Ben Gamla Charter School

2620 Hollywood Blvd,

Hollywood, FL, 33020-4807

Tel: (954)342-4064
Grades: KG-8

530 students

Ben Gamla Charter School serves 530 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Ben Gamla Charter School operates within the Broward School District.

Overview

The student population of 530 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 530 students
Ben Gamla Charter School Total Students (2008-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Ben Gamla Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (2010-2012)
Students by Grade Ben Gamla Charter School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Ben Gamla Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (2010-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Ben Gamla Charter School Asian (2010-2012)
Hispanic
22%
28%
Ben Gamla Charter School Hispanic (2008-2012)
Black
3%
23%
Ben Gamla Charter School Black (2008-2012)
White
69%
43%
Ben Gamla Charter School White (2008-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ben Gamla Charter School Sch Ethnicity Ben Gamla Charter School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.48 0.69
Ben Gamla Charter School Diversity Score (2008-2012)
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.
40%
49%
Ben Gamla Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2012)
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%
8%
Ben Gamla Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 261,699 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Broward School District
Number of Schools
Managed
325
20
Number of Students Managed 261,699 9,762
Broward School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $2,513 MM $138 MM
Broward School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $3,032 MM $159 MM
Broward School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,804 $13,793
Broward School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,826 $15,882
Broward School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lanier-james Education Center (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Paragon Academy Of Technology (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sunshine Elementary Charter School (0.7 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hollywood Ben Gamla Charter School North Campus
    Charter School
    2620 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood , FL , 33020
    (954)342-4064
    Charter School
    0  mi  |  50  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Hollywood Sunshine Elementary Charter School
    Charter School
    2210 Pierce St
    Hollywood , FL , 33020
    (954)925-0155
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  121  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Hollywood Paragon Academy Of Technology
    Charter School
    2210 Pierce St
    Hollywood , FL , 33020
    (954)925-0155
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  92  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Hollywood Beachside Montessori Village
    Magnet School
    2230 Lincoln St
    Hollywood , FL , 33020
    (754)323-8050
    Magnet School
    0.7  mi  |  749  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Hollywood Colbert Elementary School
    Magnet School
    2701 Plunkett St
    Hollywood , FL , 33020
    (754)323-5100
    Magnet School
    0.7  mi  |  582  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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