Bill Duncan Opportunity Center

  • Bill Duncan Opportunity Center serves 37 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Bill Duncan Opportunity Center 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 2:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Bill Duncan Opportunity Center places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Bill Duncan Opportunity Center's student population of 37 students has declined by 78% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students37 students
This chart display total students of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center
Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center by grade.

School Comparison

  • Bill Duncan Opportunity Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center is 0.70, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#3583 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio2:116:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
27%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
38%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
30%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bill Duncan Opportunity Center. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.700.70
This chart display the diversity score of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate<50%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and public school graduation rate of Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bill Duncan Opportunity Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

2  
THEY NEED TO SHUT THIS PLACE DOWN. IT IS THE REASON WHY I HAD TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL. THE TEACHERS ARE ONLY THERE FOR THE MONEY. IT'S THE WORST SCHOOL IN POLK COUNTY.
- Posted by

Review Bill Duncan Opportunity Center. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Amidst the controversy surrounding President Obama's school address, learn about whether or not parents have any rights in choosing who their children's public schools invite as speakers.
Learn about the history of public schools incorporating self-contained classrooms, and whether they are right for your child.
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to improve academic opportunities for students of color, especially African-American boys.