Blake High School-magnet

Blake High School-magnet serves 1,603 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Blake High School-magnet operates within the Hillsborough School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the FL state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 1603 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,603 students
Blake High School-magnet Total Students (1998-2012)
Gender % 38% Male / 62%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 97 teachers
Blake High School-magnet Total Classroom Teachers (1998-2012)
Students by Grade Blake High School-magnet Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 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 16:1 15:1
Blake High School-magnet Student : Teacher Ratio (1998-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Blake High School-magnet Asian (1998-2012)
Hispanic
23%
28%
Blake High School-magnet Hispanic (1998-2012)
Black
40%
23%
Blake High School-magnet Black (1998-2012)
White
29%
43%
Blake High School-magnet White (1998-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Blake High School-magnet Sch Ethnicity Blake High School-magnet 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.
0.70 0.90
Blake High School-magnet Diversity Score (1998-2012)
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.
50%
49%
Blake High School-magnet Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2012)
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.
9%
8%
Blake High School-magnet Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 197,041 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Hillsborough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
294
23
Number of Students Managed 197,041 9,989
Hillsborough School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 69% 70%
Hillsborough School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,906 MM $138 MM
District Spending $2,095 MM $159 MM
Hillsborough School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,926 $13,793
Hillsborough School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,910 $15,882
Hillsborough 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 Brewster Technical Center (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Stewart Middle Magnet School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Just Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended May 16, 2011 - Our son is the one who actually chose to apply for the music program at Blake, as my wife and I knew very little about the school. After talking to several people, most in the music field, we agreed with our son. He is in both the marching band and the symphony band, and is loving every minute of it. Since he wants to be more into the writing and producing area of music, he is taking music theory. He is only a freshman, but he has learned a lot in that short period. My wife and I are band booster members and have a great time working with the kids, and the other parents as well. We believe that the education our son is receiving at Blake High school is going to help him get into a quality college program, and also has helped him meet some new friends that are some fine young people. I would strongly recommend Blake High school to anyone. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 17, 2011 - this is one of the top school for any young adult to come and get the best if not superior music education! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended May 03, 2010 - Worst school in Hillsborough County. Magnet program is simply a new name for integration. - Posted by Parent

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