Dayspring Academy

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 8911 Timber Oaks Ave
       Port Richey, FL  34668-2426


(727) 862-8600

District: Pasco

SchoolDigger Rank:
513th of 2,219 Florida Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,183 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4
Number of students:  867

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.2%
Hispanic:
17.4%
Asian:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.6%

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Compare Details Dayspring Academy ranks better than 76.9% of elementary schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.57. (See more...)
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Compare Details Dayspring Academy ranks better than 73.7% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.12. (See more...)
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Compare Details Dayspring Academy ranks better than 82.3% of high schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.21. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (72.2%), Hispanic (17.4%), Asian (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dayspring Academy is 14.4, which is the 2nd best among 4 alternative schools in the Pasco School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dayspring Academy is $7,183. 2 alternative schools in the Pasco School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Dayspring Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Dayspring Academy 513th of 2219 Florida public elementary schools. (See Dayspring Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Dayspring Academy 302nd of 1148 Florida public middle schools. (See Dayspring Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Dayspring Academy 137th of 774 Florida public high schools. (See Dayspring Academy in the ranking list.)

Pasco:

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

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Rank History for Dayspring Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 67.14 99th 199 50.3%
2005 66.94 96th 202 52.5%
2006 69.79 518th 1688 69.3%
2007 73.18 458th 1786 74.4%
2008 81.64 283rd 1789 84.2%
2009 72.31 476th 1847 74.2%
2010 89.40 115th 1919 94.0%
2011 88.64 136th 1985 93.1%
2012 84.96 240th 1984 87.9%
2013 83.38 278th 2029 86.3%
2014 85.60 245th 2064 88.1%
2016 81.81 342nd 2087 83.6%
2017 74.91 496th 2112 76.5%
2018 71.97 562nd 2118 73.5%
2019 80.06 403rd 2182 81.5%
2021 77.15 487th 2247 78.3%
2022 75.57 513th 2219 76.9%

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

Rank History for Dayspring Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 64.74 208th 593 64.9%
2005 72.19 150th 602 75.1%
2006 82.21 100th 675 85.2%
2007 83.82 94th 736 87.2%
2008 81.70 113th 740 84.7%
2009 79.88 134th 780 82.8%
2010 86.88 76th 839 90.9%
2011 84.58 105th 891 88.2%
2012 89.84 64th 897 92.9%
2013 92.25 38th 956 96.0%
2014 90.72 60th 999 94.0%
2016 87.44 101st 997 89.9%
2017 79.17 201st 1031 80.5%
2018 85.83 134th 1035 87.1%
2019 84.77 140th 1099 87.3%
2021 80.09 192nd 1136 83.1%
2022 70.12 302nd 1148 73.7%

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

Rank History for Dayspring Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2019 77.72 65th 734 91.1%
2021 82.20 52nd 746 93.0%
2022 69.21 137th 774 82.3%

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

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Open Quote We are so blessed to have this option for our two students. If it was not for Dayspring, I do not know what we would do. The school has amazing character programs, community outreach, and robust arts program. We are so lucky we applied and our lottery number came up. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Open Quote This charter school has a lot to offer. It has a small environment, very caring teachers, a seriousness about learning and the importance of doing your best is a continuous theme. My son graduated from the middle school and left for public HS (he wanted a larger school environment than Dayspring has to offer) and his workload, which I've heard many parents say is too much at DSA, is not as heavy in the public HS even in all honors classes. The one thing Dayspring will always tell you is that by the time you graduate MS you'll be prepared for HS and it's very true. Dayspring is what you make it. My kids are both hardworkers but not terribly interested in the Arts aspect of the school which worked out fine for them. Uniforms, a longer school day, mandatory volunteer hours (which mean families are involved and care about the school which I didn't see much of at our previous public ES) and the BEST fieldtrips have really made our time at Dayspring a memorable one. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Open Quote This school is ridiculous!!!! I sent my son here for two months and he was bullied and ad fun of for the way he looked. All the teachers had favorites and they were the art students that were in dance or musical theater or the ones that were at the school for a long time. I was very mad and took my son out the day he told me. I now send him to River Ridge which has no bullying, favorites, or snobby kids. Dayspring thinks they are the best but discriminate and depress students too much for the school to be the best. Never send a child here. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dayspring Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 122 3 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 131
2002 288 3 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 300
2003 288 3 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 300
2004 324 4 2 15 0 n/a n/a 0 345
2005 343 2 1 14 0 n/a n/a 0 360
2006 372 2 3 14 0 n/a n/a 0 391
2007 372 3 3 15 1 n/a n/a 13 407
2008 363 3 3 18 0 n/a n/a 17 404
2009 356 5 7 25 0 n/a n/a 24 417
2010 369 7 15 40 1 n/a n/a 28 460
2011 379 7 18 58 1 0 27 0 490
2012 405 7 23 64 1 0 26 0 526
2013 407 10 26 85 0 0 25 0 553
2014 452 10 24 81 1 0 21 0 589
2015 470 10 23 86 1 0 23 0 613
2016 493 11 20 98 1 0 25 0 648
2017 518 12 31 106 2 0 25 0 694
2018 546 18 36 116 1 0 29 0 746
2019 570 17 40 123 1 0 27 0 778
2020 612 14 38 142 1 0 29 0 836
2021 662 14 43 162 1 0 38 0 920
2022 626 16 41 151 1 0 32 0 867

