Veterans Park Academy For The Arts

Public, Magnet PK, KG-8

 49 Homestead Rd S
       Lehigh Acres, FL  33936-7419


(239) 303-3003

District: Lee

SchoolDigger Rank:
1495th of 2,247 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,949 Help

Students who attend Veterans Park Academy For The Arts usually attend:

Middle:    Harns Marsh Middle School
    Lehigh Acres Middle School
    Oak Hammock Middle School
    Varsity Lakes Middle School
High:    Dunbar High School
    East Lee County High School
    Lehigh Senior High School
    Riverdale High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6
Number of students:  1,723

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
57.5%
African American:
20.7%
White:
17.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.5%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 5, 2021.


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Compare Details Veterans Park Academy For The Arts ranks worse than 66.5% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 44th among 59 ranked elementary schools in the Lee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.87. (See more...)
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Compare Details Veterans Park Academy For The Arts ranks worse than 54.3% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.49. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Veterans Park Academy For The Arts has the largest elementary school student body size in the Lee School District. Student population at Veterans Park Academy For The Arts is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57.5%), African American (20.7%), White (17.1%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Veterans Park Academy For The Arts is 15.6, which is the 20th best among 59 elementary schools in the Lee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Veterans Park Academy For The Arts is $8,949. 33 elementary schools in the Lee School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Veterans Park Academy For The Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks Veterans Park Academy For The Arts 1495th of 2247 Florida public elementary schools. (See Veterans Park Academy For The Arts in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Veterans Park Academy For The Arts 617th of 1136 Florida public middle schools. (See Veterans Park Academy For The Arts in the ranking list.)

Lee:

SchoolDigger ranks Lee 37th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Veterans Park Academy For The Arts

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 55.46 834th 1786 53.3%
2008 49.19 953rd 1789 46.7%
2009 64.94 668th 1847 63.8%
2010 54.20 947th 1919 50.7%
2011 67.10 673rd 1985 66.1%
2012 63.05 735th 1984 63.0%
2013 65.30 675th 2029 66.7%
2014 58.84 848th 2064 58.9%
2016 57.22 888th 2087 57.5%
2017 49.89 1064th 2112 49.6%
2018 43.88 1196th 2118 43.5%
2019 32.35 1531st 2182 29.8%
2021 32.87 1495th 2247 33.5%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Veterans Park Academy For The Arts

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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2007 41.62 465th 736 36.8%
2008 37.19 507th 740 31.5%
2009 49.74 428th 780 45.1%
2010 55.36 409th 839 51.3%
2011 60.87 367th 891 58.8%
2012 59.73 364th 897 59.4%
2013 69.73 265th 956 72.3%
2014 68.39 297th 999 70.3%
2016 50.40 493rd 997 50.6%
2017 55.72 443rd 1031 57.0%
2018 49.70 519th 1035 49.9%
2019 53.48 510th 1099 53.6%
2021 45.49 617th 1136 45.7%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Open Quote There are many wonderful, talented teachers there. I also see them pulled in many directions and they are overworked. For such a large school, they should have more administrators. I don't know what is going on with the discipline structure. Something is lacking. My children tell me stories that concern me enough that I am looking into pulling them out. The school is not in the safest of neighborhoods, so I don't know why there aren't more safety precautions taken. This school has always had a very good reputation, but it is going downhill. It is supposed to be a school for the arts, so I expected this to be a focus there. I haven't seen very much. Other schools are in the news more for doing art, music, and dance related activities. Why is this lacking here? I hope things turn around soon. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Open Quote The school use to be amazing. The principal is horrible, does not work with the parents at all. He is very cold to the children as well as parents. Feels more like a prison than a school! Can not wait to get my kids out of this school. Has a very high teacher turn over (very seldom is last years teacher there the following year). Close Quote



