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
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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