Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

  • Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred serves 956 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (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 49% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred 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 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred's student population of 956 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students956 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred 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 Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred is 0.66, 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#2059 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
38%
33%
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Black
17%
22%
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White
42%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  3.25 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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They gave me too much homework
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5  
This is a great school. My son is in 8th grade and during all three years at Discovery, he has had straight As. The teachers are engaging and interested in the students, email and they respond quickly. The couselors and prinicipal are very involved and it feels like a private school education. I feel very lucky that my son attends this school and never worry about his safety when he's there.
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5  
This school is amazing. In 2014-2016 I'm going they. When I went to the 5th grade orientation in May.15 2014 I love it. I can't wait for Aug.18,2014 to start school. every time I come from school I always go to the computer to discoveryacademy.org. But mostly I can not wait for the discovery academy of lake Alfred change because it's in 2013-2014. What I want is it to be in 2014-2015 cause in the summer I'm going to take 2 hour on the computer so can find what is it about.
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2  
The school has an extremely high teacher turnover. Administrators are reluctant to implement an effective discipline policy subsequently student misbehavior and disrespect is rampant. They do offer a music, art and limited sports activities for students.
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