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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
McKeel Academy of Technology is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Lakeland, FL. It has 1,364 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
1810 Parker St W
Lakeland, FL 33815
Telephone
(863) 499-2818
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McKeel Academy of Technology Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1100
157 responses
Average ACT
24
88 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$45,988
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$913
National
$949
Median Home Value
$121,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
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  • A+ School water park field trip.
    17%
  • Grad Bash
    17%
  • Basketball games
    15%
  • DAYS OFF
    13%
  • Prep Rallies
    13%
  • Field trips
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,364
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,203
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,384/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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McKeel Academy of Technology Reviews

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Even though I never realized what a great education I got while attending Mckeel, after I graduated I found that Mckeel opened a lot of doors for me and my future. No kid enjoys going to school, and especially high school, but I found my best friend at McKeel, and I am proud to say I attended that institution!
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McKeel Academy of Technology is a great school overall. McKeel offers opportunities in many different technology fields, while also providing a robust general education. What makes McKeel Academy of Technology a great school though, is the community of students, teachers, and administrators. This community is a truly positive one that embraces uniqueness, socialization, success, and learning.
I think the rules at McKeel are a bit extreme, since all the teacher do not always move by the same things it can be kind of annoying when you have to continue changing the way you do things. Once you learn how to move and who to keep in contact with you understand that it’s an amazing school with teachers that actually care. I attended this school because my mom told me I could get the shoes I wanted but shortly after I meet my friends it was pretty cool school full of nice people and teachers.