Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School

3000 East University Ave,

Gainesville, FL, 32641-6033

Tel: (352)955-6839
Grades: 6-12

250 students

Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School serves 250 students in grades 6-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School operates within the Alachua School District.

Overview

The student population of 250 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Total Students 250 students
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 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
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Asian (1988-2008)
Hispanic
3%
28%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
47%
23%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Black (1988-2012)
White
46%
43%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Sch Ethnicity Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High 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.
0.57 0.69
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
51%
49%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
6%
8%
Professional Academy Magnet At Loften High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,719 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Alachua School District
Number of Schools
Managed
68
20
Number of Students Managed 28,719 9,762
Alachua School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $268 MM $138 MM
Alachua School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $266 MM $159 MM
Alachua School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,732 $13,793
Alachua School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,666 $15,882
Alachua 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 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gainesville Horizon Center. Alternative School
    Alternative School
    2802 Ne Eighth Ave
    Gainesville , FL , 32641
    (352)955-7250
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  88  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Gainesville Charles W. Duval Elementary School
    Magnet School
    2106 Ne 8th Ave
    Gainesville , FL , 32641
    (352)955-6703
    Magnet School
    0.9  mi  |  290  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Gainesville Hospital Homebound
    Special Education School
    1817 East University Ave
    Gainesville , FL , 32641
    (352)955-7671
    Special Education School
    0.9  mi  |  42  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Gainesville Lake Forest Elementary School
    4401 Se 4th Ave
    Gainesville , FL , 32641
    (352)955-6710
    0.9  mi  |  353  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gainesville Prairie View Academy
    Magnet School
    1700 Se 35 Ave
    Gainesville , FL , 32641
    (352)955-6714
    Magnet School
    1.2  mi  |  84  students  |  Gr.  PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 06, 2011 - 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

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Gainesville, FL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.67, which is higher than the Florida average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Gainesville is J. J. Finley Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Florida or national school diversity statistics.