Detention Center West

  • Detention Center West serves 82 students in grades 4-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • Detention Center West's student population of 82 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 7 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
Total Students82 students
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Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
55%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
18%
33%
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Black
63%
22%
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White
9%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.560.70
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Graduation Rate
≤10%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Detention Center West and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHillsborough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Detention Center West is Les Peters Academy (0.0 miles away)
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