Manatee Academy K-8

Summary:

Manatee Academy K-8 is a public elementary and middle school in Port St. Lucie, Florida, serving 1,664 students from kindergarten through 8th grade. The school is part of the St. Lucie School District, which is ranked 49th out of 67 districts in the state.

Manatee Academy K-8 consistently outperforms the St. Lucie district and the state of Florida in several key test score metrics, particularly in End-of-Course (EOC) Algebra 1 and Civics exams. However, the school's performance in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math on the FAST and FSA tests is more mixed, with some grades performing above the district and state averages, while others are below. The school also faces challenges with a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 16.3% to 33.6% over the past few years, which is significantly higher than the state average.

Compared to nearby public schools in the St. Lucie district, such as Parkway Elementary, Allapattah Flats K-8, and Oak Hammock K-8, Manatee Academy K-8 generally performs better in terms of test scores and school rankings. However, the nearby Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie also outperforms Manatee Academy K-8 in several test score metrics, particularly in Algebra 1 and Geometry. The highest-performing school in the area is the Fau/Slcsd Palm Pointe Educational Research School, a public charter school that consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Florida and outperforms Manatee Academy K-8 across most academic measures.


Detail:

Public K-8

 1450 SW Heatherwood Blvd
       Port St Lucie, FL  34986-2039


(772) 340-4745

District: St. Lucie

SchoolDigger Rank:
1126th of 2,242 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,386 Help


Students who attend Manatee Academy K-8 usually attend:

High:    St. Lucie West Centennial High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.4 Help
Number of students:  1,664

Racial breakdown:

White:
31.6%
African American:
31.5%
Hispanic:
30.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Manatee Academy K-8 ranks worse than 50.2% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 11th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.97. (See more...)
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Compare Details Manatee Academy K-8 ranks better than 50.2% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.53. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Manatee Academy K-8 has the largest elementary school student body size in the St. Lucie School District. Student population at Manatee Academy K-8 is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (31.6%), African American (31.5%), Hispanic (30.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Manatee Academy K-8 is 19.4. 26 elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Manatee Academy K-8 employs 85.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Manatee Academy K-8 is $10,386. 23 elementary schools in the St. Lucie School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Manatee Academy K-8 was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Manatee Academy K-8 590th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See Manatee Academy K-8 in the ranking list.)

St. Lucie:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Lucie 49th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Manatee Academy K-8

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 28.54 1242nd 1688 26.4%
2007 28.10 1353rd 1786 24.2%
2008 41.52 1107th 1789 38.1%
2009 31.49 1370th 1847 25.8%
2010 30.50 1424th 1919 25.8%
2011 47.99 1099th 1985 44.6%
2012 42.26 1171st 1984 41.0%
2013 38.69 1262nd 2029 37.8%
2014 45.62 1121st 2064 45.7%
2016 43.53 1180th 2087 43.5%
2017 50.29 1055th 2112 50.0%
2018 54.88 915th 2118 56.8%
2019 51.34 1049th 2182 51.9%
2021 47.56 1145th 2247 49.0%
2022 46.58 1148th 2219 48.3%
2023 48.97 1125th 2240 49.8%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Manatee Academy K-8

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 32.87 524th 740 29.2%
2009 35.26 545th 780 30.1%
2010 46.20 501st 839 40.3%
2011 50.79 478th 891 46.4%
2012 42.01 544th 897 39.4%
2013 50.71 476th 956 50.2%
2014 52.75 475th 999 52.5%
2016 58.74 385th 997 61.4%
2017 57.99 416th 1031 59.7%
2018 58.75 403rd 1035 61.1%
2019 61.86 385th 1099 65.0%
2021 54.29 495th 1136 56.4%
2022 51.32 535th 1148 53.4%
2023 48.53 587th 1177 50.1%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Manatee Academy K-8 Test Scores
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Open Quote Manattee is a school with very dedicated and qualified teachers. The student population is very diverse- socially and economically. Many students do not have the background knowledge necessary to do well on standardarized tests. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Manatee Academy K-8

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 454 195 2 68 0 n/a n/a 0 719
1994 528 217 7 67 3 n/a n/a 0 822
1995 578 251 5 60 0 n/a n/a 0 894
1996 578 251 5 60 0 n/a n/a 0 894
1997 553 218 4 60 0 n/a n/a 0 835
1998 585 216 7 55 0 n/a n/a 0 863
1999 555 232 6 47 0 n/a n/a 0 840
2000 519 207 5 51 1 n/a n/a 0 783
2001 522 221 6 52 1 n/a n/a 0 802
2002 511 230 6 104 1 n/a n/a 0 852
2003 511 230 6 104 1 n/a n/a 0 852
2004 529 242 10 128 3 n/a n/a 0 912
2005 605 246 14 209 3 n/a n/a 0 1077
2006 517 289 11 235 5 n/a n/a 0 1057
2007 563 269 27 303 3 n/a n/a 73 1238
2008 745 357 44 431 11 n/a n/a 121 1709
2009 687 348 35 359 8 n/a n/a 104 1541
2010 679 348 36 306 13 n/a n/a 81 1463
2011 647 371 28 368 9 2 35 0 1460
2012 637 412 34 374 7 3 45 0 1512
2013 642 399 33 374 6 3 43 0 1500
2014 590 393 30 371 3 1 44 0 1432
2015 626 431 31 420 5 1 45 0 1559
2016 551 341 20 407 3 2 50 0 1374
2017 542 334 22 396 3 1 45 0 1343
2018 510 372 21 408 5 2 57 0 1375
2019 497 370 23 403 4 1 56 0 1354
2020 500 394 29 453 3 1 68 0 1448
2021 506 399 29 403 3 1 68 0 1409
2022 532 434 29 443 3 4 86 0 1531
2023 525 524 20 502 1 3 89 0 1664

