Christian Alternative School

725 Mountain Dr,

Birmingham, AL, 35206-1743

Tel: (205)231-5250
Grades: KG-9

606 students

Christian Alternative School serves 606 students in grades KG-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Christian Alternative School operates within the Birmingham City School District.

Overview

The student population of 606 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades KG-9
Total Students 606 students
Christian Alternative School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 44% Male / 56%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Christian Alternative School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Christian Alternative School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Christian Alternative School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Christian Alternative School Asian (1990-2010)
Hispanic
n/a
5%
Christian Alternative School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
96%
35%
Christian Alternative School Black (1989-2012)
White
2%
58%
Christian Alternative School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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 0.55
Christian Alternative School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
55%
51%
Christian Alternative School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
7%
7%
Christian Alternative School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,966 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name Birmingham City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
81
7
Number of Students Managed 25,966 2,928
Birmingham City School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $294 MM $29 MM
Birmingham City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $327 MM $31 MM
Birmingham City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,707 $9,620
Birmingham City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,922 $10,180
Birmingham City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mcneel School - Vacca Campus (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Huffman Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Roebuck Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Birmingham Huffman Middle School
    517 Huffman Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35215
    (205)231-5370
    1.1  mi  |  300  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Birmingham Banks Middle School
    721 86th St South
    Birmingham , AL , 35206
    (205)231-5190
    1.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Birmingham Martha Gaskins Middle School
    200 Dalton Dr
    Birmingham , AL , 35215
    (205)231-9200
    1.2  mi  |  357  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Birmingham Mcneel School - Vacca Campus
    Alternative School
    8950 Roebuck Blvd
    Birmingham , AL , 35206
    (205)838-4981
    Alternative School
    1.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Birmingham North Roebuck Elementary School
    300 Red Ln Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35215
    (205)231-5500
    1.3  mi  |  509  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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