Alternative Program Central

  • Alternative Program Central serves 18 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2012-13 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is <50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Alternative Program Central placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Alternative Program Central's student population of 18 students has grown by 38% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 1 teachers has declined by 66% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students18 students
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Total Classroom Teachers1 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Alternative Program Central is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,498 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2012-13 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 4:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Alternative Program Central is 0.74, which is more 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
58%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alternative Program Central and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Hispanic
34%
32%
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Black
28%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Alternative Program Central and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
22%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Alternative Program Central and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
16%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Alternative Program Central.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.740.70
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Graduation Rate<50%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of Alternative Program Central and public school graduation rate of Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Alternative Program Central and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Beach School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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