Alternative Program Central

  • Alternative Program Central serves 21 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 58%) for the 2013-14 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 11:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Alternative Program Central's student population of 21 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 2 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students21 students
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Total Classroom Teachers2 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 11:1 has increased from 6:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Alternative Program Central is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
58%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
58%
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 2013-14 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
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American Indian
4%
n/a
Hispanic
29%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Alternative Program Central and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
48%
23%
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 2015-16 school year data.
White
15%
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 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
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 Score0.670.46
This chart display the diversity score of Alternative Program Central and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate<50%
82%
This chart display graduation rate of Alternative Program Central and public school graduation rate of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
48%
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 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalm Beach School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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