South Technical Academy

  • South Technical Academy serves 1,144 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • South Technical Academy 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • South Technical Academy's student population of 1,144 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 58% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,144 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Technical Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Technical Academy is 0.63, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2352 out of 3650 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
57%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
43%
33%
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Black
42%
22%
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White
12%
38%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.630.70
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Graduation Rate
93%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Beach School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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