Florida Youth Challenge Academy

5629 St Rd 16w Bldg 3800,

Starke, FL, 32091-9792

Tel: (904)682-4036
Grades: 9-12

184 students

Florida Youth Challenge Academy serves 184 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Florida Youth Challenge Academy operates within the Clay School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is higher than the FL state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 184 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 184 students
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Total Students (2002-2012)
Gender % 76% Male / 24%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2012)
Students by Grade Florida Youth Challenge Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.90. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 15:1
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Asian (2002-2012)
Hispanic
21%
28%
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Hispanic (2002-2012)
Black
27%
23%
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Black (2002-2012)
White
48%
43%
Florida Youth Challenge Academy White (2002-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Florida Youth Challenge Academy Sch Ethnicity Florida Youth Challenge Academy 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.
0.66 0.90
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Diversity Score (2002-2012)
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.
n/a
49%
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
1%
8%
Florida Youth Challenge Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,659 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Clay School District
Number of Schools
Managed
46
23
Number of Students Managed 35,659 9,989
Clay School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 85% 70%
Clay School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $314 MM $138 MM
Clay School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $349 MM $159 MM
Clay School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,733 $13,793
Clay School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,701 $15,882
Clay 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 Bradford High School (7.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Rainbow Center (7.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lawtey Elementary School (7 miles away)
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Did You Know?
Starke, 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 0.49, which is higher than the Florida average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Starke is Florida Youth Challenge Academy. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Florida or national school diversity statistics.