Summerville Advantage Academy

11575 Sw 243 St,

Homestead, FL, 33032-7163

Tel: (305)253-2123
Grades: PK-8

476 students

Summerville Advantage Academy serves 476 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Summerville Advantage Academy operates within the Dade School District.

Overview

The student population of 476 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 476 students
Summerville Advantage Academy Total Students (2008-2012)
Gender % 42% Male / 58%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Summerville Advantage Academy Total Classroom Teachers (2008-2012)
Students by Grade Summerville Advantage Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 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 18:1 15:1
Summerville Advantage Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (2008-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Summerville Advantage Academy Asian (2008-2012)
Hispanic
78%
28%
Summerville Advantage Academy Hispanic (2008-2012)
Black
10%
23%
Summerville Advantage Academy Black (2008-2012)
White
5%
43%
Summerville Advantage Academy White (2008-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.38 0.69
Summerville Advantage Academy 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.
41%
49%
Summerville Advantage Academy 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.
n/a
8%
Summerville Advantage Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2010)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 365,628 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Dade School District
Number of Schools
Managed
507
20
Number of Students Managed 365,628 9,762
Dade School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $3,531 MM $138 MM
Dade School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $3,994 MM $159 MM
Dade School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,220 $13,793
Dade School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,558 $15,882
Dade 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 Somerset Academy Charter High School (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Women In Need Of Greater Strength /wings (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Goulds Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Homestead Somerset Academy (silver Palms)
    Charter School
    23255 Sw 115th Ave
    Homestead , FL , 33032
    (305)257-3737
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  630  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Homestead Somerset Academy Charter High School
    Charter School
    23255 Sw 115th Ave
    Homestead , FL , 33032
    (305)257-3737
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  380  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Homestead Somerset Academy Charter High School (south Campus
    Charter School
    23255 Sw 115 Ave
    Homestead , FL , 33032
    (305)257-3737
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Miami Goulds Elementary School
    23555 Sw 112th Ave
    Miami , FL , 33032
    (305)257-4400
    0.7  mi  |  574  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Homestead Coconut Palm K-8 Academy
    Magnet School
    24400 Sw 124 Ave
    Homestead , FL , 33032
    (305)257-0500
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  1236  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 03, 2014 - I went to school here for all my grade school years and kindergarden. This was one of the best schools I have ever been to and I would deffonetly recommend this school for your children. This charter school is really GOOD! And that's all I have to say. There is nothing else the nurse and principals and teacher were all nice my 6 years at Summerville were the best. No bullies at all and this school has top security. Has two days out of the week with PE. And I really did love it I got strait A's they did not pressure me at all but did help me become a girl who absolutely love school. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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