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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  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 1,153 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
94 responses
Average ACT
25
55 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$36,389
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$930
National
$949
Median Home Value
$154,400
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Homecoming
    22%
  • State Band trip
    12%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Powder Puff Football game
    10%
  • R-evolution
    10%
  • Family Picnic
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,153
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Reviews

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P.K. Yonge is smaller than any other school I attended. At first it was extremely unfamiliar and I felt really out of place with how friend groups were already established and close knit- as it is also a K-12 school. Most of the kids here have been here since Kindergarten whereas, I've only been here since 7th grade. Nevertheless, I was brought into a friend group, and learned that smaller is better. Teachers aren't programmed to repeat the same things over and over. Instead, with smaller class sizes and block schedules, we're able to learn and really grasp the content which is what has helped me excell.
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I've been at this school for 7 years. The teachers are (almost) all wonderful, and the diversity is great. The art program is really great too, but is getting its funding cut, which is upsetting. The performing arts program has some favoritism and the musicals are definitely not up to the standard they once were, but some still enjoy it and get a lot out of it. I wish administration would listen to students more and be more connected to us instead of condescending. A lot of their decisions don't make sense to me. I also wish they would pay attention to more than just much money we get and were more willing to endorse clubs, etc. that don't make the school a huge amount of money or outreach. The quality of the physical school is mostly pretty bad since the school is very old, except for the new elementary building. A new secondary building is in progress, so right now the construction is pretty ugly but the end product will be a big improvement on the current facilities.
I liked how small the school was, so there was a community across grade levels. There are many teachers that are very dedicated to their work and their students, but a few miss the mark drastically and don't show equal care for their students. The performing arts department used to be well-funded and produce very talented high school productions, but some faculty turn-over has caused the production value to decrease greatly. Worst cafeteria food. You have to be self-driven to make this school work for your college readiness.