Focus Academy

previous
next
Focus Academy Photo #1
  • Focus Academy serves 87 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50-59% (which is approximately equal to the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 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 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Focus Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

  • Focus Academy's student population of 87 students has grown by 210% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 266% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school / Charter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students87 students
This chart display total students of Focus Academy by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Focus Academy by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Focus Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Focus Academy's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Focus Academy is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-59%
57%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-59%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Focus Academy 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 Ratio8:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Focus Academy and the public school average student teacher ratio of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Focus Academy and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
28%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Focus Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
14%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Focus Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
53%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Focus Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Focus Academy 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 Focus Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.630.46
This chart display the diversity score of Focus Academy and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate≤20%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of Focus Academy and public school graduation rate of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Focus Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Focus Academy 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 NameHillsborough School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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.

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Focus Academy. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Being a teacher has never been easy but changes in federal funding and legislation have made it harder than ever for public school teachers. Keep reading to learn more.
Being a parent is never easy, but some children are more challenging than others. If you're concerned that your child's behavioral issues might be more than just temporary, consider whether an alternative school might be the next move.
All students deserve to have an equal chance at academic success but not every student learns in the same way. Alternative schools provide students with unique challenges or abilities an opportunity to succeed in a different educational setting. Keep reading to learn more about alternative schools and their impact on college admissions.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone: