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  • Focus Academy serves 96 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (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 40-59% (which is approximately equal to the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Focus 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 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Focus Academy's student population of 96 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school / Charter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students96 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Focus 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Focus 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 School Rank#2634 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-59%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
33%
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Black
15%
22%
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White
55%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.610.70
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Graduation Rate≥50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHillsborough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

School Notes

Focus Academy began in 2012 as the dream of a small group of parents of children with special needs: a school where their children would feel valued, supported, and not just encouraged, but expected to succeed. A school where their children's strengths were recognized,  where they were prepared not just for academic success, but for a full and satisfying future with meaningful work, social success, and lifelong friendships. Focus Academy is built on that dream. And through collaboration and a sense of partnership with parents and families, Focus Academy enables each student to make that dream their reality.  

Our mission:
  • To provide our students with an educational community where they feel valued, supported and successful 
  • To create a learning environment where success is expected 
  • To provide our students with rich and varied opportunities for individual development; social interaction and connection; relationship building and social emotional growth 
  • To provide our students with the necessary tools to move beyond the classroom and to become active members of the community 
  • To prepare our students to live the most independent and meaningful lives possible.

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