Established in 1934, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School is a public school district affiliated with the University of Florida and located on its campus. The school serves approximately 1150 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school is designed as a special school district under Florida Department of Education funding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other school districts.
In order to fulfill this mission, the school requires a student population that approximates the demographic composition of the student age population of the State as a whole. The Admissions policy of P.K. Yonge is established with this goal as the objective. The school reserves the right to modify the admissions policy in response to changes in requirements by the State, University, or its auditors to meet the requirements of a specific research study, or to implement a specific research study.
The school annually establishes enrollment percentages in each category for the Elementary School division and the Secondary School division based on the Florida Department of Education demographic characteristics of Florida's school age population. Categorical percentages are established each October prior to a school year for the five admission categories:
2. Race/ethnic origin
3. Family income
4. Exceptional student status
5. Academic achievement level
As a developmental research school, P.K. Yonge works closely with members of the College of Education on a variety of projects aimed at enhancing student accomplishments at all grade levels and in all subject areas.
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Elementary Building Opened for 2012-13 School Year
P. K. Yonge's state-of-the-art elementary school building opened for the 2012-12 school year and changes the way students experience school. Watch the video below to learn more about the first phase of the P.K. Yonge campus revitalization project.