Dayspring Academy

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 8911 Timber Oaks Ave
       Port Richey, FL  34668-2426


(727) 862-8600

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District: Pasco

SchoolDigger Rank:
403rd of 2,182 Florida Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,757 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5
Number of students:  836

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.2%
Hispanic:
17.0%
Asian:
4.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.7%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Florida Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Dayspring Academy ranks better than 81.5% of elementary schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.06. (See more...)
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Compare Details Dayspring Academy ranks better than 87.3% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.77. (See more...)
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Compare Details Dayspring Academy ranks better than 91.1% of high schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.72. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.2%), Hispanic (17%), Asian (4.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dayspring Academy is 16.5. 2 alternative schools in the Pasco School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dayspring Academy is $6,757, which is the 2nd highest among 3 alternative schools in the Pasco School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Dayspring Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Dayspring Academy 403rd of 2182 Florida public elementary schools. (See Dayspring Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Dayspring Academy 140th of 1099 Florida public middle schools. (See Dayspring Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Dayspring Academy 65th of 734 Florida public high schools. (See Dayspring Academy in the ranking list.)

Pasco:

SchoolDigger ranks Pasco 29th of 67 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%

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%

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
2019 77.72 65th 734 91.1%

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

Data source: Florida Department of Education




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