Alternative High School

350 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 85 students in grades 6-12, Alternative High School ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 85 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 3:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : 41%
  • : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Alternative High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Alternative High School's student population of 85 students has declined by 41% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
85 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Alternative High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Alternative High School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
#1809 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤10%
26%
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21-39%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
11:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
54%
32%
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Black
42%
15%
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White
4%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.54
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(15-16)
41%
90%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alternative High School's ranking?
Alternative High School is ranked #1809 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are Alternative High School often compared to?
Alternative High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Atlantic Regional School, Alternative School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 21-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Alternative High School?
The graduation rate of Alternative High School is 41%, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 90%.
How many students attend Alternative High School?
85 students attend Alternative High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Alternative High School students are Hispanic, 42% of students are Black, and 4% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Alternative High School?
Alternative High School has a student ration of 3:1, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Alternative High School offer ?
Alternative High School offers enrollment in grades 6-12
What school district is Alternative High School part of?
Alternative High School is part of Paterson Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 85 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 3:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : 41%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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