Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy

Summary:

Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy is a public charter elementary and middle school located in Ruskin, Florida, serving grades K-8 with a student population of 482. The school has a diverse student body, with a racial makeup that is predominantly White (42.95%) and Hispanic (38.17%), along with smaller percentages of African American, two or more races, Asian, and Pacific Islander students.

One of the school's key strengths is its strong academic performance, particularly in standardized test scores. Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy outperforms the Hillsborough district and Florida state averages in several areas, including End-of-Course (EOC) exams in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Civics, as well as 8th grade math proficiency. However, the school's statewide ranking has declined over the years, suggesting that while it is performing well, other schools in the state may be improving at a faster rate.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Doby Elementary, Belmont Elementary, and Ruskin Elementary, Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy generally outperforms them in academic metrics. However, some schools, like Dorothy C. York Pk-8 Magnet School, also demonstrate strong academic results. One area of concern for the school is its rising chronic absenteeism rate, which has increased from 5.4% in 2019-2020 to 23.7% in the 2022-2023 school year, though it is still lower than some nearby schools.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 1090 NE 30th Street
       Ruskin, FL  33570


(813) 234-0940

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
1852nd of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,024 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  482

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.9%
Hispanic:
38.2%
African American:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy ranks worse than 82.6% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 124th among 178 ranked elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.53. (See more...)
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Compare Details Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy ranks better than 53.6% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.42. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.9%), Hispanic (38.2%), African American (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy is 13.7, which is the 28th best among 178 elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
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Compare Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy employs 35 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy is $9,024. 154 elementary schools in the Hillsborough School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy 550th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 47th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 37.85 1309th 2064 36.6%
2016 39.14 1285th 2087 38.4%
2017 51.74 1018th 2112 51.8%
2018 58.76 843rd 2118 60.2%
2019 53.17 1010th 2182 53.7%
2021 38.32 1357th 2247 39.6%
2022 32.87 1490th 2219 32.9%
2023 21.53 1850th 2240 17.4%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 45.18 428th 736 41.8%
2008 46.29 426th 740 42.4%
2009 68.09 263rd 780 66.3%
2010 64.69 311th 839 62.9%
2011 71.93 239th 891 73.2%
2012 54.86 416th 897 53.6%
2013 59.99 373rd 956 61.0%
2014 56.94 430th 999 57.0%
2016 43.77 560th 997 43.8%
2017 53.13 478th 1031 53.6%
2018 59.06 398th 1035 61.5%
2019 53.80 508th 1099 53.8%
2021 56.01 465th 1136 59.1%
2022 57.20 458th 1148 60.1%
2023 51.42 547th 1177 53.5%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy Test Scores
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by a parent
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Open Quote LLT Academy has been exceptional! The teachers & administrators are all wonderful with meeting the needs of each student. We have two daughters, 1 in elementary and the other in middle. They both are involved & love their school. We only wish they had a high school too! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Open Quote The adminstration and staff are always wanting to do more and better for our students! Creating the best learning environment possible is goal #1! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 15, 2018

Open Quote My girls love this school! The teachers are very passionate about what they do and truly care about the kids. So grateful for LLT. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 15, 2018

Open Quote LLT is an amazing school. It is really like a family. The teachers and administration are top notch. I have 3 children who all excelled at LLT and all three did well enough to attend Lennard High School's Collegiate Academy. I love the fact that character and leadership are an integral part of the education my children received. A+ Close Quote



Enrollment information for Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 57 21 1 13 1 n/a n/a 0 93
2007 66 18 1 7 0 n/a n/a 9 101
2008 108 30 0 19 1 n/a n/a 11 169
2009 154 32 1 31 1 n/a n/a 15 234
2010 165 21 1 29 1 n/a n/a 10 227
2011 158 30 4 42 0 0 10 0 244
2012 181 38 6 49 0 0 10 0 284
2013 180 38 7 56 0 0 11 0 292
2014 313 81 7 107 1 0 15 0 524
2015 344 62 6 121 2 0 20 0 555
2016 405 46 6 125 1 0 14 0 597
2017 383 65 5 136 0 0 16 0 605
2018 362 78 5 145 0 0 21 0 611
2019 382 74 6 137 1 1 31 0 632
2020 388 55 8 139 0 1 45 0 636
2021 310 68 4 168 0 1 33 0 584
2022 281 68 1 180 0 1 34 0 565
2023 207 58 2 184 0 1 30 0 482

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 93 n/a n/a 33.3
2007 101 n/a n/a 30.4
2008 169 n/a n/a 5.7
2009 234 n/a n/a 17.8
2010 227 6.0 37.8 20.7
2011 244 7.0 34.8 21.7
2012 284 21.0 13.5 11.6
2013 292 29.0 10.0 11.6
2014 524 47.0 11.1 30
2015 555 47.0 11.8 7.6
2016 597 48.0 12.4 15.9
2017 605 48.0 12.6 7.3
2018 611 49.0 12.4 14.1
2019 632 35.0 18.0 12.7
2020 636 36.0 17.6 7.9
2021 584 37.0 15.7 11.6
2022 565 34.0 16.6 12.6
2023 482 35.0 13.7 16.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 93 n/a n/a 33.3
2007 101 n/a n/a 30.4
2008 169 n/a n/a 5.7
2009 234 n/a n/a 17.8
2010 227 6.0 37.8 20.7
2011 244 7.0 34.8 21.7
2012 284 21.0 13.5 11.6
2013 292 29.0 10.0 11.6
2014 524 47.0 11.1 30
2015 555 47.0 11.8 7.6
2016 597 48.0 12.4 15.9
2017 605 48.0 12.6 7.3
2018 611 49.0 12.4 14.1
2019 632 35.0 18.0 12.7
2020 636 36.0 17.6 7.9
2021 584 37.0 15.7 11.6
2022 565 34.0 16.6 12.6
2023 482 35.0 13.7 16.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $892 (13.0%) $5,964 (87.0%) $6,856
2019 $860 (11.6%) $6,568 (88.4%) $7,429
2020 $860 (12.4%) $6,097 (87.6%) $6,957
2021 $00 (0.0%) $7,836 (100.0%) $7,836
2022 $00 (0.0%) $7,538 (100.0%) $7,538
2023 $468 (5.2%) $8,556 (94.8%) $9,024

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1010th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1850th of 2240 Elementary schools
 36.3%
Ranks 508th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 547th of 1177 Middle schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)7151
 20%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5249
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)6835
 33%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)5456
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)6460
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5555
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)7033
 37%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)5760
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)5953
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5452
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)5621
 35%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)5454
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)4932
 17%
   5th Grade Science (Hillsborough)5147
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)5750
 7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5352
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)4042
 2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)4945
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)5947
 12%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5449
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)7240
 32%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)6226
 36%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)5255
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hillsborough)5347
 6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)4159
 18%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hillsborough)3147
 16%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)4441
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Hillsborough)4741
 6%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)8991
 2%
   End of Course Civics (Hillsborough)6764
 3%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)7989
 10%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Hillsborough)6360
 3%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy)100100
   End of Course Geometry (Hillsborough)5753
 4%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students632482
 23.7%
African American7458
 21.6%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian62
 66.7%
Hispanic137184
 34.3%
Pacific Islander11
White382207
 45.8%
Two or More Races3130
 3.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.7%16.2%
 3.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 482 students attended Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy.

Students at Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy are 43% White, 38% Hispanic, 12% African American, 6% Two or more races.

Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy ranks in the bottom 17.4% of Florida elementary schools.


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