Alternative High School

Malberg Building, 45 Ranoldo T
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Alternative High School serves 36 students in grades 9-12.
Alternative High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Alternative High School's student population of 36 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 7 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students36 students
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Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
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School Comparison

Alternative High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Alternative High School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1981 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
6%
29%
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Black
28%
15%
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White
61%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.550.70
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherry Hill School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Alternative High School is Cherry Hill High School West (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is John A. Carusi Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kingston Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cherry Hill Kingston Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 403 students
    0.4 miles
    320 Kingston Rd
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    (856) 667-0986
    0.4 K-5 403
  • Cherry Hill Barclay Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK-K | 260 students
    0.7 miles
    1220 Winston Way
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    (856) 429-7283
    0.7 PK-K 260
  • Cherry Hill Cherry Hill High School West Math: 15% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,321 student
    0.8 miles
    2101 Chapel Ave
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    (856) 663-8006
    0.8 9-12 1,321
  • Cherry Hill Joyce Kilmer Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 457 students
    0.8 miles
    2900 Chapel Ave
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    (856) 667-3903
    0.8 K-5 457
  • Mount Laurel Countryside Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-4 | 316 students
    1.2 miles
    115 Schoolhouse Lane
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    (856) 234-2750
    1.2 PK-4 316

School Reviews

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Cannot say enough about this school. Malberg is NOT for BAD kids. Malberg gives the kids the extra attention they need. The staff and principal are wonderful.
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