Spook Hill Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 321 Dr Ja Wiltshire Ave E
       Lake Wales, FL  33853-3235


(863) 678-4262

District: Polk

SchoolDigger Rank:
2117th of 2,215 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,481 Help

Students who attend Spook Hill Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    McLaughlin Middle School And Fine Arts Academy
High:    Polk Virtual Franchise

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1
Number of students:  524

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.6%
Hispanic:
32.1%
African American:
26.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.9%

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Compare Details Spook Hill Elementary School ranks worse than 95.6% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 76th among 80 ranked elementary schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 8.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Spook Hill Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.6%), Hispanic (32.1%), African American (26.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Spook Hill Elementary School is 14.1, which is the 35th best among 80 elementary schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Spook Hill Elementary School is $10,481, which is the 18th highest among 80 elementary schools in the Polk School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Spook Hill Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Spook Hill Elementary School 2117th of 2215 Florida public elementary schools. (See Spook Hill Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Polk:

SchoolDigger ranks Polk 58th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Spook Hill Elementary School

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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
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 45.16 967th 1688 42.7%
2007 35.85 1209th 1786 32.3%
2008 34.47 1253rd 1789 30.0%
2009 36.66 1262nd 1847 31.7%
2010 37.27 1287th 1919 32.9%
2011 43.19 1200th 1985 39.5%
2012 35.35 1311th 1984 33.9%
2013 33.04 1402nd 2029 30.9%
2014 35.90 1360th 2064 34.1%
2016 33.95 1402nd 2087 32.8%
2017 20.39 1770th 2112 16.2%
2018 19.41 1798th 2118 15.1%
2019 11.42 2026th 2182 7.1%
2021 20.33 1828th 2247 18.6%
2022 8.96 2117th 2215 4.4%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Open Quote The Office staff is really not that Friendly. This is my daughters first year there, this is her first year period. When asking questions to a front office staff member of 5 plus years she walked away from me and went to her desk. My daughters teacher so far seems great. My daughter seems to enjoy going and has already started reading! It really takes Parents and Teachers to ensure a childs education. We practice sight words, and vocab words every day of the week except Sat. That and with the help of the Teacher a child can be golden! Regardless of what kind of ranking a school gets. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Spook Hill Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 314 133 8 9 1 n/a n/a 0 465
1989 352 145 6 13 1 n/a n/a 0 517
1990 354 128 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 493
1991 340 125 4 16 0 n/a n/a 0 485
1992 366 132 3 15 0 n/a n/a 0 516
1993 352 147 6 17 0 n/a n/a 0 522
1994 348 201 3 16 0 n/a n/a 0 568
1995 377 228 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 617
1996 377 228 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 617
1997 379 204 0 10 1 n/a n/a 0 594
1998 411 206 1 15 1 n/a n/a 0 634
1999 410 226 1 18 1 n/a n/a 0 656
2000 388 210 3 31 0 n/a n/a 0 632
2001 375 208 6 34 0 n/a n/a 0 623
2002 394 249 6 49 0 n/a n/a 0 698
2003 394 249 6 49 0 n/a n/a 0 698
2004 293 182 4 50 1 n/a n/a 0 530
2005 249 146 4 40 2 n/a n/a 0 441
2006 241 125 8 37 2 n/a n/a 0 413
2007 253 136 7 47 3 n/a n/a 14 460
2008 261 130 7 68 4 n/a n/a 22 492
2009 275 151 5 91 1 n/a n/a 28 551
2010 308 144 4 97 1 n/a n/a 20 574
2011 279 142 3 124 3 0 25 0 576
2012 269 165 3 113 3 1 25 0 579
2013 259 198 4 119 1 0 26 0 607
2014 266 191 3 148 2 0 16 0 626
2015 266 174 6 163 1 0 19 0 629
2016 273 168 6 176 1 0 18 0 642
2017 269 184 6 203 1 0 20 0 683
2018 247 183 10 193 1 0 16 0 650
2019 225 194 9 203 1 0 14 0 646
2020 251 177 8 192 3 1 13 0 645
2021 197 137 5 168 1 1 15 0 524

