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South McKeel Elementary Academy

Preschool | Grades K-8 | Polk
2222 Edgewood Dr South
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 510-0044

About This School

South McKeel Elementary Academy is located in Lakeland, FL and is one of 159 schools in Polk School District. It is a charter school that serves 1135 students in grades K-8.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See South McKeel Elementary Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, South McKeel Elementary Academy had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

53% 47%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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I attended the spring concert held at Victory church two nights ago and was struck immediately by the lack of minorities in this school.  I see the statistics on this web site which show in 2009 72% Caucasian enrollment, and only 12% Black, less than that Hispanic and Asian.  What a shame!  These (Caucasian) children are missing so many life-long learning opportunities to interact and engage with other cultures in a wholesome environment.  The impression I got from the parents and children I observed at Victory was that this is a room full of little rich kids whose parents don't want them in traditional public schools and don't want to pay for private school.  I think the state could and SHOULD do a better job of monitoring the ethnic breakdown of the school population.  I personally would not send my child to South McKeel.  We have enough prima donnas already without molding another generation of children into the same.  Love your children enough to let them experience the real world now (which, by the way is NOT 72% Caucasian!) so they don't have such a hard time adjusting when they are thrown into it as adults.  

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