Christian Alternative School

Christian Alternative School serves 586 students in grades KG - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Christian Alternative School operates within the Birmingham City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 586 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 586 students
Christian Alternative School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Christian Alternative School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Christian Alternative School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Christian Alternative School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Christian Alternative School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Christian Alternative School Black Students (2003-2014)
Black
96%
34%
Christian Alternative School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
3%
57%
Christian Alternative School White Students (1989-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Christian Alternative School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.08 0.32
Christian Alternative School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
51%
52%
Christian Alternative School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
6%
Christian Alternative School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 24,858 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,900 is higher than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,897 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 22% over four years.
School District Name Birmingham City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
83
7
Number of Students Managed 24,858 3,026
Birmingham City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $291 MM $30 MM
Birmingham City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $371 MM $30 MM
Birmingham City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,900 $10,181
Birmingham City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,897 $10,301
Birmingham City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Mcneel School - Vacca Campus (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Banks Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Martha Gaskins Middle School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • BirminghamBanks Middle School
    1.1 miles | Grades: 6-8721 86th St South
    BirminghamAL 35206
    (205)231-5190
    1.16-8n/a
  • BirminghamHuffman Middle School
    1.1 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 322 students517 Huffman Rd
    BirminghamAL 35215
    (205)231-5370
    1.16-8322
  • BirminghamMartha Gaskins Middle School
    1.2 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 491 students200 Dalton Dr
    BirminghamAL 35215
    (205)231-9200
    1.2KG-5491
  • BirminghamMcneel School - Vacca Campus
    Alternative School
    1.2 miles | Grades: 7-128950 Roebuck Blvd
    BirminghamAL 35206
    (205)838-4981
    1.27-12n/a
  • BirminghamNorth Roebuck Elementary School
    1.3 miles | Grades: KG-5300 Red Ln Rd
    BirminghamAL 35215
    (205)231-5500
    1.3KG-5n/a

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