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 Spook Hill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 465 30.0 15.5 42.6
1989 517 32.0 16.1 40
1990 493 29.0 17.0 16.2
1991 485 29.0 16.7 46.8
1992 516 27.0 19.1 44
1993 522 27.0 19.3 37.7
1994 568 30.0 18.9 48.1
1995 617 29.0 21.3 51.2
1996 617 29.0 21.3 51.2
1997 594 32.0 18.6 45.8
1998 634 31.0 20.5 48.1
1999 656 32.0 20.5 59.3
2000 632 31.0 20.4 60.9
2001 623 36.0 17.3 60
2002 698 38.0 18.4 63.8
2003 698 38.0 18.4 63.8
2004 530 38.0 13.9 66.8
2005 441 38.0 11.6 54.2
2006 413 34.0 12.1 61
2007 460 38.0 12.1 67.9
2008 492 36.0 13.7 72.3
2009 551 43.5 14.9 71.5
2010 574 38.0 15.1 78.7
2011 576 40.0 14.4 77.8
2012 579 38.0 15.2 80.3
2013 607 40.0 15.1 81.9
2014 626 41.0 15.2 64.2
2015 629 43.0 14.6 70.4
2016 642 42.0 15.2 77.1
2017 683 41.0 16.6 78.2
2018 650 47.0 13.8 72.2
2019 646 39.0 16.5 72.9
2020 645 40.0 16.1 63.7
2021 524 37.0 14.1 76.9

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 Spook Hill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 465 30.0 15.5 42.6
1989 517 32.0 16.1 40
1990 493 29.0 17.0 16.2
1991 485 29.0 16.7 46.8
1992 516 27.0 19.1 44
1993 522 27.0 19.3 37.7
1994 568 30.0 18.9 48.1
1995 617 29.0 21.3 51.2
1996 617 29.0 21.3 51.2
1997 594 32.0 18.6 45.8
1998 634 31.0 20.5 48.1
1999 656 32.0 20.5 59.3
2000 632 31.0 20.4 60.9
2001 623 36.0 17.3 60
2002 698 38.0 18.4 63.8
2003 698 38.0 18.4 63.8
2004 530 38.0 13.9 66.8
2005 441 38.0 11.6 54.2
2006 413 34.0 12.1 61
2007 460 38.0 12.1 67.9
2008 492 36.0 13.7 72.3
2009 551 43.5 14.9 71.5
2010 574 38.0 15.1 78.7
2011 576 40.0 14.4 77.8
2012 579 38.0 15.2 80.3
2013 607 40.0 15.1 81.9
2014 626 41.0 15.2 64.2
2015 629 43.0 14.6 70.4
2016 642 42.0 15.2 77.1
2017 683 41.0 16.6 78.2
2018 650 47.0 13.8 72.2
2019 646 39.0 16.5 72.9
2020 645 40.0 16.1 63.7
2021 524 37.0 14.1 76.9

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 Spook Hill Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,505 (15.8%) $8,000 (84.2%) $9,505
2019 $1,349 (14.6%) $7,860 (85.3%) $9,210
2020 $1,557 (17.3%) $7,428 (82.7%) $8,985
2021 $1,959 (18.7%) $8,522 (81.3%) $10,481

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Spook Hill Elementary School

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 2026th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1828th of 2247 Elementary schools
 11.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Spook Hill Elementary School)3626
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Polk)5247
 5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5854
 4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Spook Hill Elementary School)4520
 25%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Polk)5644
 12%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6251
 11%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Spook Hill Elementary School)3034
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4842
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5852
 6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Spook Hill Elementary School)4130
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Polk)5644
 12%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6453
 11%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Spook Hill Elementary School)3040
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4743
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5654
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Spook Hill Elementary School)1937
 18%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Polk)5143
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6051
 9%
5th Grade Science (Spook Hill Elementary School)3341
 8%
   5th Grade Science (Polk)4539
 6%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5347
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students646524
 18.9%
African American194137
 29.4%
American Indian11
Asian95
 44.4%
Hispanic203168
 17.2%
Pacific Islander01
Two or More Races1415
 7.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.9%76.9%
 4%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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