Bill Duncan Opportunity Center

3333 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
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Bottom 50%
Serving 58 students in grades 6-12, Bill Duncan Opportunity Center ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 58 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • : <50% (Btm 50% in FL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Bill Duncan Opportunity Center's student population of 58 students has grown by 87% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
58 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Bill Duncan Opportunity Center ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center is 0.69, 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.
This School
State Level (FL)
#3599 out of 3704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤20%
52%
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≤10%
52%
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<50%
52%
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
26%
36%
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Black
43%
21%
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White
24%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.69
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<50%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
7%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bill Duncan Opportunity Center's ranking?
Bill Duncan Opportunity Center is ranked #3599 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Bill Duncan Opportunity Center often compared to?
Bill Duncan Opportunity Centeris often viewed alongside schools like Bartow Middle School, Berkley Accelerated Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while ≤10% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center?
The graduation rate of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center is 50%, which is lower than the Florida state average of 87%.
How many students attend Bill Duncan Opportunity Center?
58 students attend Bill Duncan Opportunity Center.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center students are Black, 26% of students are Hispanic, 24% of students are White, and 7% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bill Duncan Opportunity Center?
Bill Duncan Opportunity Center has a student ration of 5:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Bill Duncan Opportunity Center offer ?
Bill Duncan Opportunity Center offers enrollment in grades 6-12
What school district is Bill Duncan Opportunity Center part of?
Bill Duncan Opportunity Center is part of Polk School District.

School Reviews

2   3/30/2010
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.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 58 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : <50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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