Alternative Center For Excellence

  • Alternative Center For Excellence serves 83 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Alternative Center For Excellence placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Alternative Center For Excellence's student population of 83 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students83 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Alternative Center For Excellence is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 956 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Alternative Center For Excellence is 0.63, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#823 out of 956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)21-39%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:113:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
47%
24%
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Black
14%
13%
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White
37%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Alternative Center For Excellence.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.630.63
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Graduation Rate30-39%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alternative Center For Excellence and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDanbury School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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