Disston Academy

  • Disston Academy serves 136 students in grades 5-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (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 <50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Disston Academy 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 10:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% 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

  • Disston Academy's student population of 136 students has grown by 40% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 45% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Total Students136 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Disston Academy 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 Disston Academy is 0.61, 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#2125 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
10%
33%
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Black
56%
22%
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White
27%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.610.70
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Graduation Rate
10-14%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Disston Academy 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 NamePinellas School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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