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P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School

Grades K-12 | Gainesville, FL

Innovating to Support Student Success

P.K. Yonge provides personalized instruction for every student by leveraging technology integration, grouping students and teachers into learning communities, and building strong systems of support.
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What This School Is Achieving

Working with two students using an iPad.

Established in 1934, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School is a K-12 public laboratory school affiliated with the University of Florida and located on its campus. The school develops successful instructional practices and shares this information with other schools and districts. 

  • P.K. Yonge has outperformed the state for the past 8 years in math, reading, and science.
  • 94% graduation rate among all demographic groups (state: 72%)
  • 80% of graduates enroll in colleges and universities (state: 55%)
Working with two students using an iPad.

How They Do It

Reaching All High School Students: A Multi-Tiered Approach

Reaching All High School Students: A Multi-Tiered Approach

P.K. Yonge provides a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that is tailored not only to fit the increased academic demands but the unique social and emotional challenges of secondary students.

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Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered Approach

Supporting Behavioral Needs: A Multi-Tiered Approach

At P.K. Yonge, a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is used to meet every student's academic and behavioral needs.

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Academic Success for All Students: A Multi-Tiered Approach

Academic Success for All Students: A Multi-Tiered Approach

At P.K. Yonge, using Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) enables teachers to differentiate and provide each student the right level of instruction to succeed.

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

At P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

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Voices From the School

Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Kristin Weller
University School Associate Professor

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