Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

Public, Charter 6-8

 1000 Buena Vista Dr N
       Lake Alfred, FL  33850-2031


(863) 295-5955

District: Polk

SchoolDigger Rank:
632nd of 1,148 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,842 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  19.4
Number of students:  953

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
42.0%
White:
36.5%
African American:
17.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65%

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Compare Details Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred ranks worse than 55.1% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks 10th among 26 ranked middle schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (42%), White (36.5%), African American (17.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred is 19.4. 18 middle schools in the Polk School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred is $12,842, which is the 2nd highest among 26 middle schools in the Polk School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred:

SchoolDigger ranks Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred 632nd of 1148 Florida public middle schools. (See Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred 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 Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 35.30 415th 593 30.0%
2005 31.67 446th 602 25.9%
2006 37.17 454th 675 32.7%
2007 36.65 503rd 736 31.7%
2008 36.37 512th 740 30.8%
2009 42.04 501st 780 35.8%
2010 48.80 462nd 839 44.9%
2011 54.65 449th 891 49.6%
2012 60.70 353rd 897 60.6%
2013 56.46 414th 956 56.7%
2014 49.45 508th 999 49.1%
2016 52.49 464th 997 53.5%
2017 55.16 454th 1031 56.0%
2018 46.49 559th 1035 46.0%
2019 51.96 525th 1099 52.2%
2021 54.31 494th 1136 56.5%
2022 43.31 632nd 1148 44.9%

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

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Open Quote Excellent school, feels like a private school, my child is an A STudent at this school, teachers are young and involved, principal and counselors are readily available for concerns, very safe environment to learn in Close Quote



Enrollment information for Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 577 275 5 47 0 n/a n/a 0 904
1998 597 245 8 69 1 n/a n/a 0 920
1999 619 256 12 54 1 n/a n/a 0 942
2000 604 238 9 56 2 n/a n/a 0 909
2001 534 220 7 63 2 n/a n/a 0 826
2002 570 187 4 75 2 n/a n/a 0 838
2003 570 187 4 75 2 n/a n/a 0 838
2004 617 170 7 101 1 n/a n/a 0 896
2005 626 201 10 151 1 n/a n/a 0 989
2006 607 201 18 202 1 n/a n/a 0 1029
2007 519 201 23 214 3 n/a n/a 20 980
2008 497 190 14 232 3 n/a n/a 26 962
2009 502 191 15 285 7 n/a n/a 31 1031
2010 502 173 8 269 5 n/a n/a 45 1002
2011 453 157 13 315 11 1 38 0 988
2012 476 141 12 332 16 2 33 0 1012
2013 438 165 16 359 15 0 39 0 1032
2014 441 174 20 357 12 2 33 0 1039
2015 430 175 17 365 13 1 39 0 1040
2016 433 189 15 361 11 2 31 0 1042
2017 415 174 14 369 5 1 30 0 1008
2018 400 158 13 363 1 1 20 0 956
2019 393 174 9 366 1 2 23 0 968
2020 375 163 10 399 1 4 21 0 973
2021 370 171 8 397 1 4 23 0 974
2022 348 170 8 400 1 4 22 0 953

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 Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 904 43.0 21.0 50.2
1998 920 45.0 20.4 52.5
1999 942 51.0 18.5 58.6
2000 909 52.0 17.5 53.4
2001 826 45.0 18.4 56.8
2002 838 46.0 18.2 63.6
2003 838 46.0 18.2 63.6
2004 896 43.0 20.8 63.1
2005 989 55.0 18.0 62
2006 1029 58.0 17.7 61.7
2007 980 59.0 16.6 65.4
2008 962 61.0 15.8 67.4
2009 1031 64.0 18.9 62.9
2010 1002 60.5 16.5 70.3
2011 988 63.0 15.6 68.9
2012 1012 67.0 15.1 75.5
2013 1032 62.0 16.6 72
2014 1039 62.0 16.7 72.8
2015 1040 57.0 18.2 73.5
2016 1042 59.0 17.6 76.5
2017 1008 60.0 16.8 74.8
2018 956 57.0 16.7 75.6
2019 968 48.0 20.1 75.7
2020 973 52.0 18.7 74.3
2021 974 50.0 19.4 67.1
2022 953 49.0 19.4 65

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 Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 904 43.0 21.0 50.2
1998 920 45.0 20.4 52.5
1999 942 51.0 18.5 58.6
2000 909 52.0 17.5 53.4
2001 826 45.0 18.4 56.8
2002 838 46.0 18.2 63.6
2003 838 46.0 18.2 63.6
2004 896 43.0 20.8 63.1
2005 989 55.0 18.0 62
2006 1029 58.0 17.7 61.7
2007 980 59.0 16.6 65.4
2008 962 61.0 15.8 67.4
2009 1031 64.0 18.9 62.9
2010 1002 60.5 16.5 70.3
2011 988 63.0 15.6 68.9
2012 1012 67.0 15.1 75.5
2013 1032 62.0 16.6 72
2014 1039 62.0 16.7 72.8
2015 1040 57.0 18.2 73.5
2016 1042 59.0 17.6 76.5
2017 1008 60.0 16.8 74.8
2018 956 57.0 16.7 75.6
2019 968 48.0 20.1 75.7
2020 973 52.0 18.7 74.3
2021 974 50.0 19.4 67.1
2022 953 49.0 19.4 65

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 Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $400 (5.5%) $6,892 (94.5%) $7,292
2019 $409 (6.1%) $6,285 (93.9%) $6,694
2020 $437 (7.0%) $5,798 (93.0%) $6,234
2021 $1,023 (8.0%) $11,819 (92.0%) $12,842

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 525th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 632nd of 1148 Middle schools
 7.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)5548
 7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4843
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)5045
 5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Polk)4737
 10%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)5244
 8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4238
 4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)4340
 3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Polk)3935
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)5645
 11%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4841
 7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)4943
 6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Polk)3532
 3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)5635
 21%
   8th Grade Science (Polk)4136
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4845
 3%
End of Course Civics (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)7774
 3%
   End of Course Civics (Polk)7067
 3%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7169
 2%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)10093
 7%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Polk)5141
 10%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred)100100
   End of Course Geometry (Polk)5437
 17%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students968974
 0.6%
African American174171
 1.7%
American Indian11
Asian98
 11.1%
Hispanic366397
 8.5%
Pacific Islander24
 100%
White393370
 5.9%
Two or More Races2323
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.7%67.1%
 8.6%




Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

Students at Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred are 42% Hispanic, 37% White, 18% African American, 2% Two or more races.

Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred ranks 632nd of 1148 Florida middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 953 students attended Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred.


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