Ascend Career Academy

  • Ascend Career Academy serves 127 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Ascend Career Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

School Overview

  • Ascend Career Academy's student population of 127 students has grown by 176% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school / Charter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students127 students
Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Ascend Career Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Ascend Career Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ascend Career Academy is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#3306 out of 3650 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-29%
57%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)21-39%
54%
Student : Teacher Ratio21:116:1
Hispanic
32%
32%
Black
48%
22%
White
19%
39%
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ascend Career Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.640.70
Graduation Rate20-29%
83%
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
53%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBroward School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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