2934 E Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33610
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Mendez Exceptional Center serves 11 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Mendez Exceptional Center placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Mendez Exceptional Center's student population of 11 students has declined by 52% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 55% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
11 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
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School Rankings

Mendez Exceptional Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mendez Exceptional Center is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2220 out of 3628 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
27%
35%
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Black
55%
22%
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White
18%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Graduation Rate
(13-14)
<50%
78%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 11 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 3:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 82%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Top 1% in FL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60

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