Desoto Alternative Program



Desoto Alternative Program Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desoto Alternative Program Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 4
7 4
8 5
9 8
10 12
11 6
12 5

Desoto Alternative Program is a public high school of the Desoto School District located in Arcadia, FL. It has 44 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Desoto Alternative Program is the 898th largest public high school in Florida and the 22,929th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 14.7 to 1.

Total Students: 44
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 3
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 22,929th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 898th out of 1,137
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 341st out of 945
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 869th out of 947

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Desoto Alternative Program Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 29
(66%)
693
(53%)
 Female 15
(34%)
614
(47%)

Desoto Alternative Program Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 18
(41%)
604
(46%)
 White 15
(34%)
502
(38%)
 Black 6
(14%)
165
(13%)
 Two or More 5
(11%)
30
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
5
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Desoto Alternative Program Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 35
(80%)
689
(53%)
 Not Eligible 9
(20%)
618
(47%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Desoto Alternative Program is ranked 784th out of 1,042 ranked schools in Florida, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desoto Alternative Program students on free and reduced lunch assistance (79.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 52.9%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desoto Alternative Program Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2007 0
2008 50
2009 49
2010 21
2011 17
2012 22
2013 25
2014 29
2015 44

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2007 N/A
2008 N/A
2009 24.5
2010 21
2011 8.5
2012 11
2013 12.5
2014 9.7
2015 14.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2007
2008 0.42
2009 0.46938775510204
2010 0.57142857142857
2011 0.35294117647059
2012 0.77272727272727
2013 0.76
2014 0.72413793103448
2015 0.79545454545455

Compare Desoto Alternative Program to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,470.0% 14.7:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,661.3% 16.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 52.9%
 
This School 79.5%
 

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Public KG - 12 44 14.7:1  
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