Avon Park Youth Academy

242 South Blvd,

Avon Park, FL, 33825-9200

Tel: (863)452-3815
Grades: 9-12

161 students

Avon Park Youth Academy serves 161 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Avon Park Youth Academy operates within the Polk School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the FL state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 161 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 161 students
Avon Park Youth Academy Total Students (1999-2012)
Gender % 100% Male / 0%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Avon Park Youth Academy Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Avon Park Youth Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 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 8:1 15:1
Avon Park Youth Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Avon Park Youth Academy Asian (2000-2011)
Hispanic
14%
28%
Avon Park Youth Academy Hispanic (1999-2012)
Black
47%
23%
Avon Park Youth Academy Black (1999-2012)
White
37%
43%
Avon Park Youth Academy White (1999-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Avon Park Youth Academy Sch Ethnicity Avon Park Youth 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.
0.63 0.90
Avon Park Youth Academy Diversity Score (1999-2012)
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.
98%
49%
Avon Park Youth Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 106,398 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Polk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
160
20
Number of Students Managed 106,398 9,122
Polk School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 68% 70%
Polk School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $915 MM n/a
Polk School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $972 MM n/a
Polk School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,668 $0
Polk School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,270 $0
Polk 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 Avon Park High School (2.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Avon Park Middle School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Avon Elementary School (2.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Avon Park Avon Elementary School
    705 West Winthrop St
    Avon Park , FL , 33825
    (863)452-4355
    2.3  mi  |  607  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Avon Park Avon Park High School
    700 East Main St
    Avon Park , FL , 33825
    (863)452-4311
    2.4  mi  |  954  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Avon Park Memorial Elementary School
    867 Memorial Dr
    Avon Park , FL , 33825
    (863)784-0200
    2.6  mi  |  557  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Avon Park Park Elementary School
    327 East Palmetto St
    Avon Park , FL , 33825
    (863)452-4373
    3  mi  |  577  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Avon Park Avon Park Middle School
    401 South Lake Ave
    Avon Park , FL , 33825
    (863)452-4333
    3.1  mi  |  703  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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