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900 Avenue F

Haines City, FL 33844

(863) 421-3334

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 463

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Bethune Academy

Bethune is a K-8 Magnet school which provides a private school STEM education within a public school. The entire staff strives to incorporate real world hands-on learning STEM lessons and opportunities for our cadets. Bethune provides an aggressive curriculum while not sacrificing school assemblies, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/04/15

School staff are all Over the top champions for the students. We were fortunate to have our son in Bethune Academy. The AR reading program encourage by Mrs Akers has made our son a frequent, independant reader. Also the Chess program has helped build positive character and confidence in our Bethune ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/03/14

My son just finished Kindergarten and will be moving to 1st grde and I'm excited because he has learnt so much, the staff cares for your child, and pays attention to each child and their needs to make a great school. They're just AWESOME, can't find words to

Posted by a parent on 08/12/10

Out of five elementary schools that my sons have attended in Lake and Polk counties, Bethune Academy is by far the best! It has the most caring staff, outstanding teachers who have been there a long time, and Mrs. Fredericks, the music teacher, is phenomenal. They expect a lot of the students, and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/04/10

Where to begin? The teachers are among the best you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. They are caring but stern at the same time. The principal is the heart of Bethune Academy. Mrs. Knowles brings warmth, compassion and discipline that makes every student adore her. At one point, we considered ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/22/07

My daughter just started Bethune Academy and I must say I have seen a great improvement in her work. She has homework everyday except fridays, which is their spelling test days. The parent teacher correspondence is great.

Posted by a parent on 09/19/06

My daughter is in 3rd grade at Bethune Academy. We have had experience with 5 elementary schools and Bethune Academy is at the top of our list, in great schools, if you are considering it, do it, you will not be disapointed.

Posted by a parent on 05/25/06

Yes, this school is in a bad area, but that has no impact on the level of education in this wonderful school. Both of my children attend this school.

Posted by a parent on 05/25/06

Great school with teaches who really care about the students.

Posted by a parent on 01/22/06

School is supposed to be an A school. Location of school is not in a good area.

Posted by a parent on 08/08/05

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Test scores
Test scores for Bethune Academy

FCAT2* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Bethune Academy
Polk County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

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Haines City schools — Bethune Academy is located at 900 Avenue F, Haines City FL 33844. 900 Avenue F is in the 33844 ZIP code in Haines City, FL The school district for Bethune Academy is the Polk County Public Schools. Bethune Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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