Highlands Youth Academy

Tel: (863)452-3815
  • Highlands Youth Academy serves 80 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the FL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • Highlands Youth Academy operates within the Polk School District.
  • Polk School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the FL state average of 71%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 80 students has declined by 50% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 47% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 80 students
Highlands Youth Academy Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender % Highlands Youth Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Highlands Youth Academy Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by Grade Highlands Youth Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.

District Comparison

  • Polk School District's student population of 99,723 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 68% has increased from 64% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,425 in this district is less than the state average of $11,664. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,704 is less than the state average of $11,759. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Polk School District
Number of Schools
Managed
162
22
Number of Students Managed 99,723 10,184
Polk School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 68% 71%
Polk School District Graduation Rate (2002-2015)
District Total Revenue $914 MM $119 MM
Polk School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $941 MM $120 MM
Polk School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $9,425 $11,664
Polk School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $9,704 $11,759
Polk School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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