Discovery High School

Public, Charter 9-12

 640 Evenhouse Rd
       Lake Alfred, FL  33850-7208


(863) 268-7178

District: Polk

SchoolDigger Rank:
347th of 774 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,431 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  18.3
Number of students:  881

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.1%
White:
35.0%
African American:
15.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.3%

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Compare Details Discovery High School ranks better than 55.2% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 5th among 23 ranked high schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.47. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Discovery High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46.1%), White (35%), African American (15.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Discovery High School is 18.3, which is the 16th best among 23 high schools in the Polk School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Discovery High School is $8,431, which is the 11th highest among 23 high schools in the Polk School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Discovery High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Discovery High School 347th of 774 Florida public high schools. (See Discovery High 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 Discovery High School

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2019 32.24 467th 734 36.4%
2021 29.64 475th 746 36.3%
2022 43.47 347th 774 55.2%

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

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Enrollment information for Discovery High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 98 49 5 123 2 1 10 0 288
2018 172 82 5 200 3 1 16 0 479
2019 237 131 8 278 4 3 20 0 681
2020 300 155 9 355 2 4 17 0 842
2021 324 140 12 419 3 3 16 0 917
2022 308 135 11 406 3 3 15 0 881

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 288 17.0 16.9 73.6
2018 479 28.0 17.1 76.8
2019 681 36.0 18.9 76.8
2020 842 42.0 20.0 68.1
2021 917 45.0 20.3 67
2022 881 48.0 18.3 60.3

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 288 17.0 16.9 73.6
2018 479 28.0 17.1 76.8
2019 681 36.0 18.9 76.8
2020 842 42.0 20.0 68.1
2021 917 45.0 20.3 67
2022 881 48.0 18.3 60.3

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 High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,182 (15.3%) $6,568 (84.7%) $7,750
2019 $317 (3.9%) $7,840 (96.1%) $8,157
2020 $287 (3.8%) $7,301 (96.2%) $7,588
2021 $764 (9.1%) $7,667 (90.9%) $8,431

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Discovery High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 467th of 734 High schoolsRanks 347th of 774 High schools
 18.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Discovery High School)4654
 8%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4544
 1%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Discovery High School)4446
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Polk)4238
 4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Discovery High School)5357
 4%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Polk)5452
 2%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6761
 6%
End of Course US History (Discovery High School)6667
 1%
   End of Course US History (Polk)5854
 4%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7065
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Discovery High School)2432
 8%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Polk)5141
 10%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Discovery High School)3736
 1%
   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 Students681917
 34.7%
African American131140
 6.9%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian812
 50%
Hispanic278419
 50.7%
Pacific Islander33
White237324
 36.7%
Two or More Races2016
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.8%67%
 9.8%




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Discovery High School ranks 347th of 774 Florida high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 881 students attended Discovery High School.

Students at Discovery High School are 46% Hispanic, 35% White, 15% African American, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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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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