Enrollment information for Veterans Park Academy For The Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 438 123 11 276 1 n/a n/a 0 849
2006 663 208 19 505 5 n/a n/a 0 1400
2007 616 236 20 566 3 n/a n/a 90 1531
2008 585 261 22 589 5 n/a n/a 102 1564
2009 544 258 18 561 8 n/a n/a 92 1481
2010 478 273 18 564 3 n/a n/a 55 1391
2011 489 280 20 633 4 1 23 0 1450
2012 449 311 19 664 4 1 28 0 1476
2013 423 276 19 656 4 2 23 0 1403
2014 398 313 19 718 4 0 25 0 1477
2015 389 363 21 736 5 0 27 0 1541
2016 391 384 20 753 5 0 36 0 1589
2017 367 400 21 777 7 0 43 0 1615
2018 344 390 18 846 8 0 49 0 1655
2019 333 382 19 922 7 1 50 0 1714
2020 336 369 15 982 9 2 58 0 1771
2021 295 357 14 990 6 3 58 0 1723

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 Veterans Park Academy For The Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 849 56.0 15.2 59.6
2006 1400 94.0 14.9 52.8
2007 1531 96.0 15.9 52.3
2008 1564 96.0 16.3 55.5
2009 1481 98.2 15.3 65.4
2010 1391 90.0 15.4 74.5
2011 1450 91.1 15.9 72.7
2012 1476 98.5 14.9 73.9
2013 1403 99.0 14.1 75.6
2014 1477 105.0 14.0 76.4
2015 1541 103.0 14.9 78.7
2016 1589 106.0 14.9 61.2
2017 1615 107.0 15.0 57.3
2018 1655 110.0 15.0 62.5
2019 1714 110.6 15.4 58.9
2020 1771 108.9 16.2 56
2021 1723 110.1 15.6 57.5

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Veterans Park Academy For The Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 849 56.0 15.2 59.6
2006 1400 94.0 14.9 52.8
2007 1531 96.0 15.9 52.3
2008 1564 96.0 16.3 55.5
2009 1481 98.2 15.3 65.4
2010 1391 90.0 15.4 74.5
2011 1450 91.1 15.9 72.7
2012 1476 98.5 14.9 73.9
2013 1403 99.0 14.1 75.6
2014 1477 105.0 14.0 76.4
2015 1541 103.0 14.9 78.7
2016 1589 106.0 14.9 61.2
2017 1615 107.0 15.0 57.3
2018 1655 110.0 15.0 62.5
2019 1714 110.6 15.4 58.9
2020 1771 108.9 16.2 56
2021 1723 110.1 15.6 57.5

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 Veterans Park Academy For The Arts

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $920 (11.3%) $7,252 (88.7%) $8,172
2019 $1,069 (12.3%) $7,636 (87.7%) $8,705
2020 $1,157 (13.6%) $7,378 (86.4%) $8,536
2021 $1,225 (13.7%) $7,724 (86.3%) $8,949

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Veterans Park Academy For The Arts

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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1531st of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1495th of 2247 Elementary schools
 3.6%
Ranks 510th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 617th of 1136 Middle schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)4851
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lee)5850
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5854
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)5148
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lee)6152
 9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6251
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)5541
 14%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lee)5550
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5852
 6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)5847
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lee)6255
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6453
 11%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)5234
 18%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lee)5451
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5654
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)4531
 14%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lee)5850
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6051
 9%
5th Grade Science (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)3531
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Lee)5046
 4%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5347
 6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)4654
 8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Lee)5251
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)359
 26%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Lee)4729
 18%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5545
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)5644
 12%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Lee)5146
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)6140
 21%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Lee)5746
 11%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5444
 10%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)6146
 15%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Lee)5752
 5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5652
 4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)6847
 21%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Lee)6049
 11%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4637
 9%
8th Grade Science (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)4939
 10%
   8th Grade Science (Lee)4644
 2%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4845
 3%
End of Course Civics (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)7259
 13%
   End of Course Civics (Lee)6763
 4%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7164
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Veterans Park Academy For The Arts)9180
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Lee)6045
 15%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6249
 13%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students17141723
 0.5%
African American382357
 6.5%
American Indian76
 14.3%
Asian1914
 26.3%
Hispanic922990
 7.4%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
Two or More Races5058
 16%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.9%57.5%
 1.4%




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