Highlands Youth Academy

  • Highlands Youth Academy serves 73 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2012-13 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.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Highlands Youth Academy's student population of 73 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students73 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Highlands Youth Academy
Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (12-13)<50%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Highlands Youth 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1n/a
American Indian
3%
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
12%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Highlands Youth Academy and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
59%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Highlands Youth Academy and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
25%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Highlands Youth Academy and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Highlands Youth Academy and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Highlands Youth Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.580.70
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Graduation Rate (14-15)<50%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Highlands Youth Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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