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 Dayspring Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 131 0.0 0.0 21.4
2002 300 25.0 12.0 25.3
2003 300 25.0 12.0 25.3
2004 345 n/a n/a 22.3
2005 360 26.0 13.8 11.4
2006 391 28.0 14.0 7.9
2007 407 25.0 16.3 11.2
2008 404 30.0 13.5 11.1
2009 417 35.3 12.8 2.5
2010 460 45.0 10.2 37.3
2011 490 35.9 13.6 1.4
2012 526 37.0 14.2 31
2013 553 38.0 14.5 40
2014 589 70.0 8.4 38.9
2015 613 60.0 10.2 49.1
2016 648 53.0 12.2 47.8
2017 694 53.0 13.0 45.8
2018 746 67.0 11.1 48.9
2019 778 47.5 16.3 46.4
2020 836 50.5 16.5 47.7
2021 920 59.0 15.5 43.2
2022 867 60.0 14.4 46.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Dayspring Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 131 0.0 0.0 21.4
2002 300 25.0 12.0 25.3
2003 300 25.0 12.0 25.3
2004 345 n/a n/a 22.3
2005 360 26.0 13.8 11.4
2006 391 28.0 14.0 7.9
2007 407 25.0 16.3 11.2
2008 404 30.0 13.5 11.1
2009 417 35.3 12.8 2.5
2010 460 45.0 10.2 37.3
2011 490 35.9 13.6 1.4
2012 526 37.0 14.2 31
2013 553 38.0 14.5 40
2014 589 70.0 8.4 38.9
2015 613 60.0 10.2 49.1
2016 648 53.0 12.2 47.8
2017 694 53.0 13.0 45.8
2018 746 67.0 11.1 48.9
2019 778 47.5 16.3 46.4
2020 836 50.5 16.5 47.7
2021 920 59.0 15.5 43.2
2022 867 60.0 14.4 46.6

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Dayspring Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $14 (0.2%) $6,581 (99.8%) $6,595
2019 $00 (0.0%) $6,597 (100.0%) $6,597
2020 $00 (0.0%) $6,757 (100.0%) $6,757
2021 $471 (6.6%) $6,712 (93.4%) $7,183

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dayspring Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 403rd of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 513th of 2219 Elementary schools
 4.6%
Ranks 140th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 302nd of 1148 Middle schools
 13.6%
Ranks 65th of 734 High schoolsRanks 137th of 774 High schools
 8.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Dayspring Academy)7674
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)6053
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Dayspring Academy)7688
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Pasco)5952
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Dayspring Academy)7772
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)5957
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Dayspring Academy)8468
 16%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Pasco)6256
 6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Dayspring Academy)7069
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)5551
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Dayspring Academy)7464
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Pasco)5745
 12%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Dayspring Academy)5149
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Pasco)5344
 9%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5348
 5%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Dayspring Academy)7554
 21%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)5651
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Dayspring Academy)7576
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Pasco)5948
 11%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Dayspring Academy)7855
 23%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)5145
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Dayspring Academy)8163
 18%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Pasco)4238
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Dayspring Academy)7958
 21%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)5845
 13%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Science (Dayspring Academy)6054
 6%
   8th Grade Science (Pasco)5445
 9%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4845
 3%
9th Grade English Language Arts (Dayspring Academy)8867
 21%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)5753
 4%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Dayspring Academy)9273
 19%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Pasco)5348
 5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Dayspring Academy)9364
 29%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Pasco)6862
 6%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6761
 6%
End of Course US History (Dayspring Academy)9277
 15%
   End of Course US History (Pasco)6967
 2%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7065
 5%
End of Course Civics (Dayspring Academy)8281
 1%
   End of Course Civics (Pasco)7072
 2%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7169
 2%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Dayspring Academy)6864
 4%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Pasco)6054
 6%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Dayspring Academy)9775
 22%
   End of Course Geometry (Pasco)6362
 1%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students778920
 18.3%
African American1714
 17.6%
American Indian11
Asian4043
 7.5%
Hispanic123162
 31.7%
Pacific Islander00
White570662
 16.1%
Two or More Races2738
 40.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46.4%43.2%
 3.2%




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Dayspring Academy ranks 513th of 2219 Florida alternative schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 867 students attended Dayspring Academy.

Students at Dayspring Academy are 72% White, 17% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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