Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

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1000 N Buena Vista Dr

Lake Alfred, FL 33850

(863) 295-5955

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 1,039

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

I use to attend this school 2 years ago and I wished I could have left that when I had the first chance to go but by the time another school (daniel jenkins middle school) pulled my name from the waiting list it was sort of late i was at the end of my 7th grade year going into 8th grade and my father ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/10/14

I attended DALA my 6th grade year 2012-2012and left the 7th.The only real reasons I wanted to stay was because of my friends and the dream team .. The trendsetters that year that consisted of how amazing the teachers were to us it was like a family but then we had problems with the language arts as in ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/29/13

as the final three days of this school years approaches I can honestly state this has been a most our standing year. Our Son never had a year that was so successful. The teaching staff, are available, helpful and eagar to assist in every was. The library is one of the most advanced we have ever experienced, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/02/13

I hate this school so much. Let's start with the way they treat you: the teachers never want to hear anything you have to say, if you're treated unfairly you best keep your mouth shut unless you want an unfair punishment. Students are treated like slaves. They're treated like they're delinquents. If ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/07/13

My son attends this school and has straight As, he loves it a DALA. My son's teachers are young and enthusiaticly involved with the kids. The entire staff is amazing, very helpful and kind and the guidance counselor Lady Lofton is one of the best counselors I've ever seen, she truly cares and goes the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/07/12

DALA Buses, are no different than Buses from other Shools, Be it Ridgeview Global Studied Academy, Davenport Sholl of Arts, and all the Polk County School Buses, Including the Osceola School buses that travel in and out of Polk County. They all without exception Drive at speeds in excess of the Posted ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/29/12

Discovery Academy is an excellent school, my son has been there for 3 years and I hope to send my other children there as well. The staff is very helpful and the teachers seem to care about the students. If you email a teacher, most respond immediately. The computer classes given are excellent, my son ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/20/11

I love this school. It is the best school I have ever attended. Last year, for 6th grade I went to Daniel Jenkins Academy and I had my mom remove me from that school. There were too many issues at DJA. But none of these problems occured at Discovery Academy. And our principal at DALA is always there ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/03/09

Discovery Academy is a good school. My son is a 6th grader and seems to be adjusting well to the new experience. The school is wonderful about keeping the parents informed about grades and missed assignments. All you need to do is email your teachers and they respond almost immediately. Most of the teacher ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/09

Discovery Academy is a good school. My son is a 7th grader and seems to enjoy going there. We have had several issues with a couple of teachers on his team but for the most part have had a positive experience. I think some of the teachers spend too much time worrying about petty things students do and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/10/09

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Test scores for Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred

FCAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred
Polk County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

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Lake Alfred schools — Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred is located at 1000 N Buena Vista Dr, Lake Alfred FL 33850. 1000 N Buena Vista Dr is in the 33850 ZIP code in Lake Alfred, FL The school district for Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred is the Polk County Public Schools. Discovery Academy Of Lake Alfred is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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