Dave Thomas Education Center West

  • Dave Thomas Education Center West serves 719 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 ≤20% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dave Thomas Education Center West 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.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Dave Thomas Education Center West's student population of 719 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students719 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dave Thomas Education Center West 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 Dave Thomas Education Center West is 0.46, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#3527 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
20%
33%
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Black
71%
22%
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White
7%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.460.70
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Graduation Rate
33%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dave Thomas Education Center West and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBroward School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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