Northview Alternative High School

3801 East Beltline Se,

Grand Rapids, MI, 49525-

Tel: (616)361-7396
Grades: 9-12

156 students

Northview Alternative High School serves 156 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Northview Alternative High School operates within the Northview Public s School District.
The school district's 100% graduation rate is higher than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 156 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 156 students
Northview Alternative High School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Northview Alternative High School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2012)
Students by Grade Northview Alternative High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 18:1
Northview Alternative High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Northview Alternative High School American Indian (2004-2012)
Asian
n/a
3%
Northview Alternative High School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
6%
6%
Northview Alternative High School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
15%
22%
Northview Alternative High School Black (2003-2012)
White
71%
67%
Northview Alternative High School White (2003-2012)
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.
0.47 0.48
Northview Alternative High School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
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%
44%
Northview Alternative High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2012)
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.
3%
6%
Northview Alternative High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,408 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 85% over five years.
School District Name Northview Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 3,408 806
Northview Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 100% 82%
Northview Public s School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $35 MM $11 MM
Northview Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $35 MM $11 MM
Northview Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,331 $11,537
Northview Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,275 $11,612
Northview Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Northview High School (1.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Highlands School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is East Oakview Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Grand Rapids Highlands School
    4645 Chandy Dr Ne
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49525
    (616)361-3440
    1  mi  |  445  students  |  Gr.  5-6
  • Grand Rapids East Oakview Elementary School
    3940 Suburban Shores Dr Ne
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49525
    (616)361-3460
    1.1  mi  |  396  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Grand Rapids Orchard View Elementary School
    2770 Leffingwell Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49525
    (616)493-8930
    1.4  mi  |  600  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Grand Rapids Northview High School
    4451 Hunsberger Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49525
    (616)363-4857
    1.7  mi  |  1206  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Grand Rapids North Oakview Elementary School
    4300 Costa Ave Ne
    Grand Rapids , MI , 49525
    (616)361-3450
    1.7  mi  |  402  students  |  Gr.  KG-4

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