 43rd St
    GainesvilleFL 32641
    (352)955-6704
    1.29-121346

School Reviews

I go to loften and it the best school I've ever attended. the teachers are amazing. Every class is small and loften is great for hands on learning. No one is ever ignored. schools never boring. I hate missing school now, when I attended other schools id do ANYTHING to stay home or skip school but not anymore.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 02/06/11

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