Highlands Youth Academy



Highlands Youth Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Highlands Youth Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 1
9 14
10 30
11 6
12 2

Highlands Youth Academy is a public high school of the Polk School District located in Avon Park, FL. It has 53 students in grades 8th through 12th. Highlands Youth Academy is the 871st largest public high school in Florida and the 22,481st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 4.8 to 1.

Total Students: 53
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 4.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 11
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 22,481st out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Florida: 871st out of 1,137
Student/Teacher Rank in Florida: 75th out of 945
Full Time Teacher Rank in Florida: 695th out of 947

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Highlands Youth Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 53
(100%)
16,585
(51%)
 Female 0
(0%)
16,169
(49%)

Highlands Youth Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 33
(62%)
6,808
(21%)
 White 12
(23%)
14,543
(44%)
 Hispanic 7
(13%)
9,601
(29%)
 Two or More 1
(2%)
981
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
37
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
573
(2%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
211
(1%)

Highlands Youth Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 50
(94%)
15,959
(49%)
 Not Eligible 3
(6%)
16,795
(51%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Highlands Youth Academy is ranked 731st out of 1,042 ranked schools in Florida, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Highlands Youth Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (94.3%) 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.

Highlands Youth Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 190
2006 189
2007 191
2008 157
2009 168
2010 156
2011 161
2012 110
2013 79
2014 80
2015 53

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 7
2006 9.4
2007 8.7
2008 6.1
2009 7.3
2010 7.8
2011 7.7
2012 6.5
2013 5.3
2014 7.3
2015 4.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.98421052631579
2006 0.98412698412698
2007 0.98952879581152
2008 0.99363057324841
2009 0.98214285714286
2010 0.98076923076923
2011 0.98136645962733
2012 0.97272727272727
2013 0.9620253164557
2014 0.9625
2015 0.94339622641509

Compare Highlands Youth Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
480.0% 4.8:1
 
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 94.3%
 

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Highlands Youth Academy
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Public 08 - 12 53 4.8:1  
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