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Manatee Academy K-8

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 719 30.0 24.0 56.6
1994 822 36.0 22.8 46.6
1995 894 41.0 21.8 43.7
1996 894 41.0 21.8 43.7
1997 835 40.0 20.9 44.7
1998 863 41.0 21.0 37.5
1999 840 41.0 20.5 55.2
2000 783 37.0 21.2 50.7
2001 802 37.0 21.7 56.4
2002 852 40.0 21.3 54.3
2003 852 40.0 21.3 54.3
2004 912 43.0 21.2 50.3
2005 1077 50.0 21.5 48.9
2006 1057 55.0 19.2 57
2007 1238 58.0 21.3 52.4
2008 1709 89.0 19.2 47.3
2009 1541 112.6 16.3 57.3
2010 1463 92.0 15.9 64
2011 1460 97.0 15.0 61
2012 1512 99.9 15.1 62.2
2013 1500 101.0 14.8 63.5
2014 1432 97.0 14.7 69.5
2015 1559 98.0 15.9 70.2
2016 1374 92.0 14.9 67.1
2017 1343 87.0 15.4 64
2018 1375 87.0 15.8 61.7
2019 1354 86.9 15.5 61.4
2020 1448 84.5 17.1 57.4
2021 1409 77.5 18.1 59.3
2022 1531 82.5 18.5 55.8
2023 1664 85.5 19.4 65

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Manatee Academy K-8

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 719 30.0 24.0 56.6
1994 822 36.0 22.8 46.6
1995 894 41.0 21.8 43.7
1996 894 41.0 21.8 43.7
1997 835 40.0 20.9 44.7
1998 863 41.0 21.0 37.5
1999 840 41.0 20.5 55.2
2000 783 37.0 21.2 50.7
2001 802 37.0 21.7 56.4
2002 852 40.0 21.3 54.3
2003 852 40.0 21.3 54.3
2004 912 43.0 21.2 50.3
2005 1077 50.0 21.5 48.9
2006 1057 55.0 19.2 57
2007 1238 58.0 21.3 52.4
2008 1709 89.0 19.2 47.3
2009 1541 112.6 16.3 57.3
2010 1463 92.0 15.9 64
2011 1460 97.0 15.0 61
2012 1512 99.9 15.1 62.2
2013 1500 101.0 14.8 63.5
2014 1432 97.0 14.7 69.5
2015 1559 98.0 15.9 70.2
2016 1374 92.0 14.9 67.1
2017 1343 87.0 15.4 64
2018 1375 87.0 15.8 61.7
2019 1354 86.9 15.5 61.4
2020 1448 84.5 17.1 57.4
2021 1409 77.5 18.1 59.3
2022 1531 82.5 18.5 55.8
2023 1664 85.5 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Manatee Academy K-8

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $473 (6.1%) $7,285 (93.9%) $7,758
2019 $606 (7.6%) $7,386 (92.4%) $7,992
2020 $639 (7.4%) $7,985 (92.6%) $8,624
2021 $1,022 (10.8%) $8,410 (89.2%) $9,432
2022 $1,226 (13.1%) $8,114 (86.9%) $9,339
2023 $1,695 (16.3%) $8,692 (83.7%) $10,386

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Manatee Academy K-8

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1049th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1125th of 2240 Elementary schools
 2.1%
Ranks 385th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 587th of 1177 Middle schools
 14.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Manatee Academy K-8)6655
 11%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5048
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Manatee Academy K-8)6664
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5554
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Manatee Academy K-8)6151
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5148
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Manatee Academy K-8)4657
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5449
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Manatee Academy K-8)4843
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)4845
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Manatee Academy K-8)5041
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)4743
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Manatee Academy K-8)4551
 6%
   5th Grade Science (St. Lucie)4647
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Manatee Academy K-8)6261
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5149
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Manatee Academy K-8)6943
 26%
   6th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)4742
 5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5549
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Manatee Academy K-8)5843
 15%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)4943
 6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Manatee Academy K-8)6241
 21%
   7th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)5041
 9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Manatee Academy K-8)6153
 8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (St. Lucie)5445
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Manatee Academy K-8)2748
 21%
   8th Grade Mathematics (St. Lucie)3426
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Manatee Academy K-8)4544
 1%
   8th Grade Science (St. Lucie)4841
 7%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
End of Course Civics (Manatee Academy K-8)6978
 9%
   End of Course Civics (St. Lucie)6861
 7%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Manatee Academy K-8)7587
 12%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (St. Lucie)5149
 2%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13541664
 22.9%
African American370524
 41.6%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian2320
 13%
Hispanic403502
 24.6%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White497525
 5.6%
Two or More Races5689
 58.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients61.4%65%
 3.5%


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Students at Manatee Academy K-8 are 32% White, 31% African American, 30% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Manatee Academy K-8 ranks 1126th of 2242 Florida elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,664 students attended Manatee Academy K-8.

Students who attend Manatee Academy K-8 usually go on to attend:

High : St. Lucie West Centennial High


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