About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems.
Bill Duncan Excel Center did not make AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Florida in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Bill Duncan Excel Center's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Bill Duncan Excel Center had 11 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Bill Duncan Excel Center's students and teachers. more
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Maynard E. Traviss Career Center 0.1 miles|
|South McKeel Elementary Academy 1.9 miles|
|Heritage Christian Academy 2.3 miles||n/a|
|Crystal Lake Middle School 2.5 miles|
|Ese Countywide 2.7 miles||n/a|
Enrollment (2011)Total: 143
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Bill Duncan Excel Center had 87% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Florida had 56% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Polk District Spending
In 2011, Bill Duncan Excel Center had 11 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Polk School District
About the FCAT
What is it?
The FCAT is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 3 through 10 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of five levels, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3 (grade level).