Alternative Education Center

Alternative Education Center serves 23 students in grades 6-12.
Alternative Education Center placed in the top 20% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Alternative Education Center places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Alternative Education Center's student population of 23 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students23 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

Alternative Education Center is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Alternative Education Center is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#693 out of 3672 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
74%
17%
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White
17%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.420.68
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Graduation Rate
(16-17)
<50%
87%
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
13%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur 61 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Alternative Education Center is Southeast Learning Center (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Social-emotional Alternative Program Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school | 49 students
    0.0 miles
    1900 E. Cleveland Av
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 424-3106
    0 Inquire with school 49
  • Decatur Southeast Learning Center
    Grades: PK-12 | 2 students
    0.0 miles
    1900 E Cleveland Ave
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3310
    0 PK-12 2
  • Decatur Eisenhower High School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,023 student
    0.4 miles
    1200 S 16th St
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3102
    0.4 9-12 1,023
  • Decatur St Marys Adolescent Ed Program Alternative School
    Grades: Inquire with school
    0.4 miles
    1800 E Lake Shore Dr
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 464-5000
    0.4 Inquire with school n/a
  • Decatur Johns Hill Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 475 students
    0.8 miles
    1025 E Johns Ave
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3351
    0.8 K-8 475

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