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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
McKeel Academy of Technology is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Lakeland, FL. It has 1,306 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
1810 Parker St W
Lakeland, FL 33815
Telephone
(863) 499-2818

McKeel Academy of Technology Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1110
136 responses
Average ACT
24
75 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,146
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$883
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,400
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 125 responses
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  • Grad Bash
    17%
  • A+ School water park field trip.
    16%
  • Basketball games
    15%
  • Prep Rallies
    14%
  • DAYS OFF
    14%
  • 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
1,306
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,234
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,001/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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McKeel Academy of Technology Reviews

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McKeel Academy of Technology is a very dedicated school to it's student's education. McKeel has an Apple technology grant allowing students to have access to computers/monitors and a iPad for school use. Students also require their own school email for school inquiries and teaches students how to use applications that come with having a Google account, which also includes having the capability to learn and get certified in Adobe products/softwares. The school, however, does have a uniform policy, a economic system, and requires higher standards when it comes to grades, behavior, and with student attendance.
Overall, the school is small (around 1,500) and will pull the best from their students so they have a better outcome in the work place, in a university, and life.
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Very strong school as far as technology, prep kids for collage, one on one with staff members, kids want to be there. All the classes are equipped with all the right materials, school lunches are great, a need to learn more above and beyond the norm.

High spirit among school students, academics are hard but it’s what you need to succeed, teachers are the best, sports have school spirit, plenty of resources for homework, projects and class room, all parents are involved in all aspects of school and activities, diversity among student body, very safe school to go to, administration is very helpful and the best. That’s why I vote McKeel Academy of Technology the best school to go to.
I never would have expected to like and appreciate Mckeel as I do now, but the environment and teachers all around me there prepared me extremely well for college, where I am now succeeding pretty comfortably. Mckeel is a a smaller school in comparison to others, but provides all the tools and resources necessary to help students flourish in school and still have a good high school experience, including me.