Explorer K-8

  • Explorer K-8 serves 1,686 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 47% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Explorer K-8's student population of 1,686 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 107 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,686 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Explorer K-8
Total Classroom Teachers107 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Explorer K-8 by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#1707 out of 3,601 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Explorer K-8 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Explorer K-8 and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
28%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Explorer K-8 and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
6%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Explorer K-8 and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
58%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Explorer K-8 and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Explorer K-8 and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Explorer K-8.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.580.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Explorer K-8 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHernando School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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