Alternative High School

  • Alternative High School serves 164 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Alternative High School's student population of 164 students has declined by 38% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 34% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students164 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Alternative High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,234 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Alternative High School is 0.51, 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 School Rank (16-17)#2178 out of 2234 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio4:112:1
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Asian
1%
10%
Hispanic
42%
28%
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Black
56%
15%
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White
1%
44%
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Diversity Score0.510.70
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Graduation Rate
41%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePaterson Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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