Dorothy Thomas Center

  • Dorothy Thomas Center serves 60 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (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 ≤10% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dorothy Thomas Center 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 4:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% 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

  • Dorothy Thomas Center's student population of 60 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students60 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dorothy Thomas Center 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 Dorothy Thomas Center is 0.68, 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#3531 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio4:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
20%
33%
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Black
40%
22%
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White
35%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.680.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dorothy Thomas Center 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 NameHillsborough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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