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 27% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students80 students
Highlands Youth Academy Total Students (1999-2015)
Gender %Highlands Youth Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Highlands Youth Academy Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by GradeHighlands Youth Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

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 63% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,435 in this district is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,719 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four years.
School District NamePolk School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed99,72310,184
Polk School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate68%71%
Polk School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$915 MM$132 MM
Polk School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$942 MM$140 MM
Polk School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,435$11,888
Polk School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,719$12,571
Polk School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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