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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School is a highly rated, public school located in Gainesville, FL. It has 1,145 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
1080 SW 11th St
Gainesville, FL 32601
Telephone
(352) 392-1554
Website

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
65 responses
Average ACT
25
47 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,716
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$858
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Homecoming
    29%
  • State Band trip
    17%
  • Family Picnic
    13%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Powder Puff Football game
    8%
  • R-evolution
    8%
  • Soccer games
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,145
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
43.1%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Reviews

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PK Yonge was the only school I ever attended. I have been here from kindergarten to 12th grade. I never received preschool education. But PK provided me not only adequate education, they provided me a family and an environment to thrive. This school gives all students the opportunity to be well rounded. For example, I participate in three sports but I also am in the art program and am the president of a few clubs. Overall my experience has been unforgettable. The few things that I’d like to change are the curriculum in elementary where they mix grades together. Such as students in 4th and 5th grade are out together in a class and learn the same material. This causes potential problems because the 4th graders learn the same material the coming year. I also would like to change the cafeteria food to a more healthier and fresher option. The food is heavily refrigerated and not as healthy as other meal options.
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P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School is an overall good school. For PK to be a K-12 school I would say that it is a safe school to be at. Our school is pretty small, it produces a family environment. As for sports Basketball is great, Soccer is great, Baseball is great, Volleyball is great, and swimming and diving is great. As for the other sports we may need some help. The learning is advanced, plenty of classes to choose from to jump-start your future here at PK. There are also plenty of clubs to choose from too, and I forgot to mention that our school is very diverse.
This school is a research school for the University of Florida, so it is public but selective in order to meet demographic requirements. The small school was a great experience for a transferring student. My experience with academics here was good, but sometimes, being a research school, different programs that are implemented may not run very smoothly. Generally, teachers care about the students and are able to provide individual attention due to small, tight-knit classes. Campus, administration, and food services are all in need of repair.